Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We Did It....

Michael and Jared rode bikes home today. They enjoyed the exercise and I enjoyed not having to wait around base until it was time for them to come home! Today was a full day....PWOC Bible studies, a vote for the new local board, and then a retreat team meeting after the study. All good - Semper Gumby!


I spent several hours trying to get a PERSON to talk too about my airline tickets for next week. We've decided I will not be flying to TX for PWOCI Train the Trainers. The situation in Japan is still far to fluid for me to take the chance of being out of the country when I need to be HERE....and I don't want to take the chance of not being able to get back home again once out of the country. Honestly, I'd thought the reactors would be under control or not...and I'd either be evacuated or have 100% confidence that there was no impending evacuation. We just can't tell.  So....I keep trying to reach a person from the online office where I booked my tickets....I have a bad feeling about this. 


Rather late in the day we gave the pressure cooker a try. I wanted Michael home for my first attempt. He had a great time playing nuclear scientist and letting pressure release etc as it cooled down. 



We made a roast...let it warm while I made garlic mashed potatoes in FIVE minutes. I think I'm going to like this little pot. Shoot, I can do squash in 10 min - that's faster than the microwave and no extra radiation. I like it. 

Someone snapped this photo at some point this evening......not much to report...we continue to discuss local news and world news...we continue to wonder what our spring and summer will look like...and we continue that Someone far bigger than us has a plan. 


I have a plan tomorrow to support our local economy....guess what it may be? 
Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Neighbor Sighting


Zander ran in with this and said, "The Japanese lady gave this me and told me thank you for staying!" Wow - now THAT is the sort of pick me up a person needs after dealing with airlines all day trying to get money back....yep...I may never fly again. I'll stay right here in my civil, polite part of the world. ::snort:: 


Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Science Gone Wacky

Science....science.....the kids did this thing with an egg inside a plastic egg. It was to show how fragile your brain is and how your brain is protected. They were to take two eggs and put them in the plastic eggs. One with no cushion and one cushioned with honey. 


The first one had no cushion. They dropped it as instructed and were told it would splatter. It didn't. It was fine. 


Feeling rather cocky, they then added the honey to the second egg.  They were told it wouldn't break due to the honey.....




You guessed it!

I think we'll stick to trying to find the seismograph and Geiger counter instead.....real life science that's what we need. ::snort:: 


Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...