Tuesday, March 13, 2012

randomness taken to the extreme...

*One of the those reminders of why I'm glad I live today as opposed to during colonial times. From The Witch of Blackbird Pond:

A young surgeon was summoned from Hartford to bleed her, and a nauseous brew of ground roasted toads was forced between her cracked lips, to no avail.

*I finished Annie's jacket! :D I am so very pleased with myself. I may not be able to hold out until her birthday to give it to her! Partly because I want to be able to take a picture of her wearing it so I can show you. :P As an aside, her birthday falls on Easter again this year. Sort of hate that.


*It's really freakin' amazing how many posts can accumulate in just a few short days, isn't it?!! I think I have finally come to the realization that if I can't read blogs for a few days in a row, I just have to use that "mark all as read" button. No more trying to catch up. No more feeling guilty. No more making excuses. Just click and start over. It sucks, but seriously, has anyone ever come up with a better answer?

*I picked up Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe at the library last week. Yep, thanks to Chris. :D I'm not very far in yet, but I'm really loving it already. Lots of little bits that just speak to me. Like this:

I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn't get--and never would get.

And this:

Words were different when they lived inside of you.

*I'm having such fun watching Max watch Ghostbusters. His eyes will open wide, and then he'll get this huge smile on his face. A few minutes later his eyes will widen again. He is so obviously enjoying this movie. Sounds pretty silly, I suppose, but it's just one of those many "Mom" moments that make all the gray hair worth it.

*Just because she's cute, said with no Mommy-bias whatsoever ;)

*I wish like heck that Gray would stop turning off tweetdeck whenever he uses my computer. Either that, or I wish I could remember to turn it back on more often.


*So it's really looking like the purchase of this house is really going through. *knocks on every wood surface available* There are still a couple things up in the air...it's really just a total waiting game on our part. Anyway, I decided that I'd better get on with figuring out what I needed to do with the kiddos' schooling. So yesterday, I found the registrar's website and printed out all the forms I need to fill out to get Max registered for school. Sheesh--you'd think we were applying to get him security clearance instead of just registering him for school. :P

*Been watching a lot of great stuff for school in the past week. Gray and I finished up with the Strange Days on Planet Earth series last week by watching both "Dirty Secrets" and "Troubled Waters." All six episodes are really awesome, and I highly recommend them! Yesterday, we finished up with the three and a half hour PBS special Benjamin Franklin. History is not one of Gray's favorite subjects, but he thoroughly enjoyed this movie/documentary/mini-series/whatever (as did I). Annie and I watched Good Night, and Good Luck Sunday afternoon. (We started a course on U.S. history since 1945 which we'll be continuing through next fall semester. And while I do have a textbook I really like, we're really only using it as a guide and are doing most of our learning through non-textbook books and movies and documentaries.) On today's agenda, Gray and I are going to watch Gasland. This makes me so happy--I've only wanted to watch this movie for the past year now (and have literally had it out from Netflix since last June--yeah, I know, how many copies of the movie could I have actually bought for the price I've paid having it out from Netflix for so long...*sigh*).

And now I suppose I should call an end to this particular spewing of randomness, huh? But how about you tell me a bit of randomness in your life right now??? (Seriously, don't you just love getting comments where people tell you stuff about them? Always makes me happy...even if it does make me feel rather boring in comparison. :P )


DesLily said...

well I just posted an inconsenquential type post myself! lol..

love all the movies you watch for "school" I wish you had been my mom LOL...I remember watching "1776 and totally enjoying it and when in school I can't say I was much for history.

(I can tell you aren't bias..whatsoever! LOL you needent be...she IS cute!

awww I will look forward to seeing that jacket on Annie!

Jean said...

You are anything but boring, lady! I love hearing that the house purchase is looking good. Let me know when the guest room is ready. That said, I'm more than willing to bunk anywhere as long as it's not an airplane seat. Those, I have trouble sleeping in.

Jason Gignac said...

I'm not very good at random… I suppose, I am sewing my first thing made of wool - the shell of a shoulder bag for the cruise for Amanda and I. That's a little random. I hope I'm not supposed to do anything speical when I sew it!

The movies for history sound like a great plan! I need to try to do that more often with Laurence. Any good recommendations for a Civil War movie for an eight year old? That's the part of history he's going into, now.

Amanda said...

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is an awesome book. I'm really happy to hear things are going well so far with the house thing! I hope it goes through for you.

My kids love Ghostbusters. Jason and I watch and just think how hilariously 80s that movie is.

I think you've heard a bit of randomness from me the last few days, between hitting the 75 lbs lost mark and Laurence's birthday and entering that contest and freaking out about an isbn issue... :D

Debi said...

Hey, I think it's that thing they say about "great minds," right? :P

LOL--yeah, right! Your comment so totally cracked me up because you're right up there at the top of the list of people to whom in comparison I am PATHETICALLY BORING!!!
And rest assured--we will never make you sleep in an airplane seat, so come anytime!

I think that was a perfect little tidbit of random! :D
It makes me smile so much to hear that Laurence is really into the Civil War. Annie went through a long period when she was just fascinated with the Civil War. I'd planned to spend about 6 weeks on it in school, but she was so into it, that we ended up spending half a year (one of the nice things about homeschooling!) You all have probably already seen this, but if not, the Ken Burns Civil War series is sooooo good! Annie loved it. She was older than Laurence when she saw it (10, I think?), but there was nothing in it I thought she shouldn't see.

Yeah, I loved The Witch of Blackbird Pond--I can't believe I only just got around to reading it!
And can you believe I've never even seen Ghostbusters? I know, I should be ashamed of myself, I suppose.
Yeah, but that's a pretty *important* list of random stuff, as opposed to my drivel. :P

Eva said...

I love your random posts! :D

Kailana said...

I am glad things are going well for this house. YAY!!!