Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I'm just sitting here wasting time reading blogs of people I don't even know, and figured I could at least be semi-productive by posting something on my own. I really should be doing more school with the kids, but I think I've gotten as much out of Jake as I'm going to and Jonathan and Madi are reading right now (their scripts I think), so I'm not going to disturb them for a change. There is laundry to hang out and a kitchen floor that could be washed, but I had two pieces of fudge a little while ago and my energy is gone. I stayed up until midnight last night finishing Twilight...it was different and interesting (and a little scary-so I had trouble falling asleep even after I was finished). The weather has been so perfect! Maybe I'll take a nap in the hammock if I can drag myself away from the computer. Theatre started back yesterday at the new location, and when it was time to go get the kids I walked to picked them up. Mike had already picked up Jake to take him to baseball practice so I just went to get Jonathan, Madi, and our friend Wyatt ( Caryn, you can show him that I'm mentioning him, since YOU haven't started YOUR blog yet!!). A few people asked the kids if they needed a ride home and then when we were walking another woman turned around to see if we wanted a ride. It was perfect weather and still really light outside...it is funny and sad how people assume something must be wrong if you are walking these days...like it is such an outdated form of transportation...that kind of thing just makes me want to walk so much more!! So... if you see me walking don't ask if I want a ride home! Jonathan and Madi and I are now into "The roaring 20s" in History...it is sort of the calm before the storm. We learned about the Spanish Influenza today and how in October 1918 13,000 people died in Philadelphia alone from the virus...that same month only about 2000 people died fighting in WW1. We talked about how my grandmother Mugga was 1 year old in 1918 and how if she had gotten that influenza and died as a child none of us would be here...well Mike would be somewhere, but not here. Jonathan and Madi get into this kind of thing as much as I do and it is neat because they remember the house where Mugga lived as a child it is also where my mother grew up...Mugga and Papa lived there until 2004. Also tying into history, our beloved "Auntie" was born 90 years ago yesterday (1919), she was Mugga's sister. It is especially neat because that is the exact time period we are studying right now. AND interestingly enough PINOCCHIO was "released from the Disney vault" this week for its 70th anniversary and Mugga and Papa's first date was to see PINOCCHIO...I think we're going to buy it! That's history in our house! I printed over 160 pages today for two different lapbooks-- one was free about St Patrick's Day and the other I had to pay for--Guatemala...I figured it was worth the money because we've got to get working on that International Day project. Well typing it out makes it seem like I did have a fairly productive day after all, my problem is that there is always more that I want to accomplish.