The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I heart craig. And his list.

I sold something on craigslist! I've bought things from craigslist and have posted things for sale before, but nothing ever sold. This time was different, and I'm thrilled!

I found a good home for an item that hasn't been used for over 10 years, regained some space in my closet and got some money to put toward our travel account (or whatever). This was better than a garage sale!

I think I'm going to try this again.

(Don't worry, dad. I had my neighbor come over as borrowed "muscle" in case the guy who came to pick up the item was the craigslist killer, or the craigslist thief, or the craigslist menace, or the craigslist door-to-door salesman.)

Gotta go find more stuff to post. :->

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I just lost my daughter...

I just lost my daughter to a read-a-thon.
Her teacher is giving various prizes for reading during the next six days. Every three hours jumps you up to the next prize level. Free homework passes, extra recesses, and the grand-daddy of them all- sitting in the teacher's chair and making schedule decisions for a whole day.
To win the big one, you must read at least 18 hours in six days. Teacher said that in her whole career, no one had ever reached that level.
Guess who decided she was going to do it?
I was kind of impressed by her gumption. She and I discussed the whole thing during dinner, and I showed her various ways she could accomplish the task if she wanted to. To understand the size of the task, I gave her 18 paper circles and we spread them out on the table in six groups. I knew she could not get three hours per night- especially when she has basketball on Friday.
This is what she came up with:
She also decided that she would give me one paper circle every time she accomplished an hour of reading. Very visual- kind of like cutting off a link in a paper chain that counts down the days till Christmas.
Smart kiddo.
I wonder what I am going to do on Saturday and Sunday while she is reading?
(Duh- scrapbook. :->)