Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Three Ts

Testing.... Emily completed day 1 of the Stanford 10 test today. Although she is in 8th grade, she is testing with the freshmen. She felt like today's tests weren't too difficult. She said she finished all of them with plenty of time to spare. Sounds like she's just like her mom. Fortunately, she has it easier than I did; when I took standardized tests as a kid, we couldn't have anything to read with us, but had to just sit and stare at the walls waiting for time to be called. She said they had a bunch of books and magazines they could look at, or they could write in their notebooks. Lucky her. The only tests left for tomorrow are science and math.... and get this: she gets to use a calculator. So we had to run to the BX today and get her one. Boy, have times changed! I feel like one of those old-timers who tells stories of walking 2 miles to school barefoot in the snow....

Ticks.... The kids and I took the dog for a walk today, down a path in a very grassy area. Not long after we got home, Joel told me he saw a spider on the kitchen floor. Nope... a small brown dog tick. We killed that one just before sighting another one. I found one more on Campbell and another on the carpet not far from the kitchen floor where the first 2 were found. I found one crawling on the back of my leg during dinner. Needless to say, we all got baths tonight. Thankfully, Campbell is on Frontline Plus, so I'm not too worried about him. I don't plan on taking that walk again, though. We'll stick to sidewalks.

Time.... In just one week, we'll be in Malibu for the Pepperdine Lectures. We're looking forward to seeing Jim, hearing Mike Cope and others, and participating in some great worship. Maybe if we're lucky, we'll catch sight of some celebrities (maybe we should go hang at Starbucks and see who walks in or goes through the drive-thru).

And speaking of time, it's time for this mom to get ready for bed. Until tomorrow...

4 comments:

DJG said...

Toodles....

btw I hate ticks but they love Alabama!

Tamie said...

I have another T for you ... TAN. I wish we could be in Malibu this year to meet you, Karen! Maybe another time soon?

Caltechgirl said...

Just a heads up about the ticks, even though the dog is on Frontline, it takes a while for them to die when they crawl on him, so he might be able to transfer them to you or the kids before they die. We learned that the squirmy way...laying in bed wondering why it feels like something is crawling on you isn't fun...

Shane Coffman said...

I'm incredibly jealous that you get to be at Pepperdine and I don't this year...

Take in a late night Zoe session for me. I'll be there in spirit.

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