Links for a Fall-ish Sunday

  • The 30 days of giving starts November 1st- there is a blog site and FB page for this.  It looks really  neat..I'm still on the fence about it, I like the idea, but we all know I am not good with deadlines, schedules and I procrastinate...soooo, I'm still thinking 'maybe'. How about you? will you be joining up?

Have a wonderful week, internets!

L.E.N.S. -Perspective

Welcome to the LEarning Never Stops Photo Challenge- Perspective edition.

Definition of Perspective:

a : the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically : representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance b : a picture in perspective
a : the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed perspective>; also : point of view b : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance perspective and to view your own task in a larger framework — W. J. Cohen>
a : a visible scene; especially : one giving a distinctive impression of distance : vista b : a mental view or prospect perspective on the situation>
: the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions

Linky closes 10pm Sunday pacific time. Please link up to your entry page, not your general blog page.

Let's get creative!

Links on a Monday

Some awesomeness on the internet...

  • From My Computer is My Canvas-her Mailbox job (chore) system. A cute way to delegate chores for your kids. She even has customized card sets for sale in her etsy shop, for those of us who tend to run with a good idea, but never actually get around to finding all the materials and actually making it..ahem....

Happy Monday, everyone! :)

7 Quick Takes Friday, Oct 1, 2010

Meg has a job exercising a horse. This is by far, her dream job. The horse has an injury, so this week we were walking him. Like a dog. This horse- his name is Joe, is kept in a part of Orange County we've never explored before. It is criss-crossed with horse trails. It's been delightful!

I think Meg's highschool classes with the Biola Star program, just might be the death of me. At least, the General Lit & Composition class will be. I kid you not, I did not have this level of writing until college, and I was in AP classes. If we can survive, I will have no doubts that Meg will thrive in college.
If. I. survive.

Beside her regular homeschool classes, her Biola classes and horse-walking...Meg was hired to dogsit/walk the two dachhunds next door and take in the mail/water plants for another neighbor across the street. She was one busy girl.

We've had quite the heat wave here in the OC. Monday, it hit somewhere around 112 degrees- which is not unheard of for parts of So. Ca- but it is unheard of for our part of Orange County.

The heat wave meant, of course, that this homeschool crew had to hit the beach.
It was perfect! The day we went, there was a bit of cloud cover, so it was very warm, but not blazing. Loved it! Also, the beach was empty, compared to during the summer. Loved it!

Today, we had a bit of thunderstorm and some rain. We do not get much weather here in OC, in fact, I can never find my umbrella because I only use it maybe once a year. We enjoyed the thunder and 15 minutes of hard rain. Then it was over. It was still a warm day, however.

We changed plans this morning- I was actually driving Meg to walk the horse when the rain started pounding. So, we turned around and stopped for bagels, instead. I snapped this photo of the rain pounding while the sun shone, at the Orange Circle- it's an antique district area..lots of shops, and best of all, bagels!

*7 Quick Takes Friday is hosted at Conversion Diary.

Sunday night Links!

So much going on in the internet world...are you like me, absorbing so much that you forget half of it?

Here is where I try to share internet awesomeness I discovered, though unfortunately, much of it gets lost before I remember to jot it all down.

Some things of note:

**Headsprout Phonics early reading program discount is ending August 31st.
Click to this page; Headsprout Reading online-early reading program
and enter this code to save 25% HS2010BTS1

-you can click over to see my review; Headsprout Phonics, my other homeschool secret weapon
this is one of my favorite picks for homeschool curriculum. :)

Waiting for Superman- a documentary: this is the trailer, and it had me in tears. Something is very wrong with public school education in D.C. (which is astounding considering how much money is poured into the D.C. educational system, much more than anywhere else in the U.S. - a rant/discussion for another blog post maybe...)

Joyful Abode - check out her recipe index on the right margin, she has some delicious looking healthy food recipes and many for food allergy diet needs. I am going to be trying some of these out.

Parenting For Dummies-the very cool Lollie-mom of 5, gives some not-so-typical back to school tips as part of PFD's Make New ifriend Mondays.

Rubit dog tag clips. Clips that make it easy to move your dog's tags from one collar to the next. Comes in cool colors! I'm thinking they look more sturdy then the flimsy clips I got at the pet store for Emma's i.d. tag...

PeaceLoveMom shirt giveaway over at Getting all my Duck's in a Row. Ends Sept. 8

Avocado fries over at Not just another Jen (love love her blog title!) - I have not tried these yet, but they are for sure on my to do list...

Sunday Night link-fun-o-rama

It's time for Sunday links! Good stuff I've found around the internet.

**First a Boredom Buster Summer idea from Good N Crazy blog- a recipe for Strawberry bread. She made this with her kids. I was actually brainstorming today about hands-on stuff to do with my kids, since I've been letting them run free-range wild the last week or two..and cooking was on my list. This recipe looks pleasing and not difficult.

**Next, The New Spice Guy- Study like a scholar...

**We watched Hello Dolly with the kids the other night. Just another chapter in our quest to make sure our kids are culturally educated....

here's my favorite song from the movie- Barbara Streisand was just brilliant, beautiful voice, beautiful everything, and so expressive!

So, what are your top fav musicals?