Links for Friday

July 27, 2007 Categories: Books , Homeschooling , Just for Fun , Kid Stuff , Movies , Videos , Writing | 4 Comments  

Another Friday – another list of links. How was your week?

Monday, I took Josiah to the doctor to get his five-year-old booster shots. Three of them, poor guy. Funny thing is, his brothers and sister were more scared of seeing the shots than Josiah was of actually getting them. He’s the only one of my kids who doesn’t freak out ahead of time. He even watched her put the needle in on each shot, didn’t flinch, and his only response was, “That kinda hurt.” He’s one tough little guy. Last time I take a kid in for 5-year-old boosters – that’s a milestone right?

I took the kids to the pool after the doctor, and that’s when I started reading Deathly Hallows. That book pretty much accounts for the rest of Monday, and most of Tuesday. I finished Tuesday afternoon right before I had to make an early dinner and take the kids to Tae Kwon Do.

Wednesday we met some friends at the park for the morning. In the afternoon, we went to the library, where they were having a presentation on Egyptology. The kids heard some crocodile stories. learned about the Rosetta Stone, wrote their names in heiroglyphs and played some rowdy mummy-race and pyramid-building games. I read Mansfield Park through most of it.

Yesterday we went grocery shopping and I finally got around to some freelance work I had waiting for me. Last night was Tae Kwon Do and then we headed to the pool. It’s amazing how good that pool feels when it’s over 100 degrees outside!

This morning Natalie has an orthodontist appointment and then this afternoon we’ll head to our weekly play date with Michelle and her boys. Hopefully everyone will get along – hotter weather seems to make it harder for the kids.

Tonight I’ll head back to Michelle’s – by myself – to watch Keeping Mum and have some gab time with no kid interruptions.

Tomorrow we’ll all pile in the vans and go to the lake for the day. Kevin was able to barter some computer work for a kneeboard, so Noah is anxious to try it out. I’m hoping our ancient, falling-apart boat can actually pull hard enough to get him up on it! The boat is older than I am.

I’ve also been spending some time working on our school schedule for the end of August. Noah actually asked me yesterday if we could start school! I wish we had our books, but they won’t be here for a couple more weeks.

So that’s what my week was like. Here are some links you might find interesting:

~I loved this slideshow. A photographer went on a pilgrimage to Ireland and shot pictures of many Irish religious sites. (Scroll down to the end of the article for the link to the slideshow.)

~Here’s another writing contest – this one for a children’s story.

~This is a must read for Austen fans.

~I can’t remember where I found this, but this clip of Jay Leno inhaling the “anti-helium” is hilarious!

~Here’s a fun Tetris-style game that will help your kids (or you) learn the states.

~In this interview, J.K. Rowling goes into more detail about the futures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione – including what their professions are!

~Here’s another Rowling interview, where she talks about who dies in book 7.


  1. Karen

    Hope you enjoy “Keeping Mum”… I found it entertaining.

  2. carrie

    Karen – I’m glad to find someone to watch British movies with! My husband can’t get past the accents.

  3. Lawanda

    I totally missed this!

    I am terribly appalled by that Jane Austen thing! He is sooo right! What kind of valuable literature are we missing? (most likely it is being displaced by garbage, since there seems to be quite a lot of that managing to surface as books!)

  4. carrie

    Lawanda – pretty sad, huh?