01.) Annelise's science fair project, the final leg with the completed logbook and display board, is due this coming Thursday. My goal is for her to wrap it all up with a bow tomorrow, or at least have the bulk of it finished and ready to be glued to the board.
Her goal is to not.
We shall see who wins.
I am really, really trying to bury my controlling tendencies and allow her creative juices to flow so that it reflects her and not me (or Scott, but he did help her create bar graphs on the computer) yet still be neat, somewhat polished and cute.
02.) Are y'all watching The Bible series on the History Channel? (It comes on Sunday nights and if you've missed the first two episodes so far you can still catch up, so set your DVR.)
We are loving it! The producers are doing a great job bringing the major stories of the Old Testament (so far we're through David) to life with mostly accurate depiction. Seeing it acted out takes the stories we've read to a whole other level and imprints them differently on our brains and our heart AND it's making for some really good family conversation as well.
03.) And on another TV note, we are a little late to the Duck Dynasty party, but are hooked on the Robertsons just the same.
They are a hoot! We love their quirks, although some of the wild game skinning (nekked squirrels anyone?) grosses me out, but most importantly we love how they share a positive message about family values, God and Jesus (some things slip past the editors--YAY), old-school truths (Phil) with plenty of crazy redneck fun (Uncle Si and the rest of the gang). I don't know if I have a favorite character, I like them each for different reasons.
I love that Si carries his own jug of tea and a tupperware glass (we totally had a set of those, did you?) (in one episode he said he's never without his tea and his bible, love that).
Happy, happy, happy.
04.) Annelise took a short video yesterday of how she *redecorated* her room but then told me not to put it on my blog. I'm honoring her wishes (good mom pat on the back), but it was really cute. She's been collecting oodles of animal posters from her National Geographic Kids' magazines and decided to plaster her room with them along with a few from One Direction (gasp!) and Lego.
She said she used a whole roll of tape.
I believe her.
05.) In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I painted my nails Mojito Madness (a minty green polish by Essie).
And that's about as much effort I'm planning to put toward St. Paddy's.
Well, that and I changed out my lovely subway art frame.
And we need to buy some Lucky Charms.
What? Are we going overboard?
06.) I noticed I only had 7 blog posts last month and it hurt my heart. I miss blogging regularly and documenting not only the big events but the ordinary miscellany of life too. I don't know, I talk myself out of blogging some things because Annelise is older now and not only does she read my blog she doesn't want some things blogged about, and I need to respect that of course.
But I hate not documenting more of my thoughts (both superficial and deep), being real (you know, the good, the bad and the ugly) and telling more of my story without worrying how I come across (I tend to over think things).
Not that I plan (or even want) to blog every single day or feel pressured to do so, but I'd like to blog more than once a week (not that it matters but it does serve as an outlet for my jumbled brain as well as a record of, well, me).
And speaking of blogging, I always appreciate y'alls comments (but don't feel pressured to comment or anything, but it's nice to know y'all are out there from time to time just the same). I apologize for being hit or miss about replying to comments, although lately I've been trying to reply within the comments, especially to a question, although I must admit it still feels like I'm talking one-sided. In the past I tried to respond to comments through e-mail, and I still do from time to time, but not everyone has an email address attached to their comment (like a no reply blogger address) so it doesn't always work.
But I like to reply when I can, especially if someone asked a question or I need to clarify something, but wither way, it's nice to know you've been heard.
So now I'm curious (not that I get a lot of comments anyway), but do you expect a response if you leave a comment on someone's blog? Do you prefer e-mail or comment replies? Or do you care, like if you get one, hey, that's nice but you're fine either way?
Happy (happy, happy) weekending, y'all!