In other news...
- When you leave a comment, I find out who you are. This past week, Silvia commented for what I think is the first time...and I'm so glad she did! I do not read Spanish well, but I was thrilled to glance over her blog at Charlotte Mason en Español. If you have friends attempting a bilingual homeschool, now you know where to direct them!
- I don't usually plug the TRWBB blog here, but last Friday I did discuss what Charlotte Mason meant by learning to read before learning to read.
- Speaking of TRWBB...Um. My cute stripey background seems to have disappeared, even though it is still in the code and still showing as my chosen option in the template designer. Any of you savvy in this area and able to solve the mystery? The only change I made recently was to add a Google metatag. I took it off, but the stripes have yet to reappear...Grrr...
- Apparently, Obama has told state governors that if they don't like his health care plan, they can design their own (and earlier than the law specifies). Everyone seems to have forgotten that Mitt Romney already tried this and failed miserably. The only mystery is how he managed to escape his governorship still bearing the title of "conservative."
- Mystie has been writing an excellent series. It's called The Seven Laws of Teaching Your Own. Here is the introductory post to get you started.
- I've been enjoying reading over the Large Family Slow Cooker blog. She has posted recipes for bulk seasoning mixes that one can mix up in advance and keep in jars in one's pantry, where one can have them ready when one needs them at a moment's notice. One is thinking this would be helpful for oneself. Ahem.
- The Touchstone gentlemen have declared Of Gods and Men to be the movie for the Lenten season. I'd like to see it in the theaters, but so far my town is not on the list. If some of you are on the list, make a good showing so that the smaller cities get a viewing!
- We added some new books to the family library recently. We acquired a bunch more Signature Classics children's biographies (which I collect). Among them are The Story of Robert Louis Stevenson (which E. tells me is his new favorite book), The Story of Annie Oakley, The Story of Joan of Arc, and The Story of Dwight D. Eisenhower. I also scored a copy of Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal by Joel Salatin.
- Apparently, getting pygmy dairy goats is still up for discussion. I was toying with the idea (again), but then I read that goats are herd animals, and you really need to have at least two of them. Well, even though our zoning says that we may have up to three pygmy animals (such as goats, pot-bellied pigs, etc.), two just sounded like a lot. I was pretty sure I only wanted one goat, and I wondered if our property could support (food-wise) a goat. We just planted our pasture beds and have yet to see how they turn out. So what changed? My husband did some math and realized that we spend over $1800 a year on milk alone. Suddenly, a dairy goat sounded really cheap to him.