We had a whirlwind weekend at the Oklahoma City homeschool conference. I’d love to tell you about it, but we’re still pulling things back together now that we’re home, so here are a few quick links to sum up our weekend:
- We made a quick-stop at IKEA. Hubby indulged me and let me run in and out for this incredible drying rack. We’re using it already, and it’s everything we hoped it would be!
- We met Julia and her family. They own an amazing old white brick building in Oklahoma City, with a coffee shop downstairs, a creation science museum on the second floor, missionary apartments being constructed on the third floor, etc. We went up and down the elevator, touring the place from top to bottom. Julia sold some adorable baby dresses from her Young Entrepreneur’s booth at the conference, and she has more on her blog. I really love this one with the cowboy theme.
- The Boy had a beautiful curly-headed admirer. It was love at first sight, and she cried when he left. They met again the next day: he spotted her from afar, and asked to go visit. At first she didn’t notice him standing there awkwardly; then their eyes met. Hers grew wide with surprise, and she dropped her ball and ran and threw herself into his arms. She’s only 14 months old, so she’ll get over him someday. We brought our camera, but left the memory card at home, so we have no pics to remember her by.
- We met old friends and new ones at the conference. Why didn’t I jump up and hug Kelli when she came by? Mainly because I had just met somebody with exactly the same name – first name and last! – and was still very confused. I know what you’re thinking: it’s not hard to confuse me. Any excuse will do. I’m afraid lots of people caught me with a dazed and confused look on my face this weekend. If you were one, thank you for not laughing. :) Hi, Karen. Hi, Edie. Hi, Other Person Whose Name I Have Already Forgotten. Hi, James Bond. Yes, he was at our booth. I checked his ID. He actually looked a little like Sean Connery, too.
- We heard about Swine Flu ad nauseum. And I don’t mean we were nauseated because we had it, though we might very well have had it a few weeks ago. Who knows? The symptoms are striking only in their complete lack of distinguishing qualities or uniqueness. I have a sneaking suspicion that half of the country already had it over the last 2 months. I find it telling that interviews with victims are almost entirely absent, though I did manage to dig up this one. Could it be that there’s simply no story to tell, once you move away from hysteria toward reporting actual news?
If you think that’s not quite scary enough, try reading this link that Candace found. It looks like normal, run-of-the-mill influenza isn’t quite as scary as the CDC wants us to think.
- I got really excited about Swagbucks when I saw lots of new bucks appearing in my account. Look for a post about that very soon. Like, in an hour. I have an exclusive coupon code to share with my readers!
- We arrived home to find new DIVE CDs in our mailbox! Review to follow. After we get back to school, that is. Today, it’s laundry. We’re doing Home Ec.