Friday, January 15, 2010

The Number Between 6 and 8.

1. Haiti has been on my heart and mind the last few days. As I am sure with many of you. If you are looking for ways to give, Compassion already serves 65,00o children in Haiti. They estimate that a third of them lived in areas hardest hit. They desperately need our support. We can speculate all we want on why this happened, or we can do stuff to support the ones it happened to. Just click here to be taken to Compassion's site.

2. I've decided to never take my kids to Disney. Total waste of money. I just need to take them to a carwash. They were almost coming unglued at the sheer excitement of water pouring over my filthy van. Me too, but that was because I would actually be able to see out the windows. Visibility makes me happy. On second thought maybe it's a waste of money to take me to Disney too.

3. Just a heads up, it's a bad idea to go through a carwash when one really, really needs to visit the bathroom. A VERY BAD IDEA.

4. The Olympic torch comes to town on Monday. I'm debating whether taking the boys to see it is a good memory maker or just a sanity taker. What do you think?

5. While hunting for bargains this summer I found this game. It has turned out to be one of their favorite Christmas gifts this year. Which delights me because I got it for two bucks at Wal-Mart. The whole sharing-is-fun part of the game is REALLY cheesy but the rest of it is actually quite fun. It's not your typical boardgame and it has some eye-hand co-ordination activities in there that are excellent for my son with the motor planning issues.

6. Have I mentioned recently how much I love Chinooks? Seriously. It is mid-January in Alberta and it is six Celsius. I don't even need my coat. It makes me very happy. For all my Southern friends who think six is a little on the chilly side, not when December was generally -20 or so. Six is LOVELY. It's practically time to break out the flip-flops.

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a Tonggu Momma said...

Yeah... but we're Americans. Which means we are a tad slow. So what is 6 degrees Celsius in Fahrenheit? Because figuring it out would take work. And - ya know - we're Americans. We are lazy. (We do give generously to others though. So give for Haiti, y'all.)

Knittinchick said...

olympic torch is coming to surrounding small communities. That might be easier than in the big city. Just an idea.

Re: car wash and washroom trips. Sounds like relief wanted to come flooding to interested parties.

Nicole said...

My kids love the car wash too. And I was wondering the same thing about the Olympic torch. They're pretty interested so maybe...but it seems crazy...I just don't know.