Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We had a great day today. We worked in the 4H kitchen and we were working from the minute we got there. Turns out the self proclaimed "Kitchen Witch" is a lot like me and having proved our willingness to work, we got along great. Her husband, bless his heart was also a delight. We met new people and the girls learned how to work a counter and their way around a retail kitchen.
Jenny was in heaven, she would have worked that counter all day and with her cheery smile and her, "have a nice day, thank you for supporting 4H", she was adorable. Rowan worked the hot dog station, very busy spot and today I was really proud of them. After our shift we walked about for a bit and indulged our love of photography and then we were quite glad to head home and relax.
Monday, July 19, 2010
We finished the cookies and were told to clean up and go ahead and take off. Tomorrow we get the work in the main kitchen where, I am told, our help will be badly needed. Maybe if I leave the windows open again, the car will dry out. I am looking forward to hanging out on the fairgrounds afterward with my good camera, there are so many wonderful opportunities for great photography! Which this clearly isn't, but you get the idea.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own."
And I am truly grateful.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
You'd think that living here my entire life, I would remember that you need a beach sticker from Memorial Day to Labor Day wouldn't you? Me too, but my memory is shot so there you go.
There a rules to living on Cape Cod. One of them is that you get your errands done as early in the morning as possible before every tourist and their mother is on the road. Town Hall clearly the way to go, in, out and back before they are out of bed.
The website goes on to say that beach sticker are $60 and combo dump sticker $80. I ask Mike if we have funds and he says sure, decides on the combo sticker and writes me out a check for $80. He also made me out a check for grocery money. No doubt because we are out of trash bags and it is getting more evident by the minute.
I made a copy of my registration, filled out the form and was breezing down the traffic-less roads and standing in front of the town hall at 8:00 am on the nose.
I am at the bank at 8:14 and wait til 8:30 when it opens. While I am waiting, I called my sister to complain because she always sympathizes. Then I called my friend who also goes to swim lessons. I figured, hey, no worries, we'll catch a ride! Worry about the sticker later. Turns out she had an expired beach sticker so she and her kids were being dropped off and walking home. This was no short distance!
Finally realizing I am going to have to suck it up and brave the post 9am traffic, I said, ok, I'll head down and get the sticker and you can meet me at the house and we'll all go! She was pretty happy about that, I figured what the hell.
Deep sigh, all is not lost, here is the bank up ahead, I will just go get cash from my account.
Ok, still not a total washout, I withdraw $60 from Mike's account and I drive over to the gas station across the street. I said to the guy, it's about the $75 charge? He explained that it is a "holding fee" and that they do that every time you get gas. Sigh. So, mystery solved. Who needs trash bags? Maybe we can use an old pair of pantyhose, you can fit lots of stuff in those.
I get back in my car and I can't find my keys. Not in my purse, not in the car, crap, deep breath, walk back in and he is waving them at me and smiling. Nice guy.
Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm
Monday, July 12, 2010
The Nook was not originally on my list for two reasons, no web browser and too expensive. Then the firmware update added the browser and the price came down and they added a $50 gift card. And I was gone within the hour to the closest Barnes and Noble. (Honestly, my Mom bought it for me but I am still frugal. Thanks Mom, I love you)
I have customized it with wallpapers and screen savers from some of my favorite books as well as some of my own photographs. Because I can't leave anything the way it is. Here is the breakdown.
e-ink display and touch screen navigation make it the best of both worlds.
you can page turn on the left, the right or swiping the touch screen in the middle
battery replaceable by user
outside mono speaker as well as a stereo headphone jack
ability to annotate and bookmark
* PDB (Non DRM)
* Graphics: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
* Audio: MP3
There is only one and it's a doozy but I expect it to change in the next firmware upgrade. There is no ability to organize your books in My Documents other than title, author and most recent. This absolutely blows at the moment because I wanted to put my dd's Ambleside books in a folder never mind my series and stuff. So I only have a few (hundred) on it until they amend that issue. Same issue with the mp3 player but hey, it's an ereader. I loaded up my Gregorian Chants and Howard Shore scores and I am happy as a clam.
Here is where I get all my free stuff..
Site for Free Ebooks
this is my favorite, it has a huge listing of public domain books in a very friendly format
Great homeschool ebooks, specifically, textbooks
California Free Textbook Initiative
Sunday, July 11, 2010
It is way too early.