Well, we've got the good ole' Santa Ana winds ripping through Orange County right now. I think I heard it reported we'd be getting 70 to 80 mph winds coming through tonight and tomorrow. We've battened down the hatches and put the hens to bed in the coop early. Hens don't like wind, it ruffles their feathers ( a girl wants to look presentable...) and things falling around them tends to throw them into a startled chicken-little frenzy of "the sky is falling" which is sometimes comical but kind of sad- I have empathy for those of little brain, my hen friends.

I think I just decided to make this reeaal short, since I recently found out that my health status had resulted in way less blood volume ( just severely anemic, don't freak-not trying to make it sound omnious) and the adult dose of antihistimine and sudefed just hit my system big- time, I I am now, it seems, blogging while under the influence. Please forgive any typing errors. I forgot I shouldn't take adult doses (darn winds messing with my allergies tonight). I think the Dr. said I have half the blood volume, but then again I might not remember that right, since mental confusion and thinking fuzzy are symptoms. The poor man, he had my number and quizzed me about what I am supposed to take and do before I left his office. -I answered every question wrong! He then wrote it down for me, smart man.

Okay, I'm going to stop now, but I did want to mention that the carnival of homeschooling is posted, you can go on over to read really good/interesting posts.

I'm going to go now, cuz I do feel really funky right now....
see you around the internet!

Fall, Y'all bloggy give-away is here!

Okay people, the Fall, Y'all bloggy give-away is up and running over at Shannon's place, click *here* to go to her page listing all the different give-aways- there are hundreds listed, oh so much fun!

I will be hosting two different give-aways here on my blog,
the first is for a *Jurassic Park Explorer DVD game*.

I did a review of the game *here* (it was a huge hit with all my kids, to sum it up) and the nice people at Brighter Minds media were so very kind to send me a game just for this bloggy give-away! (so I don't have to give away my copy....) So, to enter this contest just leave me a comment and leave a way for me to contact you, either by having your name linked to an email or blog, or by leaving me your email in the comment. I will use a number generator to pick a winner at the close of the contest. This prize is only open to continental United States residents. Please indicate if you are entering for prize #1, #2 or both.

My next give-away prize is for a $20 gift card for Barnes & Nobles bookstore. This contest is open to anyone. Again, just leave me a comment and a way to contact you. Please indicate if you are entering for prize #1, #2, or both.

Contest ends Sunday, November 4th at 11pm PST. I will post the winner sometime Monday.

good luck, thanks for playing!

Carnival of Homeschooling 82nd edition

Just FYI: The 82nd edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling is up over at Tami's Blog.
Lots of great links to other homeschool blogs about many different subjects. A few that caught my eye are; Principled Discovery writes about "Building a reflective homeschool: Unanswered questions (did you every wonder what fireflys eat?) The common room writes about "My quibbles with Charlotte Mason"..because she loves CM and would never disagree outright, only quibble...(at least that is my guess...) :) and Janice Campbell writes about "Socialization...again".

Head on over to the carnival, there are many more great posts to read, this was just a very small sample.