Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kindergarten Round up


So this morning i went to Marsh Point Elementary School (after dropping Kaeley off at PBGES for class) to attend Kindergarten Roundup. When i was telling my friends (And Ross) about this, the response i got was, what's kindergarten round up?

well they give you a tour of the school and you meet the teachers and get to ask any questions you need.

It was informative. OMGILUVTHISSKOOL!

First off we met the principle and assistant principle, both VERY nice, chatty women, then we got split up and saw a couple K classrooms and met the teaching staff. Got to tour the rest of the rooms the kids would spend time in.

Just to show a couple things that stuck out that i thought was super cool.

These kids get a full science kindergarten!

There is a STUDENT RUN TV production program for the 4Th and 5Th graders, it's how they do the morning announcements.

Starting in 3rd grade the students can join band, I'm not talking your normal music class, I'm talking full on concert band...or chorus should they so choose. /boggle.

Each student is guaranteed 35 minutes of computer time a week in one of 3, yes 3, computer labs. The Media center has 25 iPads that all students, K-5 get to use at least once a week. They also get Art and PE.

To Move or Not To Move....that really is the question....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Home (Re)Search

Today i had off from work, and i spent 3 hours at the B&N reading "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying Foreclosures"...and taking notes.

Next step was the library, to check out a ton of books about the how-to's of homebuying.

We haven't decided what we're doing about moving, but someone has to research all the options, and that someone would be me, since Ross isn't that motivated.

Tomorrow i get to register Kae for school at Marsh Pointe.
And it's Library Day!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Updates - shop and stuff

First the Planning has begun for the World Wide Knit in Public Scavenger Hunt, we did this last year and had a ball, so we've started the planning for year number 2.
if you'd like to play along please sign up on The Great Gold Coast KIP Hunt board on Ravelry.

And no, i won't give no hintz!

Second, i have a shop update for my Artfire studio I added some Project bags, a Dream Pillow and a new invention from my brain. "aroma-stones".
The idea hatched when i found a really artsy photo of a hot stone massage. So i did a bit of research and found that it's basically hot river rocks put on the back to help loosen the muscles, sometimes used with hot oil. Mine can't be used with hot oil, but they can be hot or cold and you don't need anything but a microwave to get them going.

The set that are up now are half the price they'll normally be since it was an experiment.

Other than that i've been knitting on my Earth and Sky blanket mostly, i need to finish the socks for mom, and i frogged my Voodoo Shawl because i kept getting the stitch counts messed up in the lace, starting it over soon.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Artfire and Me

i opened an Artfire studio.

I actually decided to do the free one for now to see how it works out before i shell out the monthly fee for the extra stuff like coupons and gift certificates. /shrug.

Right now all i have up are Aromatherapy Hot/Cold pillows I've been making.

Paula's Miscellany

Next week i should have up some more pillows in different fabrics and some project bags =D

Friday, April 1, 2011

March Book List

(I Will blog about the soon as i get ross' camera to work with my confuser)

my book list for March.

1-29 A Knight’s Captive - Lindsay Townsend (3/1)
2-30 Kisses from Hell - Anthology of Various Authors (3/1)
3-31 Storm Born - Richelle Mead (3/5)
4-32 Darkest Mercy - Melissa Marr (3/10)
5-33 River Marked - Patricia Briggs (3/14)
6-34 Dark Lover - J.R. Ward (3/18) re-read
7-35 Lover Awakened - J.R. Ward (3/20) re-read
8-36 Bloody Valentine - Melissa De La Cruz (3/20)
9-37 Bones of Faerie - Janni Lee Simner (3/23)
10-38 Fallen - Lauren Kate (3/24)
11-39 Nocturne - Syrie James (3/26)
12-40 The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan (3/30)

the books in Italics were favorites, they were all good, but i can't pick just one. and i didn't particularly dislike any of them, which is a shock, i usually have at least one i sorta don't like...