September 21, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday - Vol. 4

It's that time of the week again!  I really do need to start blogging a little more in between Fridays... lately my blog has been Quick Takes... Quick Takes... 1 other post... Quick takes... 1 post... Quick Takes.  I mean to write at least one or two others, but Friday always seems to come around then the inspiration to write does.
The skit in this video was performed several months ago by seminarians from my diocese, but I only just now got around to watching it.  In one word... Hilarious!  If you do nothing else today, you absolutely must watch this video.

This is the first school year that I am both a) not being homeschooled myself and b) at home.  In the afternoons when I am not at work, I have been practicing my homeschooling skills (sort of) by giving Brother 1 and Sister 4 piano lessons once a week, and guiding Sisters 1 and 2 through a book on Format Writing.  The piano lessons are going along rather well, and Brother 1 is picking things up very quickly.  In the writing class I have gotten my first experience with students who work better at different paces, and have had to adjust my original syllabus for the semester.  With the adjustments I think it is going to go a little smoother, and they haven't hung me and abandoned the class yet... so I guess that's a good thing!

Brother 1 has begun to cook a dinner one night a week, and last night it was pizza.  Pizza, being Italian, reminded me of a... rather traumatic even that occurred several weeks ago.  Somehow, the topic of our ancestry had come up and my dad remarked that one of his great-great-great..... grandparents was Native American.  This sparked a several day spree of playing Indians in the younger ones, and an interest in ancestry in us older ones.  I found the partial family tree that my great-aunt had compiled and sent to me several years ago.  As we looked it over, we calculated that we were about 12-15% British (Yay!).  Then we started figuring out our Italian estimate.... now for years, we had somehow gotten the impression that between my grandpa on my dad's side and my grandma on my mom's side, we were half Italian.  We sat down and actually thought about it... and realized that we were only a quarter Italian at best.  Needless to say, we were devastated by this discovery that our entire lives were a lie.  ;-)

The Pinterest recipe of the week... a Pumpkin Spice Frappe.  This sounds soooo good and seems pretty easy to make.  Not a coffee fan?  Not to worry!  The creator of this beguiling beverage also has a recipe for a coffee free version.

Returning to videos for a moment... this week a second trailer for "The Hobbit" was released!  There are so many new clips, and from the looks of it this is going to be one incredible film.  As my Knight said "This was an awesome trailer!  I hope they make a feature length film of it!"

You can visit the Official "The Hobbit" website to view the trailer... and not jsut the trailer, but the trailer with five different endings!

Now my quick takes must come to an end, but first a little something to take with you my friends.  Five lessons in life, from the good Doctor Seuss, to carry and remember wherever you choose.

1 comment:

  1. You know, there are college scholarships for ancestors of native americans?
    Check it out. It doesn't seem to matter how far back it goes.


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