Friday, September 13, 2013

7 Quick Takes (Vol. 5)

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My sister sent me the above picture earlier this week.  I, of course, posted it on Endless Simmer for all to enjoy.  You can see my other ES contributions for this week here and here. In case you are wondering, the second picture is a mango seed.


If I could hire someone to do just one thing at my house (except dishes, but that is really 10,000 things, so it doesn't count), I would want a professional (human) stain remover.  I am not good at getting out stains, and I don't like to do it, so I end up with a big pile of stained clothes that I can't wear but am afraid to wash for fear of making them worse.  Wah.


We don't have a TV (I know, what's wrong with us?) so I don't see many commercials, but if the one you see below is any indication, I may be missing out.


Just a few ideas for when I go back to teaching someday...


For my (non-paying) job as a reviewer for the Kindle Book Review, I am currently reading a book called A Stop in the Park.  I'm not finished, so I haven't reviewed it yet, but so far, it is great.  Also, it is set in DC, which makes it extra fun to read.  I wonder, though: Is it a bad thing if your neighborhood is the one they go to when they visit "the seedy side of town?"


Tuesday was back to school night, and I think that it helped Kurt begin to understand why Montessori=awesome.  As for me, I chose St. Jerome's program because it is Montessori, but after Tuesday, I am getting excited about the Catholic part, too.  I am sure I will post more on this later, but Catechesis of the Good Shepard is really neat, and I look forward to learning more about it as the year rolls on.


Lastly, tomorrow is the birthday of my firstborn (has it been three years already?), and in celebration, we are going camping.  Yes, we are crazy, thanks for asking.  The campground is close by, and has a train, which Elijah is super excited about riding.  So please say a prayer that we get at least a few hours of sleep tomorrow night.  Have a great weekend!


  1. My daughter is starting Montesorri preschool this month too. It is secular though. We can't afford the Catholic one in our area.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Love that photo! Poems are hard,..