I keep myself organized with a wall calendar. I like that everything is posted there for the entire family to see. Of course, the youngest two kids haven't caught the vision of checking the calendar yet. I'm also pretty sure that Larry never looks at it. If he did, he'd not be so frequently surprised about our plans. But #s 1 and 2 always have a pretty good handle on the schedule.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
My muse must be on holiday, for I am uninspired. Bemoaning this fact to #2, she procured a dictionary from the library, opened up to a random page and asked me for a number from 1 to 20. The 18th word on her selected page was "knowing." That is my writing assignment.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Nearly 21 years ago I was assigned to read Wuthering Heights in my sophomore AP English class. I think I may have read three chapters. It was all I could take. I have no idea how I managed the chapter quizzes and final test on the book. Maybe I failed them.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
"This Constitution is really, in it formation, a government of the people ... No government before introduces among mankind ever contained so many checks and such efficacious restraints to prevent it from degenerating into any species of oppression ... The balances arising from the distribution of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers are the best that have [ever] been instituted."
-from a proposed address to Congress, 1789, as quoted by W. Cleon Skousen in The 5000 Year LeapThe Constitution is wrought with wisdom, laying out an incredibly ingenious format for a government, including the method for changing the document should change become necessary. Dependence on case law and a desire to emulate other countries have in many cases kept us removed as a Nation from using this defining document to maintain our way of life. Some see this as a positive progression. Others, myself included, do not. Republican and Democrat politicians alike seem to have trouble setting limits for themselves as the governing body of the country. They all seem, for instance, to ignore the 10th Amendment. (Kudos to Texas for invoking it yesterday.)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
- Cheese Potatoes (funeral-style)
- Several Desserts
- Roasted Pork Loin
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Fresh Fruit Salad
- Orange Rolls (This one is worse.)
- Green Salad
- Carrot Cake bunnies
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
... which may not seem too extraordinary. Lots of girls are.