Monday, January 31, 2011


If you are my age you know what those are.....but apparently if you are of the "newer" generation you will not find them. I home school and because I do I am able to teach my children the way I want to. A couple weeks ago I asked on FaceBook if anyone had an old set of encyclopedias in there garage or stored away that they wanted to get rid of. Most of the responses were that they are not needed because we have the internet and kids can just find whatever they need right there. I tried to explain that I wanted my children to "learn" how to research and if they used the internet they wouldn't need to use A-B-C order to look things up the internet does that all for you. I was offered a couple of sets which is great for me, because when I priced them on the web (yes I used the internet for my research) they cost over $1000.......well I've told you before I'm cheap so you know that wasn't going to happen. My point is.....and I do have a point.....that we are raising a bunch of lazy kids who are not required to use their skills to find things out for themselves. And as adults we are allowing the internet to take away those skills that we learned. I just remember thumbing through a book in the set we had and being in awe of some of the things I just happened to run across. I'm not sure I want my kids to be in awe of something they just run across on the internet.....just a thought.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Movie Review -- for what it's worth

Despicable Me- yep that's how we roll on a Saturday night. Yes I know it's been out since last July, but being the cheap woman I am we didn't watch it til it came out at Redbox. I mean seriously....they want me to pay $10 ea. for the four of us to go watch a movie in a theater and trust them that it's going to be worth it. I don't think so. We did watch it last night (DH-49, Me-43, DD-7, and other DD-5) and we laughed and laughed. It was st---- at times but we still enjoyed it. Would I rent it again....YES, and we will probably end up buying it for an upcoming birthday. What's nice is that my DS-21 loves this movie as does my DD-18 so it's a good all family movie. I will caution that there is quite a bit of crude, childish humor, but we still found it appropriate for us. YMMV.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Starting Over

Well out with the old and in with the new!!! Sounds good to me. I went and deleted all my old posts because they really don't represent where I am NOW. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would rather move forward and leave the past where it belongs (except for my feelings about my MIL, but we won't even go there). So that's what I'm doing with this blog....... I've changed the name and hopefully I will now start posting more often. So here we go!!!