I am aware that today is still actually November. However, the 12 year old has convinced me to get down the Christmas decorations, and despite the cold I'm fighting, I gave in. And as I sat down to recover from all that ladder climbing and box schlepping, something I read on another blog about taking... Continue Reading →
(Continued from Of Costa Mesa and Far Too Much Coffee, Part Two) The Husband (who we shall now call Alan, because "The Husband" is getting a little old. The term, I mean, not the man. Although he DID just have a birthday...) turned the car west and we drove, obeying the siren call of the... Continue Reading →
(continued from Of Costa Mesa and Far Too Much Coffee, Part One) The next day broke blissfully late at 9 a.m. The only thing that propelled me from that quiet, comfortable hotel room was my need for caffeine and The Husband's need for nourishment. We fired up the trusty Google again, looking for a breakfast... Continue Reading →
It's not that I actually drank all THAT much coffee, but the fact that I had two cups of coffee this morning plus a decaf at Starbucks (and everyone knows that Starbucks decaf has twice as much caffeine as the regular at most other places) has led me to believe that everyone wants to know... Continue Reading →
Monday morning came far too early. By 1 p.m. Monday, I had taught the piano lessons and put the dinner in the crockpot and cooked the lunch and helped the 12 year old with his Latin declensions had tidied at least half of the front room and taken a shower, and could really put off the experiment no longer.
When I finished typing the last blog, I had every intention of jumping into the DNA Extraction of the Strawberries. Every intention. But then I noticed...
I decided to put aside my worries about the wooden stirrer sticks and plunge into Step One of my Experiment. As any good scientist (or cook) knows, this would be the Gathering of the Materials. The stirrer sticks were the last item on the list, so I started working at the top, hoping that some solution would present itself by the time I got to them.
Some of you may know that as a Classical Conversations Challenge II Director, along with tutoring the students through subjects for which I have a personal affinity, I must also work with them on their Biology. Now, Biology is a perfectly respectable, and may I say, necessary subject for high school students. However, it was... Continue Reading →