Archive for December 5th, 2012

Wednesday Notes

December 5, 2012 @ 6:40 pm | Filed under: , ,

Books we read today:

Caps For Sale
The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
The Donkey’s Dream


Last piano class before Bean & Rose’s Christmas recital. Lot of Deck the Halls and Carol of the Bells going on around here.


Loved this Mother Bird post on making oak gall ink.

What happens to your data (and your domains) when you die?

• I mentioned this on Facebook and at GeekMom, but in case you missed it: Amazon’s got some good stuff for $1.99 on Kindle this month. Howl’s Moving Castle, the first Series of Unfortunate Events book, and Dava Sobel’s excellent Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, among others. We already own all of those in print, but—two bucks!

The Gingerbread Man, or: The Difference Between Ages Three and Six

December 5, 2012 @ 1:21 pm | Filed under:

In the grocery story I can’t resist slipping a package of gingerbread men into the cart. On the way home I tell Huck and Rilla the story—Huck’s never heard it, Rilla barely remembers. Huck is appalled by the ending, how the fox promises to carry the gingerbread man safely across the river, and then halfway there he snaps him up and gobbles him down.

Huck, distressed: “I don’t LIKE that fox!”

Rilla, eyes narrowed in a kind of scheming appreciation: “I do. I’d have done the same thing.”