Thursday, August 9, 2007

crafty thursday

School starts Monday, but I'm already getting into the back to school mode. This is the second morning I've woken up shortly after 5:00. Yes, I am an early riser, but my poor brain just doesn't focus well on six hours of sleep. I stayed up too late watching the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. John was funny as usual, Steven, well, he needs to lose that damn wrist cast.

The crafty tip for the day.....I'm struggling a bit here and going to borrow something I noticed when I read my kid's essays. Don't rely on spell check for everything because sure enough it will miss the 'there-their-they're' problems. For short pieces, read aloud. Another trick from my j-school days is to edit by reading the piece backwards.

I'm off again to the library to shelve books. They had stacks of returns on the floor, honest to pete, a yard high in some places. Took one kid yesterday to help then treated us to a lunch out. Today, child #2 gets to go and do some shelving time. Tomorrow, our last official day of summer, I'm hauling them all off to see the Rat. movie. With temps in the 100's, the best place to be is a dark, cool movie theater enjoying how only Pixar can make a rat cute and how peanut M&Ms always taste better at the show.

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