I'm sure you were all relieved to wake up this morning and read that North Korea is going to dismantle its nuclear program. I feel safer already.
The sad spectacle of Sen. Craig dominated the news this week...I thought about blogging on it, but what in the world do you say? Everything that could be said was heard on the networks from all sides of the political spectrum...everything except how ugly and tragic sin is.
Speaking of the Senate. Did you ever hear that old joke about the the best illustration of "mixed emotions" being when you see your mother-in-law drive off a cliff...in your brand new Cadillac? (Obviously the joke started making the rounds back when GM actually produced a much-envied vehicle). Well here's my new version of mixed emotions: hearing that Sen. John Warner of Virginia will not seek re-election, in a state that is turning blue faster than you can say Rappahannock.
And the rain pours on. Those of you in states with hotter, drier summers than usual are welcome to come and soak up some San Antonio soupiness. How often can THAT be said?
Our plans to start school, already delayed a week, have just been delayed again. The death of a dear uncle of John's means we will travel tomorrow to Fort Worth to be with the family and attend the funeral on Tuesday. We may get started, then, on Thursday, but you veteran homeschoolers know how difficult that can be, so for all practical purposes we've probably lost the week other than to assemble notebooks, go over schedules, etc.
I'm happy to report that 99% of the visitors to the IRL Granny's House have loved the color and decor in our "new" bedroom. And for those of you who heard this morning's sermon at COG, I must clarify: the color scheme was selected IN CONJUNCTION WITH the other occupant of the room, and he has exclaimed many times how much he likes it and, specifically, that it is "so soothing." So there ;-)
Is there anything better than guacamole?
Saddest sports event of the week: Notre Dame's MORE than dismal showing in its opener yesterday.
Happiest sports event of the week: Michigan's loss was even more embarrassing.
I know, I'm pathetic.
Thanks to The Papa for restoring the ability to print directly from my laptop. No, I am not too lazy to get up and walk to the desk computer to print something, but many times I'm working on a document on the laptop that I then have to email to myself and pick it up on the other computer, which is notoriously slow and unreliable even though it's newer than mine. Have I warned you that if you use Edu-Track, you pretty much have to have a computer dedicated just to that? A real downside to an otherwise good program.
I'm hoping to see September Dawn sometime this week. It's too bad that the event chronicled in the movie as well as its far-reaching implications haven't been taught to our children as carefully as other American tragedies.
Snip, snip, that's all folks :-)