Spring has surely sprung here in Georgia. We may have skipped straight to summer with the temperatures reaching the upper 80s already!
That yellow on my shoes? Georgia pollen that I have not missed. This was after a quick walk outside & a good beating of my shoes against the porch. The poor dog & I are the only ones suffering this season. So far. Knock on wood.
School has moved to the porch several times, leaving me wishing for a screened-in porch off our school room. How lovely would that be?
The best part of warm weather is simplified meal plans–one marinated & grilled meat + a big green salad + fruit + another veggie or light grain dish and dinner is served. Delicious, easy to plan and easy to cook!
This year, spring means finally beginning the paperwork to buy our first home! We found it & placed the deposit on it in January, so it’s been a waiting game since then. We received updated pictures from our realtor and it’s really coming together. Weather has been good, so it should be on time.
I hadn’t planned to take time off for Spring Break this year. Last year, we took every Friday off in April, so we planned to repeat it this year. Instead, we are taking a last minute Spring Break trip up to see family. The kids are way excited & I’m hoping it’s a good time for all of us.
Resources for your Classroom I have used LibriVox since the early days of the original ‘wheel’ iPod. I remember struggling with remembering how to get the books onto my iPod! Now we use it to listen to many of the classic books (Call of the Wild & Anne of Green Gables, currently).
Science in the News Dwarf Planet Ceres’s bright spots are blinking “All right, maybe not blinking like a flashlight (or a beacon on the tippity-top of a communication tower—don’t even start that speculation up) but the now-famous “bright spots” on the dwarf planet Ceres have been observed to detectably increase and decrease in brightness, if ever-so-slightly.”
In My Kitchen One of our favorite grilled chicken marinades is this one. The flavor combination struck me as a little odd the first time I made it but the reviews on the Allrecipes site (linked on that recipe) sounded promising. My kids devour it! I have made it for guests multiple times with rave reviews.
On the Tube In this week’s Story of the World, we learned about the creation of time zones. This short video on the strangest time zones was a perfect fit. I had learned about time zones on the half-hour mark when my husband was deployed to Afghanistan. But who knew that would be one of the least strange time zones?!!