Pizza, candy and America's Funniest Home Videos- what more does a 10 year old need?
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I love the walk around Saxon Woods, and I love watching the seasons change. So I decided it would be fun to post a picture of the same spot every day so I could look back at how the seasons change- but on a new blog so I didn't bore everyone who looks at my regular blog to death! The spot I picked is a bridge over a small stream that we cross whichever loop we do, and the blog address is saxonwoods.blogspot.com
There will be gaps- sometimes we go to the other section of Saxon Woods, sometimes we go to the beach or further afield, but most days we cross this bridge and I will try and post a picture. And for the fun of it I may add other details, like the weather, or what is playing on my G2 at the moment I took the picture (I have almost 14GB of music on it and I usually just have it playing on full random while I'm walking the dog).
So if you've got nothing better to do, and you feel like looking at the same picture over and over again (with just the weather and the leaves changing) head on over to saxonwoods.blogspot.com
Thursday, October 28, 2010
"Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens."
Came home and just wanted to give Crisp a hug (but I didn't wake him up- I'll wait 'til the morning)- I don't think we're putting pressure on him, I think we're doing OK, but we need to be really conscious of what school/culture/peers etc. are doing- it's a really thought provoking movie!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Today walk in Saxon Woods with Holly & Chico, just under 3 miles with lots of ups and downs and Chico seemed to enjoy it (Holly had her usual great time!): http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=214141592862662906333.0004925d2b0dc023adc80
Sunday, October 10, 2010
At Jodi's to celebrate the recently-homeless Robyn's birthday.
They don't know how long they'll be out, but they're in a hotel for the next couple of nights at least. The fire didn't do any damage to their apartment, but the apartment that burned was right above the boiler and all the incoming power for the building so there's no power or heat 'cos of all the water they used to put out the fire.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
They guys came a couple of days ago to replace the AV equipment that was damaged in the lightning strike over the summer- including the main sound board. Now I have to try and reset all the channels and aux sends and inputs oh my! from my notes in hopes that it will just sound like it used to.