June 12, 2007
Tex-Mex and Geographical Woes
I should have saved my money and cooked it myself... "hindsight is 20/20" (as my mom always says). We ate out nasty Mexican food yesterday on our day off. I wonder why we don't learn our lesson. Each time we have tried to find good Mexican food in Arkansas, we've been dismally disappointed. We go home burping up a reminder of why we shouldn't spend money on Mexican food anywhere north of the Texas border. Texarkana's Mexican food doesn't count, either. Sorry guys. Nothing personal. Of course, this experience only makes missing home a little worse. I don't know how some of these other Texas ex-pats can go so many years living out of state... but I'm melting down at this point. It is nearing two years and I'm loosing my resolve. I'm going to start crying for mommy here shortly - just like Paris Hilton. A six month stint across the border is about as much as I can handle. It would make it infinitely easier if I could go home to visit for a week or two. I went home five times last year. This year, we haven't been able to afford any trips home since Christmas. We've just been hoping that the promotion would come through and we could show this place our tail-lights.
Other Important Stuff
I have a few morsels to share with you that couldn't wait for their own post. You can thank me later.
Here ya go:
Thursday Challenge this week is for photos with the theme: "PEOPLE" (Crowds, People Relaxing, People Rushing, Individuals: happy, sad, pensive,...). Everyone can join in the fun. I'm sure you have a perfect photo to share with us. Just click over and see what everyone turned in this past week to get ideas.
It may be too late (registration was supposed to be by yesterday), but maybe they will make an exception for you if you are in the Dallas area and really want to go. To where? To the World Premiere Showing of the Documentary: "Taking a Stand in Texas, The Battle for Home School Freedom!" This documentary will eventually be released to the public and to television networks for those of you who can't make it. "You will get to see the lead attorney in the historic class action suit which finally defined homeschooling as legal in Texas – as well as the surprise witness whose testimony helped to win the case." If you want to try and go, call toll free 888.200.4903. The Premiere will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, in Dallas, Texas, at the Hall of State at the Fair Park.
Have some Bible experts at your house? Test their skills at this online Bible quiz site. Beware, it is addictive!
Ever wondered what your HEBREW birthday was? Convert your birthday to the Hebrew calendar with this nifty Hebrew date-converter.
Speaking of conversion calculators. Here's a nifty Unit Conversion Guide you might want to bookmark!
Kris has done a smash-up job on the Carnival of Homeschooling for this week. Stop over at her place to read all the entries.
It can eat battery acid, dissolve a tooth, and clean your clothes. But do you REALLY believe that Coke is bad for you? Not just coke (all cokes... er... sodas for you Northern folk). Pop, whatever. Check out this health information about carbonated beverages. It might make you think twice before you pop the top.
... as IF you needed more reasons to homeschool... here are a few: Teachers stage fake gun attack on kids - by USA Today... and "Lawsuit over Brokeback Mountain in Class" - by ABC News.
King Herod's tomb found? Read about it at the Biblical Archaeology Society.
Anyone out there wish they could plant a flower garden but can't? We apartment homeschoolers really enjoyed this budding website. You can click away as you create your very own virtual flower garden. Here's a tip: If you like your creation and want to save it, just push your "Print Screen" button at the very top right corner of your keyboard. You can then open "Paint" and paste what you saved in there to create a bitmap image. Then you can save it as your desktop image and gaze on your flowers any time you want!
I'm back to school and business as usual today. Still waiting on the Lord to provide deliverance from the funk and our exile. Hoping to go home to the promise land... now (Texas) and again (Heaven) one day when we go home to meet our Lord. I hope you are happy and home... and that the Lord's face is shining on you today. Thanks for your comments and emails. You are a treasure to me.
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