Forgive me, but I've been soaking up the spring weather were having in DC. Daffodils are coming up in my yard. Seriously.
Blogger is telling me this is my 500th post! That's just crazy.
Um, there is just not much to report. So, here's a catch-up post about nothing in particular.
On my to-do list...
I think we may cancel cable. I've been trying to figure it all out... Roku, digital antennas, Netflix and Hulu on the TV. I am positive we are paying too much and we. never. watch. it. The reason we keep cable: Sports - football and soccer mainly. Pretty sure there is another way to get those games, I just don't know what it is yet. The only show we watch is Downton Abbey (you watch it, too, yes???) and it's on for a few weeks on PBS. PBS... why again do we have cable? Oh, and I have big concerns about no cable and the upcoming Summer Olympics. Anyone care to help me figure this out? Have you made the switch?
Also, I have picked up the phone four times to dial The Washington Post and cancel our subscription, only to lose my nerve and put the phone down. I can't let go. My husband has switched to reading the news online and keeps urging me to do the same. There is just something about having the paper on the counter every morning. Never mind the fact that I often have to keep it face down because the front page photo is so gruesome or just plain frightening. Oh, and there is that I only very occasionally read more than the front page headlines. Sigh... I really should just cancel it.
I've created a little 21-day challenge for myself. Today marked the first day. It's all about cleaning out and getting organized. It's embarrassing how much I love things like this. Stay tuned... I'll post more details soon.
AND I'm in the process of renewing my passport! My wonderful husband is whisking me away to Italy for our 15th anniversary! Just bought the tickets! Romanticismo!
What we're reading...
Just finished Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld. It was a library copy and I was tortured by not being able to write in it. I buying my own copy. Great, insightful read with many practical helps.
I'm reading Pinocchio to the kids at night. So there has been lots of laughter and "Please, just one more chapter!"
On my nightstand... an old, beautiful copy of Smoky House by Elizabeth Goudge and Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood by Mahaney and Whitacre (I can't believe I'm starting to read books like this!).
In the Word... personal - Judges (instead of a daily reading plan this year, I decided to go straight to the books I feel I know the least), for my women's group study - The Gospel-Centered Life.
Spelling Bee lists! My word-loving fourth grader is preparing to compete in the school bee. She is truly in heaven studying all these words. And I'm so very thankful for the dictionary/pronunciation app on my phone (which I have to pull out more than I care to admit while quizzing her).
Lastly, have you read this Newsweek article? Good stuff.
Why Urban, Educated Parents Are Turning to DIY Education