Thursday, August 27, 2009
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Tal k slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN! .. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you 've made a mist ake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.
Monday, August 24, 2009
We got out of bed at 8, ate breakfast, Giselle cleaned her room and Paul cleaned the playroom and they played outside until 9 am. Then they came inside and started school for the day. Paul finished up about 9:45 (he was goofing off for a bit while I was outside watering plants) and Giselle got everything but her spelling done by noon. Then we packed up our pool bag and our water bottles and headed for Northwest Municipal Pool for the Annual Not-Back-To-School Homeschool Pool Party (see the picture in the post from earlier today). Giselle finished her spelling on the drive there and we stayed at the pool until 5:30. We were actually a bit disappointed with this year's Party turnout - 200 kids per the lifeguard's count - almost half the size of last year's and last year was pretty scant too. Then we stopped for dinner at Kerby Lane Cafe (pancakes for the kids) to wait out the traffic. We got home in time to play outside and do some more watering before bedtime prep and reading time.
Tomorrow we're taking Joe to Krause Springs - our pictures from going earlier this summer looked like so much fun that he wanted us to take him! We'll start school a little early at 8:30, head out at 9:30, and do some more school in the car. What she doesn't get done tomorrow she can bump to Wed if she wants.
Only home schoolers allowed
The Not-Back-To-School Party is an annual homeschool event (going on for over 12 years) where all the homeschoolers meet up at a city pool and throw a big huge pool party on the first day of public school. Kind of a blatent "Nya nya!" thing since it's still in the upper 90's here and those ps kids'll have homework when they get off the bus and we'll all still be at the pool where we've been since noon.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
DoctorYourself.com - Vitamin C Therapeutics
Saturday, August 22, 2009
SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener, or sucralose, is made from a process that begins with sugar through a patented, multi-step process that selectively replaces three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sugar molecule with three chlorine atoms. The result is an exceptionally stable sweetener without the calories found in sugar. After consumption, 70 to 80% of sucralose passes through the body without being broken down for energy.
I investigated further and came up with this: Sugar substitutes and the potential danger of Splenda .
I guess I'm not getting my half and half peach tea anymore, instead I'll get the plain peach tea and add my own organic agave nectar. Then again, who knows what the peach flavor is. I guess I'll go back to making my own organic peach tea with agave at home. I'll just reuse the giant styrofoam cup from Sonic - you can't go wrong with 44 oz of iced tea!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
And I'm supposed to trust the safety of organic food coming from China?!?! If this crap is in the air then it's in the rain and it's on the food that grows there, organic or not. And it's in the fish that grow in the water there. And it's in the meat from the animals that eat the food that's grown there.
People, to be assured of the safety of the food you eat it in the US you must buy locally (preferably organic) and support the family farms!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tomorrow night is The Wiggles concert - we are SO excited!!