Thursday, April 30, 2009

cute quip

We were out to dinner and sitting close together in a booth.

Derek fluffed my bangs and said, "You look different."

Me: "I cut some more bangs, do you like it?"

Derek: "You look like you are in college!"

Well I just laughed. I don't know what that means, but I'll take the compliment.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mission Trails Park & Dam Field Trip

Field Trip to Mission Trails Regional Park.
See the Old Mission Dam (formerly called Padre Dam) Built by the Kumeyaay Indians for the Missionaries and the San Diego Mission. Completed in 1815.

From the Mission Trails Website (click above)
"While all of the California missions had some sort of water delivery system, the dam and flume constructed for the Mission San Diego de Alcala was by far the most ambitious. Built across the head of Mission Gorge, the 244-foot long, 13-foot thick, 13-foot wide dam was constructed of stone and cement on exposed bedrock, creating a permanent reservoir behind it. Water was released through gates and spillways into a 6-mile long gravity fed tile lined flume, down the gorge and Mission Valley, ending in a settling basin near the Mission. Construction was completed by 1815 and the padres had the water they needed."

Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Rosary Coloring Pages

Rosary Coloring Pages
3 Mysteries

I got this link from a message list.
They are very beautiful.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

tiny garden

Here is our tiny garden. One tomato plant, 5 corn, 3 zucchini,
5 romaine lettuce, 1 pepper, 1 rosemary, parsley
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Happy Birthday Shakespeare

Today, April 23rd, is William Shakespeare's 393rd birthday.
Imagine the candles.

Interestingly, Shakespeare had the courtesy to die on his birthday.

Which helps high school students, during English tests, to
easily remember April 23rd as both his birth date AND his death date.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

what school looks like

Katie is working on or

James is working on Teaching Textbooks Math #7

Derek is doing Seton Math 2
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Saturday, April 04, 2009

online site helps you know how to Keep Food Safe

Ever wonder if that pizza is still good?   How about storing leftover veggies in the same can they came in?

Check out 
Tells You How Long Your Raw Foods Will Last is a brand new online (free) resource that gives you information about how long each fruit, vegetable, nut, seed, herb, spice (and more!) will last before they go bad. The site has an easily searchable database that will tell you (in a clear graphical format) how long something will last in the pantry, fridge, and freezer.

Not only that, but gives you tips on how to purchase the best produce, the most effective way to store it and even the best temperatures to store them at.

I like the Fruit & Vegetable section the best.  I'm always buying too much or storing it in the wrong place and it goes bad.