Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hack-schooling

My kids and I watch Ted Talk vids together fairly often. I like to push them to think creatively and find mentors and heroes out there beyond Alabama, USA. We loved listening to this guy. He inspired my kids to explore how we do education. He inspired them to think about how they can take control of their own education. Take 10 minutes to watch it. You'll be inspired too!

Click here to watch the YouTube video!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wildlife Wednesday

A single moment, capturing God's amazing creation. Found this photo the children and I took during the end of the summer. These armored beauties were coming out of every crevice! This week, I have been feeling like this guy. Sometimes I just want to curl up into a ball and silently wait for the angst to clear. Can I get a witness? Isn't it beautiful how God speaks to us? Even the smallest creature can communicate the empathy and understanding of our Creator. Child, I know how you feel. When you are ready, just unwind and keep on moving.

If we don't slow down, we will miss opportunities to connect with the wildlife around us.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

My friend wears an apron.

Literally, she prepares dinner each night in an apron.

I might don a holiday apron during Thanksgiving and Christmas family gatherings, or for our neighborhood 4th of July BBQ - but who actually takes advantage of this everyday utility? Meredith does, that's who.
Tonight, I was making dinner with a glass of wine. I took a bite of my spaghetti with vodka sauce, and schlepped a splash of sauce onto my new top from The Buckle.
After washing the spot out, I took a sip of vino and I kid you not, I got a splash of wine on my top! Expletives abound.

It was tonight, that I got on Amazon.com to look for a utility apron. Thanks for the inspiration MER!!

Tell me, do you wear an apron?