Boy is it cold out there. A toasty twenty-one degrees right now, up from seventeen. It was that cold this morning when I went out to get the oil changed on the van. I was not happy.
So we will stay in, that is until flute lessons. Sigh. It's a good day for some artwork and talk of presidents.
We had a bit of fun last night at dinner discussing whose image was on each of the different bills of currency. You know, Andrew Jackson on a twenty and so forth. This lead to a little research and did you know that there was such a thing as a $100,000.00 bill? It was never circulated but rather used in transfers between Federal Reserve Backs. Read all about it and other large bank notes here…
So now you know how geeky we are at the dinner table.
Kevin thought he would spend some time today educating the twins about Warren Harding. He's got a thing for Presidential trivia. He can name them in order with the dates of their terms as well as ther birth and death dates. He is dying to impart this knowledge to the twins, both of whom think he is nuts. He talked them into sitting for a while an listening while he read the entry about Harding in his Presidents book. Why Harding, I have no idea. As soon as he finished, they bolted.
Now he knows how I feel trying to teach him anything ;).
If you have any interest, I gave a webinar last week at Refresh Midwinter Conference which is now available for free. You should check out the offerings there, they are free and a wonderful boost in the arm for any mom in these long winter days.
For those of you who follow me on Facebook you know of my total addiction to Downton Abbey. I am still not over the shock of the last thirty seconds of the season finale last night. I'm trying to get over myself (it's only a tv show after all) but I have to confess to feeling shattered.
We will all just have to Keep Calm and Carry On!
(feel free to groan out loud at the atrocity of that last sentence)