May 31, 2010
JNJ News Network
The Worst Blog award was established in 2005 after it became clear that every woman and her grandmother felt she was qualified to run a blog worthy of regular readership. SCOBE official I. B. Sour is quoted saying, "Women tend to think that the general public wants to read sporadic drivel about cleaning, grocery shopping, and dirty diapers. This is a travesty that must be corrected." To qualify for this award, a blog must have very limited readership, have a clear lack of regular posting, and have a severe decline in postings in the past year.
The Jos Know blog authors Joanna Villanova* of Mobile, Alabama* and Johanna Preston* of Tempe, Arizona* were contacted for comments, but chose not to comment on the record. A close friend of Mrs. Preston was quoted saying, "These women are deeply saddened by this characterization of their blog. They have vowed to do better, but are surprised that SCOBE is not more understanding of the fact that homeschooling, raising large families, taking care of invalid husbands, and starting new business ventures keep them from more frequent postings. They do expect the quality and quantity of their postings to increase in the near future."
*Names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent.
ETA: Sorry the comments were lost on this...I flipped out thinking it sounded too harsh, deleted it, then learned it wasn't actually offensive and put it back up. Hey, I'm a woman, which means I have a God given right to change my mind, right?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
...well, sort of. Here's how it looks now:
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Sorry, but since I'm always the one taking the pictures I can never get my face in. Besides, I don't want to scare you off. This morning I was hold Lily after she had hurt herself. I had her propped up on top of my belly and Rachel said, "Mom, Lily is sitting on Isaac." It was really funny.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Where does time go? Especially during T-Ball season, I think it just vanishes into thin air! I haven't really done a Mini Post Monday in a couple of weeks because of our crazy schedule, but I think I have a few things to post today!
- It is the last week of T-ball. I am actually a bit sad about that because we have had so much fun going to practices and games as a family. However, we have had a lot of rained out games this season, and rather than extend the season, they have crammed all the make-up games into this week, which means we have 10 t-ball games this week. Yes, you read that right! Often we have two games at the same time at two different fields. It is a divide and conquer sort of week!
- Jerry's parents came down from Ohio this week so that they could see the boys play. Originally, they thought they would see 3 games. Hehehe. Well, they wanted to see t-ball, right?
- Jerry replaced the flooring in the hallway leading out to our garage. When we bought the house, it had orange peel & stick vinyl squares that look like they were out of date already when the house was built, and it has been pretty low on our list to replace it until now. We found some great travertine tiles on clearance at a tile store and snatched them up! The hallway now looks beautiful!
- We've been doing a lot of science experimenting around here lately. We did one where we grew mold on bread. I had to go buy bread for this since we don't keep it in the house, and this experiment showed me that even if our allergies improve to the point that we can have bread, we won't be buying generic bread from the store! It took three weeks for damp bread to mold in the bag! There's more than a few preservatives in that bread... We also talked about air power and wind power. We did a couple of experiments for that which were both fun.
New, lovely tile. You can barely see the before tile in the picture below, but try, because it is classic.
Three whole weeks for that little spot of mold toward the bottom left of the bread. Makes you wonder, doesn't it?
Here is Aaron blowing on the cardboard "wheel" we made which turns the straw, which raises the paper clip tied to the string tied to the straw. Got it?
This is a baloon tied to a straw on a thread which went across the length of the boy's room. When Aaron took the clip off the baloon and released the air, that baloon shot across their room so fast you could hardly see it!