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A few days ago, I felt like I should walk across the street and apologize to our neighbors. They frequently sit on the front porch and with the nice weather we’ve had a bit lately, we’ve had our front door open often. Because of all of these things, they have had to listen to our piano, which is badly in need of a tuning, as our boys play it and (of course) sometimes hit wrong notes. That is probably the best of what they’re hearing, musically, however.
They have been forced to listen to me pick away at notes on the guitar, and then quickly strum over all the stings whenever I mess up too many times in a row. And now, we have introduced a new musical treat…
We just rented a cello for Molly. This, of course, meant that we all had to try it out a bit. Thankfully, it didn’t sound as bad as when people randomly tried out a violin. But, still, there were some, well, interesting notes hit.
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I always stay up late. Every single night, I stay up late. I’ve always been a night owl. But, I must admit that I now do it under the guise of it being my time to work.
Know what I have come to realize?
Even though I like to stay up late, I’m not really all that productive when I stay up late. I don’t necessarily think that I was always so useless at night, but it seems like it has been happening more and more lately.
When are you most productive?
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Have you checked out the iHomeschool Network eBook Omnibus? There are only two days left of the sale (53 eBooks for $25), and then this set of eBooks won’t be available again in a set. (Seriously – it’s over $350 worth of eBooks.)
Even if you don’t homeschool, there are tons of eBooks that will be of interest. Go check it out.
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Eric had to show up for jury duty selection this week. He didn’t get chosen (and was never even called into the box to be questioned). That’s what has always happened to me too. While I don’t mind not getting picked, I do have to wonder what it means that they never want to even consider having me on the jury.
Maybe word spread that during my first time I had to go for jury selection, I worked on a handwriting workbook every time we had down time in the jury room. (This was particularly long after one other prospective juror just left the court house during a bathroom break. So, we all had to sit around while they tried to find her.)
I still have to wonder what people must have thought as I worked my way through pages and pages of that handwriting workbook. (If they had asked, I would have told them that I just sometimes had to do crazy things as an elementary education major, such as handwriting workbooks, those art projects where you color lots of colors and then paint over it in black only to scratch off portions, and learning to play the recorder.)
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Eric told me that he found it interesting that it was obvious that there were some people who were just dying to get out of jury duty and were saying everything they could do get out of it. However, then there were also people like a man who had just had surgery days beforehand, but said he really thought he would be able to serve if he could just stand once every hour. Eric said he seemed like he felt really bad (like he wasn’t doing his civic duty) when they excused him.
People are funny like that, aren’t they? The people who were probably most able to serve were trying to get out of it, and the ones who saw it as their duty were the ones that really needed to be excused. Go figure.
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Are you on Pinterest? If you are, be sure to leave a link to yourself on Pinterest in the comments. I’d love to check out your boards.
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I almost fell asleep three different times while writing this. Hopefully I’ll be more entertaining for you than I obviously am to myself.