Friday, September 30, 2011

All about me, me me...

Thinking it's time to blog again. But can't get over the nagging feeling that blogging is the ultimate attention whore forum. I dunno. Maybe that's not what it is and/or maybe I really am THAT egotistical.

What I do know is that I loathe going to the drive up at a fast food restaurant on my way HOME from somewhere. I am the only person in the truck and I'm ordering for FIVE people. I almost said, "Don't judge," to the pimply cashier when I handed him my cash. Maybe I am planning to head to the park and snarf five double cheeseburgers before I head back into the depths of homemaking for the remainder of the afternoon! You just never know....

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2011-2012 Blogging...

Uh yeah, school starts July 7th! And so does blogging! :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Not much to say...

So, all last week, I tried to think of something to blog about here. Nothing came to mind. (Well, nothing witty or blog-worthy.) We did school, we played in the snow, we finally had Christmas with the in-laws. Mostly, we just enjoyed the warm fires and worked on schoolwork.

I think I shall re-institute the blog schedule as in ye olde dayes when I blogged with more regularity. So, without further ado, the schedule shall be:

Weekly--One homeschool, one whatever I want to talk about, one "uplifting" person/newstory and then one Wordless. That should clear everything up.

So, Monday, look for a homeschool post about what's working for us this year!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A man named Luz...

I was reading a book last night by Stephen Covey called "Everyday Greatness" that I happened to purchase at my local Mardel store on the Bargain Book shelf? Have you been there? I hear it's a wonderful place with very helpful service.

Anyhoo, reading through the book last night and there was a quote by Jesse Owens. You know Jesse Owens, right? (If not, do not pass go and go get a biography/video/wiki article about Jesse Owens. Hint: you'll get Black History, Olympics and World War II history all in one.)

Anyhoo again. *what other word means: back to my story that I sidetracked myself from* Here's the blurb:

1936 Summer Olympics
in Berlin
Hitler is German Chancellor
Hitler is anxious for "Aryan supremacy" to reign at the game

Jesse Owens is a sharecropper's son
Long jumper
Luz Long is the blonde, blue-eyed German long jumper

In front of Hitler, Luz advised Owens on how to jump farther in the prelims

Long story short:
Owens went on to win the gold medal in the long jump with 8.06m while besting Long's own record of 7.87m. Long won the silver medal for second place and was the first to congratulate Owens: they posed together for photos and walked arm-in-arm to the dressing room.

"It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler... You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the twenty-four karat friendship that I felt for Luz Long at that moment." —Jesse Owens

Monday, January 10, 2011

Out with the Old...

Deleted EVERYTHING from ten years of blogging. **moment of silence** Starting fresh for 2011.

Will link from facebook. And I'm not even going to say that the resolution is to blog every day. Just more often. (Which shouldn't be hard, considering that I only did it six times last year.) I was busy! :)

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Today's blurb from someone else is Johnny Lingo's Eight Cow Wife. Enjoy!

**Not that subtle and now with less catty**