Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Idiosyncrasy or Idiocy? You tell me.

Dear Lark, 

You are so weird. I know this is not really a news flash. But do you know what I noticed you doing last night? 

Picture this with me.

Hanging on the couch, surfing the web on your iPhone. Ring a bell? Ok, then you wanted to cut and paste a web address to email to yourself so you could look at it later. Remember this? Well, then I saw you do something so silly. 

You touched the screen to copy the address... and then held that pointer finger in the air and used your other finger to navigate to the new screen, THEN put your pointer finger back on the screen to paste the info. 

Do you understand what you just did? You acted like you stored the info in YOUR FINGER. 

Laughing at you, laughing at me, 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Top 10... errr, I mean Top 5 List

Lark's Top Reasons for considering a life as a hermit.

5. You don't have to clean the bathrooms for company.

4. No one talks behind your back if you wear your jammies all day.

3. Everyone secretly wishes they could be you, at least for an afternoon.

2. Hairshirts may soon be all the rage. It could happen! "Fashion" from the 80's have reappeared. Anything is possible. Shudder gag barf

And the number one reason to be a hermit is.....

Drum Roll please.........

1. No peer pressure!

Considering trading it all for a quiet shack or RV, 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gyped. And didn't know it.

Dear Homeschool Experience, 

I want to first say that I have been more than pleased with my homeschooling as a child. I loved the freedom and flexibility that it offered. I didn't ever feel like I was missing out on anything too important. 

Until today.

I was happily blog surfing and stumbled upon a blog post about a treat this lady learned to make in 7th grade home. Now, I have always laughed at the things people made in home ec. After all I had baked bread,made cookies and brownies for years. I knew how to make a full home cooked country meal. I laughed in the face of English Muffin Pizzas and doughy pancakes. 

So, today, I snickered at this treat. Cinnamon Snails. Ha! Flattened white bread (white bread!! How plebeian!), smear of cream cheese, rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar. Easy peasy. I could do that with my 6 year old. (Not a 7th grader. Ha!) So, my baby girl and I started making this treat, chatting and enjoying our time together. I popped them in the oven, set the timer and read a chapter in my book. Never realizing how much I had missed by not attending public school. I pulled out the snack, let her try the first one and sent her out with a bowlful to share with her brothers. I sat down to munch on the couple I had left aside for my snack. 

Well, shut my mouth. Crispy, buttery, sweet bites of deliciousness! I have missed out. I feel cheated that I am almost 36 years old and have never tasted a Cinnamon Snail before. I have a lot of time to make up for. Honey, bring home a loaf of bread. Mamma needs a snack! 

Licking my fingers and knocking the kids down to steal their Snails, 

PS I can't find the original blog post. But I looked up the recipe for you. You'll thank me later.