Monday, April 8, 2013

Fahrenheit 451

Okay... so, this book scared the shit out of me.  I loved it, but it scared the shit out of me!!

Hats off to you, Mr. Bradbury.  You nailed it.  IPods, earbuds, 3D TV, reality shows...

Work it, make it, do it, makes us, HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER... 

It made me think.  And that's good.  It made me put my phone on the charger and read. It makes me think twice when I reach for it out of habit.  And we talked about the book.  My teenager will be reading it soon, before the end of the year in English.

We are now actively teaching our 5 year old to read. He has an endless appetite for books.  We have read to him since he was a baby. It's time for us to pass the torch to him.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

The Byrds - Turn, Turn, Turn!

I am about to change jobs after 4 years.  I am just transferring to a different department, but it is a change.

I think this is good.  I think that it's something that will lead to more. 

If I stay where I am am not going anywhere, stuck, stressful, not what I signed up for...  Three job description changes in 4 years.  (not that I'm not thankful for the opportunities I have in this current position)

Turn, turn, turn...

I just have to hope that this was meant to be.

I'll miss my co-workers, but I'll still see them.

I also think I get itchy feet.  I never seem to stay at one job for than 5 years.

Turn, turn , turn...

I just have to trust my instincts that I made the right decision.  I interviewed for a different job a while back in a different facility.  I didn't get that position. That's why I think that this is the one that's meant to be.

Trust my instincts...  that's the ticket.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My new favorite bedtime story...

I love this book!!  This is fairly frequently read at bedtime at our house.  Both boys really enjoy the story, being that they both do enjoy their video game time.  The 15 year old comes in a listens to it every time I read it to the 5 year old.

It's a story of a little boy who loves to play video games all the time, until a storm knocks the power out.  He panics and doesn't know what to do!!!  He fusses and frets and tries to steal the batteries out of his baby sister's doll and makes her cry...

He then realizes that he made a bad choice and makes up with his sister by playing hide and go seek, her favorite game.  One thing leads to another and they have played all day without electronic toys, just using their imagination.

When the power finally comes back on he is happy, but thinks that he might just play make believe with his sister again, too.

We really try to limit the technology time at our house.  We adults are guilty of it, too, with Facebook and such. We don't watch a lot of TV and the boys are limited to two shows on week nights. There is also no gaming during the week only on weekends.  Hopefully this helps some, but it is a battle at times.

Anyway...  the point of the post being, what a cute book, with a very good message!!

(and it rhymes, too)