Monday, March 16, 2009

Great Expectations Indeed

And they say kids don't read Dickens anymore...

Ha, so it's Brittany who is currently reading Great Expectations. But Hannah was interested enough to read 2 or 3 pages to check it out. Got to love a book lover.

It's a hopeful picture tough, no?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Belated Pi Day

Oh my goodness I almost let Pi Day just roll right by. I didn't even have a piece of pie to celebrate! Terrible....I've been busy. Weekends blow by either faster now that my kids are involved in stuff. There's Sara starting ballet class...

Sara Ballerina

And even more so, Hannah started girls softball, which she loves so far.

Softball clinic

So hey, who has time for silly holidays? (me!)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

From Math to English...

How could I plug the in vogue Square Roots Day without then giving proper respects to the ol' reliable Verb Day! March Fo(u)rth! Go do something today! I'll probably at my desk at work again, but with the weather as stormy as it has been lately, avoid getting all wet is activity enough!

Oh, and this day is extra cool becase my blogging friend's son was born on this day. Fits him so well, that active kid. Happy Birthday, Judah!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Math Days

March is already home to two of my favorite days of the year (March 4th, and 3/14). Tomorrow, in an event that only happens nine times per century, let's go out and celebrate Square Root Day!! Nerds of the world unite! 3/3/09!!! Woohoo!

An Introspective Moment

I was talking to a friend recently about friendship. This person was recently told by another friend that he wasn't being a good enough friend to him right now. This started a conversation about what it means to be a good friend, and what sort of expectations you should have from your friends. I came to the conclusion that you should never ever tell someone that they aren't being a good enough friend. We can all probably be a better friend to someone we know (I know I certainly fit in that category), but that is an introspective analysis that only you can conclude after an honest look at what's on your plate. Life goes at a hectic speed nowadays with work, family, friends, hobbies, church, etc. that needs to be re-prioritized constantly. To just throw the burden of your personal needs onto someone else and expect them to carry the load is both unfair, and not being a very good friend yourself.

If you think that I am not being a good enough friend to you right now, I am very sorry. I promise that I am doing the best that I can for you right now. I honestly think that you deserve to have someone in your life who will meet all your needs. If it turns out that I am not that person, that is OK with me and I hope you find that right person. I hope that you can still find some value in what I can offer you at this point in my life, for I still value our friendship very much. It may not be as much as you wanted, but it's still an important part of me.

- Signed, A Friend.