Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Life in a Snowglobe

Ever seen one of those snowglobes with a little house inside? Well we're living inside that house today. It's gorgeous out there:

We started on a Scotland lapbook yesterday. Mollusc printed out a Scottish flag for the Prawn to colour, and then we minted a bunch of Scottish money:

I found a great resource for kids: Electric Scotland
but steel yourself, cuz I found it a bit startling when the electric bagpipe music started.

We're hoping to find people to host a Flat (mascot - haven't decided on him yet) - like Flat Stanley - in Scotland, England and Ireland, since we'll be studying those countries. Anyone reading this want to apply? We'll gladly host a Flat Someone in exchange. :)

It's my week to send a card (we're doing a card train - someone sends a card every week) to an online friend who lost her husband to cancer, but I suck at cards. So instead I made her a Psalm 23 bracelet:

and I tucked in 2 Navan CDs. I know it's ironic to be a writer who sucks at cards, but there you are. I did write a letter, just so you don't think I'm completely gauche. It's still very hard, emotionally, for me to face this and I can't even imagine how she and the kids are feeling. I pray for them a lot.

More later. . .


Elizabeth said...

Very pretty snowglobe you have there! Here, we just have more of the same except finally with a dose of sunshine. I realized the one thing that would make blogger happier for me - the thing like you have on forums where you can get notified if someone else leaves a reply to a comment you left on someone else's blog! (ok, that felt like really warped English, but you get where I'm going) I get my nice emails if someone leaves a comment on my blog, but never know if someone has replied to a comment I left on someone else's blog. Sigh. So close. Anyway, I upgraded my comments as much as I could for now so they expand instead of doing the popup thing. Fun!

Oooh, and i finally got Zicam (thank you, Community Pharmacy). It may be too far into the cold now for it to really work, but even if it's just a placebo, I feel better this afternoon than I did this morning! (or maybe I'm just getting over it) Babble babble.

Candace said...

Oh - that would be a GREAT feature! Do they have a suggestion email box? I would love that feature. :o)

Glad you got your Zicam! It can't hurt. I think it will still lessen the severity and duration even if it's too late to head it off. I think I kicked my cold's butt! yay! There's just a wee bit of tapering off going on.

Gerhard Kramer said...

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With each jewelry piece we include the Message of Hope CD that includes the message series Pastor Fraser gave, we hope it will inspire you and help you in your own spiritual growth. I also share a little bit of my story on the CD as well. Laura K Designs donates a portion of the proceeds back to ministries within Cucamonga Christian Fellowship reserved to help sponsor counseling and other Pastoral Care ministries.

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