I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer to share what I’ve been into lately. I love this linkup because it encompasses all my interests and serves as an excellent mind dump – and I get to click over and see what a bunch of other cool bloggers are into, potentially finding new books, movies, tv shows, songs, recipes and more to check out. Here’s what’s been going … Continue reading What I’m Into Lately (May 2015)
After I read them chapter one of Betsy-Tacy and Tib and we had dinner and watched a movie together (Penguins of Madagascar), BB curled up on the couch and started reading me Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown. My mind was blown, yet again, listening to her read. Private school looks good on this kid – she was tackling words that I did not anticipate her … Continue reading Summer Reading Update: Perhaps my 5 year old will be doing the read alouds.
Some things worth geeking out over: A multi-fandom character alignment chart: Trying to understand your D&D character better? Or creating one from scratch and not sure what alignment they should fall into? Holland at Geek and Sundry has you covered. Have you heard of #TwitterFiction? Authors all over twitter were crafting stories in the form of 140 character tweets, letting followers help them to craft … Continue reading GEEK OUT: 5 Things You Won’t Want To Miss.
One of my personal goals for the summer is to read some great books out loud to the kids. We’ve got a lot of great possible read-alouds lying around – here are some of the books I’m planning to read to the kids some classics that I read and loved as a kid and a few new to me stories as well – also, The … Continue reading Our Summer Reading List
Today was the last day of school – which is so surreal. It really does feel like just yesterday we were enrolling them in a new school, completely nervous and unsure if we’d made the right choice, completely in denial that both our kids were old enough to be in school full time. Just yesterday, it was their first day. Seemingly. But the year has … Continue reading School’s out for summer!
One of the writing prompts in Mama Kat’s basically world famous writer’s workshop this week was: 6. List 10 people, places, or things you’d like to give a timeout to. Luckily, my angst is in full swing today so coming up with ten things to send to the penalty box shouldn’t be much of a problem (btw: the penalty box is apparently also known as … Continue reading TIMEOUT: 10 things I’m putting on notice.
Subtitle: Getting up close and personal with the wildlife. sub subtitle: Seriously. We were all up in their business. We took a class field trip to the Timbavati Wildlife Park in the Dells on Monday. We’ve never been before, so we didn’t really know what to expect. It’s kind of like a zoo. There are animals and a small train – and some of the animals … Continue reading Kangaroos and Giraffes and Bears: Oh my!
Guys, has this week been long and draining for you, too? The closer we get to summer vacation, the harder the weeks seem to be – like oh my god, do I really have to pack your lunch again?? Luckily, that last day of school is quickly approaching AND it’s Friday AND I have the day off from work. So either I’m going to get a … Continue reading Weekly Geekly: 5.15.2015