Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Seeing Things

First Jesus in a pickle, now the Loch Ness monster in Cheerio crumbs...what next?

The Princess decided to dump the remnants of the Cheerios box on the floor, said "uh oh" (at which point I came bolting into the kitchen of course), took a peek down and couldn't even really lecture as Mr K and I kinda looked at it dumbfounded....and asked "How did you manage THAT?"

The kids think its a duck....I see Nessie ;)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reading List

I haven't had enough time to post what I have been reading, so here's the list:

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Elena Michaels is the world's only female werewolf. And she's tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her— her temper, her violence—but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she's growing content with that life, with being that person.
So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she's trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she'll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.

How Children Fail by John Holt
In his groundbreaking book, John Holt, draws upon his observations of children both in school and at play to identify ways in which our traditional educational system predestines our young people for failure.

Holt argues that children fail primarily "because they are afraid, bored, and confused." This, combined with misguided teaching strategies and a school environment that is disconnected from reality and "real learning", results in a school system that kills children’s innate desire to learn.

Stalemate by Iris Johansen
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams comes a terrifying new thriller that will leave you guessing - and gasping - till the final nerve-racking page. The suspense begins with a phone call and leads forensic sculptor Eve Duncan to the trail of a killer even killers fear to face.

Eve Duncan has turned down the job twice already. Her skill and devotion in identifying murder victims and helping bring their killers to justice may be world-renowned. But Eve works exclusively for law enforcement and the families of the innocent, and the man on the other end of the phone is many things - none of them law-abiding or innocent.

Those were the most notable, because other than that, its been trash magazines at work (which has been, ooh, a LOT of my time lately...sometimes 5-6 shifts a week. I am crazy, I know) so I haven't had much quality reading time! They were all really great reads!

Shiny..... birthday present from Kandice, when we went to the antiques show...soooo shiney...must have BBQ and serve devilled eggs....

And I finished Bitten, by Kelley Armstrong, a book about a female werewolf that Amanda gave me, and its FANTASTIC!! I am on to You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore next! I have to update my books over on the right, maybe tonight....

Little Big Run

Well, we've gone and been crazy. I received an email from work last night about their Little Big Run, and Mike and I are going to tackle the 5km on June 1st.

Little Big Run

All the money goes towards kids programs through the Capital region, no donations needed, our registration fee is the fund raising in itself.

Ironically, its Mike who's going to have to get into better shape, I've been doing 5km three times a week for quite a while now. Not that I don't expect pain and suffering when I go, I most certainly do ;) But I have to cheer on Mike now!

Anyone else who wants to, go join up! Nothing better than starting a Sunday morning with a good fund-raising run! (ok, I had to come back and edit, cause yes, there are better things, like champagne and strawberries in bed in Tahiti, but work with me here)