Thursday, July 16, 2009

Reading, Listening, Doing...

Reading: Outliers. I sat and read almost half of it at Barnes and Noble the other night. Now I'm waiting for my turn with the book from our library. I'm also reading Do Hard Things by the Harris twins, but that doesn't really count because it's a book for teens and I'm not one. I don't have any living under my roof either.

Listening: I just downloaded about 15 hours of Gregg Harris stuff from the early 90s. It's his basic home schooling seminars and it's keeping me company during kitchen clean up, laundry folding and the like. I will say I'm doing a lot more reading, writing, and catching up on random stuff now that our life is cable-less. (Fox News - I miss you!) Oh - I also introduced the girls to ABBA a bit this week. We're starting slow with Dancing Queen. I remember listening to the ABBA GOLD cassette over and over with my friend Ingrid and feeling oh so sophisticated as we belted out, "I don't wanna talk, about the things we've gone through. Though it's hurting me, now it's history..."

Doing: Helping to organize lemonade stands, reading Carry on, Mr. Bowditch with the girls, keeping the boys alive, splashing around at the pool, gathering fancy clothes for the neighborhood Yule Ball. It's all things Harry Potter right now, even though we're done with the books. Here's the gang of ball attenders. My very boyish boys were not exactly pleased to be attending a dance:


charla said...

I love your oldest boy's face! Mine wouldn't even have put on the suit coat, so you have to give him that!

Norwegian Shooter said...

This is Mark's alter ego.

First, the big news. I started my blog. WARNING - most items are political right now, left-of-center, too.

In my old job, we used Blink as an example of the way we approached consumer market research. Fun stuff and Gladwell's a very good writer. More entertainment than sociology though.

What's the Yule Ball? And why is it in summer?

Grandma said...

Love the pictures of the kids...they look so the faces....I agree...what is the Yule Ball ?

Michelle Waters said...

Grandma and Uncle Mark,
The Yule Ball is from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It's just a Christmas dance at Hogwarts. The kids were trying to re-enact it - fun for the girls, not so much for the boys.

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