Weekend Reading - April 13, 2014
I've been busy this weekend...I just put down a deposit for new bamboo floors to be installed upstairs and on half the downstairs, finally achieving my goal of getting rid of all the carpet in this house. They are scheduled to go in right after Easter, so my new goal is to paint as much of the upstairs as possible (at a minimum all the baseboards). Jason and I started painting Jason's room back in October and it has been sitting in that half-painted, things pulled out from the walls state since then while too many other things have taken priority. It has been bugging me, but it has been a lesson in realizing that things get done when they need to get done so it is better to just trust the process and not worry so much over it.
Kyle is off to the Bahamas with his Dad for 10 days (Jason choose to stay home since he would have had to miss two classes of his Western Civ course he is taking at Northern Virginia Community College). The timing could not have worked out better, since Jason is mostly working independently at this point which frees me up this week to focus on getting the house ready for the new floors. Gotta love the serendipity (although I am finding it very weird to only have one kid and am definitely missing having him around).
Here are a few links that I have been posting to Facebook that I thought might be fun to capture here as well.
A couple of things that brought a smile to my face:
A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries - Combining two of my favorites...photography and libraries.
Three Little Birds Typography Word Art Sign - Kristi is a local typography artist (in Leesburg, VA) and I love her signs. I just picked this one up for my bedroom.
Some things to remind me to breathe:
How to End the Endless Game of Catching Up - A good reminder in many ways.
Our Crazy College Crossroads - As someone who is doing her best to keep the getting into college craziness at bay (hard even as a homeschooler sometimes) and as someone who thankfully did not get into her "top choice" college, this article was a breath of fresh air.
And some links to expand my mind:
Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson - While this interview is long, it is thoroughly enjoyable. I love listening to people who are obviously passionate about what they are talking about. Well worth the listen.
Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong - Looks like the perfect book for Jason to check out. He's been giving me very helpful pointers on making scrambled eggs (he refuses to eat mine, and yes, his are much better).