Friday, June 27, 2008

This was intriguing

I surprised myself by doing better on this than I thought. An 88.9%. My incorrect responses: 3 different, 1 same.


Adaptive tone test: 1.2 Hz

Rhythm test: 60.0%

Associative Musical Visual Intelligence test: 85% (84.1,88.0,73.5,81.7,91.0)

So, not bad on the tone stuff. Absolutely lousy on rhythm. Good thing I wasn't ever a drummer.

Thanks Chris.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our little fish...

Justin passed his level one swimming class last week with flying colors. Level two started yesterday and he did so well that they asked if they could try him out in level three today. He did GREAT! They're going to leave him in level three! Not only did that save us about $40, but it was a huge boost to Justin's ego/morale. I'm thrilled, as I REALLY hope he likes swimming and wants to continue to take lessons. I'd be even more thrilled if he chooses later to be competitive.

It's just about the healthiest sport there is, is pretty low in cost compared to just about anything else, and he's got the perfect body type for it. He needs a 'thing' that he can feel confident in, and this may just be it. You should have SEEN his face when I told him that he impressed them so much today that they're going to have him totally skip over level two. So proud!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Thanks Bill, for the idea.

This page of the blog. Not at ALL surprised that TIME is first. I hope the next few months show a different result.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Kaden's words

hi, bye, baby, uh-oh, mama, papa, eye, mouth, ear, nose, belly, hair, Mo (the cat), apple, banana, up, down, (sign) please, choo choo, ball, more, (sign) eat, (sign) more, hot!, all done, help, stuck, balloon (only he can't say the 'll's), monkey, drink, milk (only he calls all drinks milk, so he'll hand me his cup and say milk, but then gets mad if it's not juice I put in there), hot dog, green beans, truck (tuck), juice, cheek, elbow, brush, Elmo, dressed, shoes, duck, quack quack, trash, hat

So, 42 words/phrases so far, and pickin' up steam fast!

ETA: How did I forget Mine! and NO! ???

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Not going to tag anyone, play if you want...

The rules: The player answers all questions. The player then chooses six people you want to know more about and tags those people by listing their names at the end of the post and going to their blog and leaving a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Also, you let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer. [But I'm not going to follow these, play along if you want. Or not.]

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
I'd recently moved to Fort Hood, my first permanent party duty station. Little did I know that in just a few short months, I'd meet my future husband.

2) What are five things on my to-do list today (not in any particular order)
Dishes, laundry, lesson planning, errands, and thesis work.

3) What snacks do I enjoy
Fruit, chocolate shakes, dry roasted peanuts, ranch dip with chips or veggies.

4) What are some places I've lived?
In order: California, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Georgia, Arizona, Bosnia, Kansas, and South Carolina. Repeats all over the place.

5) What things would I do if I were a billionaire?
After planning for my extended family's financial future, I'd start to give the rest away. I'd love to plunk down thousand dollar tips when we go out to eat. Buy someone a new car who really needs it. Fix up some schools. Replace worn playground equipment. Lots of little things like that. Gosh, what fun that would be!!