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October 01, 2005

I Miss My Blog

I miss writing down the cute and funny and sentimental stories about my kids. I miss journalling our daily lives. Life has become more busy and I'm writing less. And I miss it.

Today I'm making Chunky Granola, with almonds and cranberries. I have white beans simmering to make bean dip for tonight and freeze for future recipes.

Two boys are swimming. One is writing a book. Another is not getting in the pool, but playing with the water.

Yesterday I went on a field trip with T7's class to Mote Marine Laboratory. C4 came along. We got to see manatees, sharks, dolphins and other really cool marine animals. T7 held a crab and a sea urchin, and petted a ray.

T7 loves whales and knows a lot about them. He can identify dozens of them from pictures and tell me facts about them. He's loved whales for a long time, and it has really helped his transition to school that his teacher chose an Ocean theme for their first unit study. With T7's math and science bent and love of whales, I really could see him becoming a marine biologist.

Each morning on the way to school, I drill J9 on his multiplication facts. T7 and R6 know them as well as he does, now.

Hubby just finished a history course on China. I wish he'd post his papers online. Yes, his academic writing reflect the same fear and whimsy that you well know from his blog.

I haven't read much lately. I've skimmed through a few books, but have had trouble making the time/finding the time to sit and read.

Or sit and blog.


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My 13 year old wants to be a marine biologist. You should show T7 the link below, the first ever giant squid captured on film / video.



Posted by: Scott at October 1, 2005 12:39 PM

Thanks for sharing that link. I called the boys over to watch it. Mote has a body of a Giant Squid that is preserved (but has shrunken considerably over time.) Freeeeaaky.

Posted by: TulipGirl at October 1, 2005 02:25 PM

sigh - and i miss you guys. thanks for the 'slice of life' post. lots of hi's and how are you's from this side of the pond. you are all much remembered and much missed.

Posted by: Laura at October 1, 2005 05:05 PM

We miss it too; always enjoy what you have to say.

Agree on what a great place Mote Marine is; our grandchildren enjoyed it when they were here a couple of summers ago.
Have you been to G-Wiz, also in Sarasota? It's a "hands on" museum, similar to the Exploratorium in San Francisco which I believe is the prototype of a hands-on science place for kids.

Posted by: FLGrandma at October 2, 2005 04:15 PM

That sounds like a neat trip! Mmmmm almonds and cranberries sound heavenly!

Posted by: Jess at October 3, 2005 10:49 AM

Please share your Chunky Granola recipe!

Posted by: thicket dweller at October 8, 2005 02:53 AM

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