I love this ad from Mercedes-Benz. The text on the ad reads:
Left brain: I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.
Right brain: I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”
I am unequivocally, positively, 100% left brained. Every personality test that I have taken (I’ve taken a lot too!) puts me far to the left on the brain scale. I have this old picture from a few years ago…
This is where I usually sit during the day, on the chaise section of our couch. I am not sure what was going on with me that day, but I looked down and felt disgusted at the mess, but had to take a picture before cleaning it up. My son, “I guess you are having a right-brained day!”
This is me on a normal day…
Big difference, huh.
Things that made me happy this week
Seeing all the support on social media for Operation Christmas Child. Drop off week is next week! We have 3 boxes for boys ages 10-14 ready to go and waiting in the car.
I am also happy that it is no longer hot outside.
Something I’ve made
I made an Ohio State Buckeyes Christmas Tree for my husband. It is so cute, I just love it.
From around the web
- Taking Kids to Washington, DC – we are probably going to Washington DC in the spring, so this list from Mary came at just the right time!
- Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp – have you ever noticed how much sharper your mind feels after you exercise? This is why.
- Top 10 Tips for Homeschooling Boys – written by Tina, a mom who has been homeschooling 3 boys for 16 years.
- Scientists say we’re closer than ever to making a Harry Potter invisibility cloak – this made me laugh. I doubt it will ever become a reality since the “cloak” they created is only about the size of a grain of sand.
- Hear All of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of NarniaNovels as Free Audio Books
Other books that I know you’ll love
Speaking of C.S. Lewis, did you know that he wrote a trilogy of science fiction novels? I came across these two articles What C.S. Lewis thought about space exploration and aliens and 7 Reasons Every Christian Should Read C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, so I started reading the first one a few days ago. It is quite fascinating so far. Scribd has all 3 books, so you can read them for free with a membership. A free trial is two months if you use an affiliate link. Amazon has several versions of paperback and Kindle available too.
In our homeschool
We are homeschooling for 4 days a week now, instead of 5. Now that my son is 13, he is volunteering at our local science museum for 4 hours one day per week. He loves COSI so much and had been looking forward to volunteering there since he was little. So on his volunteer days he will read, maybe do math, then go to COSI, and then do engineering and programming sometime in the evening. We skip everything else. He is an introvert like me, so I full understand the need for downtime after being out in public.
On my blog, in case you missed it
- Ten Math Books for Under $10
- 10 Tips for Feeding a Teenage Boy
- 10 FUN Resources for a Future Engineer
- Ten Books My Teen Has Been Reading and Why
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- Ohio State Buckeyes Christmas Tree
- Christmas Science Activities