Messages by the kitchen door, Fresh Air on the radio, kids snacking, dog napping...the lull before Tuesday afternoon activities start. I like the lulls.
Grammar quiz and a big plate of hamantaschen. Thanks to help from @erafaelof we added poppyseed to our usual line up of apricot, raspberry, and Nutella. And here's a weird thought that came to me yesterday...wouldn't Dolly Parton be a great Queen Esther?
Having a great time @braincandylive ! And love seeing so many others who get a kick out of science. See if their tour is coming to your neck of the woods.
Caviar chips, passion fruit oatmeal, apricot marshmallows, and other interesting goodies all the way from Azerbaijan! It's nice to have friends in far flung spots who understand our love for foreign junk food. Anxiously waiting for our visas and hoping to spend spring break in Baku.
Girl power...finally saw Hidden Figures this week; yesterday we heard Sylvia Earle speak at National Geographic; and today we were inspired by Lexie @positiveexposure .
Sometimes it just feels so good to scrub the heck out of a bathroom. And the robots hanging on the kids' bathroom door always make me happy. The Mamuse channel on Pandora makes me happy, too.
Hard to believe it's February! It's been in the 60s all weekend long and we are soaking it all up. Every single drop of sun, hope, and slobbery dog kiss.
From yesterday's trip to Baltimore when we visited the dental museum, bought lunch for a homeless woman, and admired the sign for nightshirts (on the old brick building in the right of this photo). One of my goals in the past couple of years was to overcome my anger at Baltimore. It's the city where my dad died and it left a big gaping hole when I was least expecting it. Weird and childish to be mad at a city, but that's what it was. And so I have forced myself to return again and again to explore, taste, and be there.And it's working. I am not angry at this city. I actually like it.
One of the things I love most about homeschooling (especially in the DC area) is the ability to spontaneously take field trips. And that's exactly what happened this afternoon. After reading about George Washington's teeth we decided to take a peek at at his dentures. In addition to seeing his old choppers, we discovered plenty of other interesting things in this quirky Baltimore museum. And I now feel the very strong desire to floss and brush my own teeth!