Saturday, March 24, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
The whole naked nano thing started because my pretty new nano was getting scratched in my purse so I bought a skin for her, but I didn't like the way it looked. It reminded me too much of a pocket protector so I added a pink boa and posted the picture for giggles. From there one thing led to another.
We got a shout out from Karen Seddon in her Tuesdays with Karen Newsletter this week. Check out Karen's site. She has lots of good information to share with teachers and other interested folks.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
One organizational project down, 2,300,000,000 more to go.
C: Where is the permission slip that you had notarized for me, Mom? It's due today.
M: I gave it to your Dad before I left for Tampa on Friday.
C: He says he didn’t get it.
M: Yes he did. I dropped him off at the store after lunch. When he got out of the car he had the paper and half of a leftover tuna sub with him. He told me on Sunday he had lost the sub. He asked if I had found it in my car. Guess he lost your paper too.
C: Do you mean my permission slip is with the lost tuna sub? Shouldn't we be able to find it by the smell alone!
You would think. It should be pretty ripe by now.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
By Sunday afternoon nano was doing somersaults in the laptop lounge at USF. She was really excited about becoming a Master Digital Educator. I haven't told her that her name will probably not be on the certificate yet but she'll enjoy the training all the same.I can always pencil her in. nano, MDE. It does have a nice ring to it.
I had mixed feelings about attending this training in Tampa. They expected me to share a room with a stranger. What? Obviously they have never heard me snore. They wanted me to bring an object to share which said something about myself? Are they thinking warm and fuzzy thoughts? Will this be a waste of my time. What is DOE's involvement here? I've been to some DOE led training before. They have not always been memorable for the right reasons. But it turns out my anxiety was for naught. The training was great. The instructors were wonderful, knowledgeable and funny. I was exposed to lots of new products and applications. I had fun meeting a room full of bright people with similar interests and skills in technology. We used Breeze, KeyNote, iPhoto,Inspiration, wikis, blogs, Google docs and I'm probably forgetting some. My mind is still racing with all the possibilities. Here's the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's website. The MDE program is linked from there too if you want to read more. I can't wait to go back in a couple of weeks.
Friday, March 09, 2007
- whip wops
- beeben soup
Words spoken by our babies that have earned a permanent place in our vocabulary. We haven't said honeysuckle, lip gloss, bathing suit, ignore or obnoxious since. There were so many cute things said. I hate that I can not remember more. Livi is beginning to speak and she is such a little mimic. Her hi has six syllables. A true southern gurl. Cara has a recording of her saying Cararara that is too precious. We should make podcasts daily. We have a tape of Katie singing Where Will the Dimple Be in preschool that is priceless, but alas finding it could be a problem, although I'm sure we didn't throw it away. It's in the vault somewhere. Playing it could also be a problem since we don't have a tape player anymore. We really need to go through all those CC and turn them into digital files. I need to do that to our old photo albums too. So many to dos. And such a big job. Maybe we could dedicate one hour every weekend to preserving our treasures.
Tampa is fine so far. The room is average, connectivity sporadic, but I found a good nail place so my toes are pretty. Miss you.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
12-ounce can premium coconut milk
1/4 lb chicken breast, cut into small chunks
grated peel from 1 lime
juice from one lime
chicken broth - organic, free range of course :) I guessed on the amount - probably about 8 oz.
1 4" piece of lemon grass, cut into very thin slices ( Publix had lemon grass paste so that's what I used)
3-4 slices of fresh ginger
hot chili peppers to taste - Thai birds or serranos recommended ( all I had was red pepper so I used that but it needs the kick of something better)
cilantro for garnish
Pour the lime juice on the chicken and let stand while you prepare the rest of the soup. Put the other ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Do not boil. ( this was hard for me as you might imagine) When the soup is heated, add the lime-soaked chicken pieces and stir. I nuked the chicken for a couple of minutes because I couldn't drop raw meat in my soup. Call me squeamish. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the chicken pieces are done. Remove from heat and serve with fresh cilantro leaves for garnish.