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Sea Life Aquarium Legoland San Diego California

This is soooo cool! I wish it was closer. Just the gas would be a killer right now. There is a brand new aquarium that just opened. Legoland owns it. Not sure if it is at the exact same location or just right by it but Legoland is in San Diego County.

The grand opening was today.

I looked at the website and it is neat, fun and educational. I played 3 of the 6 games on the ‘fun and games section’. Wasn’t too thrilled to be a bird pooping on politicians but I’m sure the kids would love it. Collecting plastic grocery bags and other trash on the ocean floor while avoiding sharks was fun too. Website mentions endangered animals, WWF and seems very well rounded.

I emailed them asking if they plan to have a homeschooling day like the Aquarium of the Pacific does or if not what the rate would be for a large group.

http://www.sealifeus.com/

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I will Survive- Homeschooling song

I found this on another homeschool blog and just love it. I can’t get the (original) song out of my head! LOL! Guess it is better then other songs, like Strawberry Shortcake into song, that I’ve had in my head before!

Debbie

I Will Survive (the first year of homeschooling)

Originally written and produced by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
Originally performed by Gloria Gaynor
Mercilessly altered with apologies by Natalie Criss

First I was afraid
I was petrified.
Kept thinking I could never teach
’Cause I’m not certified.
But we spent so many nights
Reteaching homework that was wrong.
I grew strong,
so now I teach my kids at home!
We study math
and outer space.
I just kept on despite the fear
with a big smile across my face.
I bought a set of Base Ten blocks.
I bought books with answer keys.
My parents think we’re nuts,
but they don’t even bother me

Come on, let’s go walk out the door.
We’re on the road now,
’cause we’re not home much anymore
My friends would laugh and say we’d be unsocialized.
I heard one mumble
that I’d give up by July.
Oh no, not I!
I will survive!
As long as I know how to read
I know we’ll be alright.
I’ve got all my life to learn.
I’ve got energy to burn.
and I’ll survive.
I will survive.

It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart.
Decided to attend
a play date at the local park,
and I met oh so many moms
who offered eagerly to help.
They used to cry.
Now they hold their heads up high,
and so do we!
My kids are cool!
They’re not those chained up little people
stuck inside at school.
So if you feel like dropping by
and just expect us to be free
you’d better call ahead first
’cause we’re probably busy!

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Vote for Barack Obama

Okay, I’m not really into politics and often consult my brother on things because I do not pay attention enough nor follow the news. But, I saw this on Yahoo when I logged on to check my email.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080731/ap_on_el_pr/mccain

I can’t believe a presidential wannabe can actually compare Obama to some stupid, drug addict person that has lost all custody of her children.

McCain was trying to say that Obama is just a celebrity name but if McCain wanted to he could have used a more respected celebrity, right? The ad campain people didn’t do it on accident!

I’m already voting for Obama but seeing how McCain keeps saying what he is against, not for and keeps slinging mud at Obama just means that he is being immature and is threatened by him. I’m thinking it is because Obama is a better person, no?

If you Google both canidates Barack Obama will pull up double the hits too! People just like him more!!!

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HUGE garage sale

Okay everyone, the BIG GARAGE SALE is here. This weekend. Saturday
7am to-? And Sunday if we have lots left.

At Dennert Garage Door Co.
4785 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, Ca. 93063

Two drive ways to enter. Right on MAIN street with lots of traffic.

If you want to bring stuff to sell let me know. All I ask is that you
1- help make/put up signs. 2- pitch in for the ad ($20 in the Acorn,
already paid for by me). There were at least 5 families interested
before so the ad would be 1/5th of $20 if 5 people came. If you can’t
afford to pitch in, that is fine too. 3- take home what is left since
the business will be open again on Monday and can’t have clutter
everywhere.

There will be LOTS of stuff here that is mine or that we are selling
that is inside the offices.

Aprox. 15 boxes of homeschool books.
Aprox. 20 boxes of college text books.
Lots of vintage stuff like steamer trunks and small figurines.
Children’s clothing.
Office furniture, cabinets, chairs, file folders, file cabinets (2
lateral ones).
Whole phone system. Paid over $25,000 for it (yes, that is the right
amount of zeros).
Forklift propane tanks.
Stained glass for garage doors (ones that they do not sell anymore).
Children’s toys.
Couches and tables and desks.
Baby jogger.
5 bags of VHS movies.
Tv, vcr, tv wall mount stand.
Dishes and misc. utensils.
Tools.

PLUS what ever other people decided to bring to sell too!

Please email or call me if you want to bring your own stuff to sell!

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