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Issue 2

July 28th, 2006 at 03:09 pm

I decided that I wanted to have an issue out Friday night, DH needs the computer Saturday and it was tough fighting him for it last week. (I wanted to take a copy to show some friends at church) so this week here it is already.

I was able to put more work into it (less work debating on weather I wanted to do it or not!) and i managed to get my printer to print black and white copy! I may have to change the whole thing to black and white, but for now I like color. It isn't like I am paying for it Smile color or black and white it is free to put it on a pdf!


front page for you

unfortunatly turning a pdf into a jpg is beyond me, so I did screen shots and my editing skills are lacking, so that takes almost as loing as making the origional work!

And I can't get the pdf to upload, so if you want a full copy email me at something.educational@gmail.com

I created it just for this, cause I figure a blog is a unsafe place to put an email! dunno how else to offer it to you though....

Actually its more like 300 no spend days

July 28th, 2006 at 05:58 am

I lost my debit card last year..so I really don't spend any money (lost in the house, in my husbands file cabnet, no risk of theft, plus it has had a renewal sent since then, never activated, hiding around here somewhere..)

Anyway, since I have no debit card I don't ever spend money Smile it is all DH..heh.

But since he and I think of all the money as our money (except for what he earns in his game, that is all his) I really only made it one day..and that is weird, normally we only spend on Monday and occassionally Saturday, but the same week you all are on a no spend for a week challenge, we are on a spending spree (all food, food on sunday, food on monday, more food on Wednesday!) sheesh

Instant response

July 27th, 2006 at 10:04 am

I jsut checked my email on the way off the computer and already I have a 'we receved your note email'

It says they 'normally respond in 24 hours' except for holidays.

it aslo offers a number in case of a medical emergency. Dunno about you but emialing the company isn't the first thoght I woiuld have in a medical emergency!

Skintimate email

July 27th, 2006 at 09:54 am

Ok I did it, I have thought about it many times, but I am a major procrastinator, and my excuse is I have lots on my plate!

But Jeffrey sent his note on deoderant, and the 39$ expirament guy did 39 things, and Flash seems to get responses (among other posters)

So I did it. I have a bottle, (can?) of skintimate 'glistening pear' shave gel. and it stinks like old cheap playdough! So I went to the website and did the contact me section. It was quick easy and relativly painless. If something happens Ill let you know.

My wonderful husband

July 27th, 2006 at 06:29 am

HE really is wonderful, I may not agree with everything he does, but he is wonderful. and so willing to do little things just ot make me happy.

like flowers, he often brings flowers home from the store...unfortunatly we recently found out they make me sick..but he may still bring them only to leave them outside for me to see, I love flowers, I just have a brown thumb, turns out that might be a good thing if I am allergic to tehm! heh, never thought of that...

Anyway back to my wonderful husband. He is a 'food seperatist' he likes his food white for grains, brown for beef (and not all that brown, red in the middle please) I did grow up that way, but I know whole grain is healthier (and has more variety of color) so I keep trying to get more brown in the grain group.

So far we have switched to brown rice, completly..it is almost hard to go out to an oriantal restaurant cause the rice tastes so..well glue like!

We have also switched to whole wheat bread, and english muffins...and again going out for a cheap burger is sortof mutted in fun cause of the pasty bun that almost tastes like paper..sugary paper.....

Now we still have traditional pasta most of the time, and I keep looking into whole wheat. Well last night DH made an emergency run (not sactioned by me) and brought home whole wheat egg noodles Smile I love em, better than any flower Smile. I got a huge smile on this morning when I found the noodles!

my Dad has lymphoma...

July 26th, 2006 at 12:54 pm

Thats about all I can say..
I just found out
he just found out
I didn't even really know what it was till he told me
and now my Dad in CA has lymphoma...I am in NC...with three small kids...I can't go see him..

and he has lymphoma..................

I am prolly spelling that wrong.

too unconventional for surveys :(

July 26th, 2006 at 06:07 am

I have a membership or whatever they call it to pinecone, but I am too odd to qualify!

No formula
No beer, or wine
No coffee or pop
No anything interesting!

The only one I qualified for was salad dressing......and honestly I don't eat it, DH does!

So every week or so I get a 'just checking' survey and 5 minutes of no nope nada, then nothing...and so far as I can tell you don't get paid for ''just checking' Frown.

Have your cake and eat it too.

July 25th, 2006 at 08:51 am

appologies, I am cranky, ranting and rude, skip if you are in the least sensitive.








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I get cranky when people who make double triple or even more than I, say things like 'I wish I could afford to stay home' or "I just can't afford whole wheat bread', or "I can't pay my bills"

Really who ever said it was easy? who said you get to live life in the fast lane with everything and no consequenses?

Of course I pay the price to stay home, I pay a price for 'real bread' and for paying all those pesky bills on time (though honestly I havn't as many as most)

Pay the piper, you followed him, pay him....or drown....

Ohhh I wish my printer worked!

July 24th, 2006 at 07:30 am

Kimmie gave us http://progressivephonics.com/download_p2.htm and I think JC would love them..I do not teach sight reading as a rule, but she would rather be a sight reader..so finding books that are mainly phonetic but have lots of simple repeating words can get tricky.

First issue! hot off the presses..err well disk space anyway

July 24th, 2006 at 06:05 am

I decided not to let myself perfect the first issue. I just sort of wanted it done so I could share it..but then I discovered my printer wasn't going to print anything..

Oh well, I threw it on a pdf and am trying to put it here so you all can see it if you want. I figure I will put the next ideas into another issue (hopefully a more refined one) but at least I get to say I did one.

Don't expect too much... I enjoyed putting it together, but I am by no means a proffessional!

You can http://home.earthlink.net/~guin_dt_sales/bba/id32.html to download the pdf and print it yourself if you like (I will work on printing to mail later)

or I tried to make em pictures for here...we shall see how well that goes.

page one or the cover


inside spread. or page two and three


back page or page 4

I have lots of other things I want to do for a different issue..hopefully a but less last minute..

Rockets

July 22nd, 2006 at 07:41 pm

After the library today we went to shoot rockets with my nephew for his birthday.

We managed to get 4 launches off before we ran out of ignitors...I hope to get some more and go back next weekend, pretty cheap entertainment.

All we need is the rockets we have (Nephews was $20 for 2, plus launch pad and engines) but we alredy have ours. plus a big empty field. And that is the one use I have for public schools...they often come with nice big out of the way fields...course barring that I would have used a couple church fields..or a park. but the school is right next to my BILs house.

Free from the library

July 22nd, 2006 at 02:39 pm

That thing I won from the library was a book, looks interesting, but I might save it for a gift.... also came with a cube that will prolly be a gift.

Today the kids handed in their completed reading charts. (25 hours of reading) GMC got a cool blinky pin, and a bendy dog. JC got a magnet and a dog 'crown'.

And coolest of all they got to write on the windows with really neat markers! Ok so I am a bit out of it, I never saw window markers before! (and good thing I didn't see them at the store after or I might have picked up a pack!)

Of course the books we borrowed (a stack bigger than JC!) was free too.

clipart

July 21st, 2006 at 03:05 pm

I needed some this site seemed free, I might use more later

http://www.theteacherspot.com/school_clipart1.htm

pricing printing

July 21st, 2006 at 04:36 am

Anywhere from 4$ a copy to .50 a copy....I could do the 50 cents, except that is for a bazzillion copies.....no way I can afford that...

And I remember why I stopped printing my family paper and went to the web only...my printer always screwed up and printed half a page, or the wrong back to a front.

I thnk I will look again for cheaper printing...but even if I find it, I still have to pay 40cents for postage...

And so far like I said only family and friends (and bean Smile.) wants one...I just don't think it is in the bank right now.....

I hate the word free

July 20th, 2006 at 06:26 am

http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/free.aspx?U2=HIyGRxHPzxbgs5xAAS...

I got a email saying vistaprint was having a clearance, leaving things free...and the link says free...but they all do...

I can't find the small print that says it isn't really free, but I soo do not want to fill out all the information, get it all set up and customized only to find it really isn't free.

I hate the word free.....

Magazine...

July 20th, 2006 at 05:56 am

I dunno, the kids and I are having tons of fun doing little things for it...but....All the stuff we have done is not work..it is play..to actually compile and print it would be work (for me, they are too young to use the comuter mostly)...and I am hesitant to work on it...it seems like a waste...the kids wont be getting too much more out of printing than they did out of dictating stuff and making a game. and all...I mean made is made....I guess GMC would love to see the game printed...but I dunno...it just seems like a waste of ink..the 4 of us are prolly the only ones intersted...oh and grandmas and stuff...but really they can look at the rough draft and go 'oooh awww' just as easily.....

Did I mention my husband isn't too keen on it either? prolly due to printing and costs and such, but I dunno it is hard to tell, in many way she is the most wonderful man in the world, but not when it comes to figuring out why he is not 100% for something....

About that magazine

July 19th, 2006 at 08:03 am

I have lots of ideas, articles written, games and such...I need to put it all together but..

It needs a name..
I was debating on 'Something Educational' But I don't really want people thinking it is all education stuff (though I can't think of much I do that isn't educational.....

I also was debating on printing...my printer is half out of ink.... and I don't really want to spend money..but then I also don't really want it to be web only, I want something you can sit down with your kid in your lap and read....

I need this!

July 19th, 2006 at 06:53 am

Reading our saving advisor I came across this article for a http://www.savemoneygames.com/outside-saving-game.html And I sooo need this! I am soo tired of doing all the work to leave the house...and with three small children that is a lot of work. Only trouble while GMC may know wht a king is he can't do much of the getting ready other than dressing himself Frown. Oh well maybe when he is older I willg et help.