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Monday, August 29, 2005

Quote of the Day: Never Give In

Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
- Sir Winston Churchill

New American Girl Movie

The children and I really enjoyed the American Girl movie, Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, last November and we are happy to hear another American Girl movie, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, will be airing on Tuesday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET on the WB channel. Sounds like good, wholesome fun to me.

Thanks to Donna-Jean for the link. Be sure to check out her post and pics of American Girl Place in New York City.

Oklahoma News Expose of the E-V-I-L-S of Homeschooling

Check out this wonderful KWTV News 9 report on EVIL homeschoolers and their powerful lobbyists. My favorite part? Why the many spelling and grammar errors, of course! I think someone was educated in public schools. What do you think?

Thanks to Izzy of the fantastic Homeschooling Revolution for the link.

Q & A: Dry Erase Board

Q. Crystal said...
You are so organized! What an inspiration. :) What do you use the dry erase board for on the wall? Just curious.

A. Crystal,

I wish I was really organized! :) H could tell you that I'm a bit of an airhead. I have A.D.D. so badly that I have to set a timer when I'm in the shower lest I spend an hour in there because I have no sense of time.

Our dry erase board is pretty old but it's very helpful. It serves four purposes. First, it is next to our main phone so we write phone messages on it. Second, because it is in the kitchen and next to the office, we write to-do lists and reminders on it. Third, because it is across from the kitchen table where the children do their schoolwork, it is used by their teacher (me) to show math operations, list assignments, etc. Last, it is a place for the kiddies to showcase their artistic abilities, as is shown in the photo above.

Next to the phone we have a copy of the phone numbers list which is also in my control journal and we keep spare house keys and keys to the backyard gate.

Q & A: What is P&P3?

Q. Anonymous said...
what are you talking about? english, non-jane readers wise here? I've seen pride and prejudice movies out there ......... and what is P&P3?
A. Anonymous,

P&P3 is the upcoming theatrical release of Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, and Dame Judi Dench. According to the wise and wonderful Republic of Pemberley, the 1940 movie with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier is P&P0. The 1979/80 BBC miniseries is P&P1. The super fabulous 1995 A&E miniseries starring Jennifer Ehle and My Mr. Darcy, Colin Firth, is P&P2. That leaves us with the newest adaptation as P&P3.