Monday, June 23, 2008

Cards for Mom & Dad

Just a quick post to show the cards I made for mother's day & father's day. Love you, Mom & Dad!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


For all you Calvin & Hobbes fans out there, here is a fun way to blow some time. You can type in a word or phrase and see all the relevant comic strips.

If you enter "Calvinball" or "new rule" you'll get a glimpse of our day yesterday when we found out that Jeff's Chemistry teacher for the year decided after the school year was over to change her grading system.

Jeff's course agreement and the syllabus both said that his final grade would be weighted: 50%/Tests, 35%/Lab Reports, 15%/Homework. But when I checked on his final grade, I saw that the homework wasn't figured in at all. I e-mailed his teacher to ask about that and she said she had decided to make a change because some kids were getting 100% on their homework and failing their tests. Her new grading system was 65%/Tests, 35% Lab Reports. I e-mailed her and stated very politely (really!) that we never received notification of that change and expressed the opinion that if the student was required to abide by the agreement and meet all the requirements/deadlines for the course, then the teacher should also abide by the agreement.

Her only response was to send me his "revised" grade. Hello! We homeschool. I could have done that myself. I was trying to discuss the principle of the thing.

Oh well.

Friday, June 6, 2008

You learn something new...

It was brought to my attention this week that the practice of typing two spaces after a sentence is obsolete. What?! I have been using two spaces after sentences for years! As a secretary, it's what I was taught to do and I've been doing it ever since, blissfully unaware that the world had passed me by. As I'm typing this, the compulsion to put two spaces after every sentence is driving me crazy. I keep typing two spaces and then deleting one of them. This is going to seriously lower my words per minute.

So what do you use? One space or two between sentences?

This is going to be a hard habit to break (if I decide I care enough to break it).

Monday, June 2, 2008

Thank yous

This is a picture of my latest stamping project. Jeff is going on a missions trip with our church's youth group to Peru this summer and he needs to send thank you notes to all the absolutely wonderful people who donated money to help him get there. He gave me specific instructions: no flowers, no bows, just "normal" thank you notes. He has a couple more to write and then they're all going out in the mail today!

To read more about what they'll be doing visit here .