Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing
something important. Suddenly he realized what it was.
“Is there any tea on this spaceship?” he asked.
I absolutely love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This mug has become my go-to mug when my people are being weird and I feel like I am living on a spaceship.
Something interesting that you should know
My name is pretty rare, mostly because of the spelling of our last name, which is most commonly spelled Stultz or Stoltz. I feel a kinship with anyone who spells it Stults, because we are rare. So to find someone else named Amy Stults, with the exact same spelling, is very unique. And I found her…in a very odd way. The other Amy, who lives way out in Arizona, has the almost identical email address as me too, but with one extra letter that blends in very well. Her church mailing list left out that one letter by mistake so I started receiving all sorts of emails meant for her. After many weeks of emails, I figured out that was another Amy and asked someone to contact her.
Soon, I received an email directly from her and we became fast friends. She is a Christian, part-time homeschooler, a librarian AND the scariest thing is that our middle names are also very close variations of each other!
Something I’ve made
Not too long ago, I had a day where I went crazy decorating mugs. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy mug above is one of them. I have several plain white mugs that I bought from the dollar store and they’ve been packed away, waiting for a craft day. Here is another from that book/movie. Always carry a towel when you traveling in space. You never know when you will need it.
From around the web
- Boeing files patent to convert airplane noise into electricity – I think my son will end up working for Boeing one day. He has very futuristic and out-there ideas like this all the time and has since he was little.
- The Hero’s Journey – a short, 2-minute video about the 12-stage fundamental structure that lies beneath all tales of fantasy, from Beowulf to Harry Potter and everything in between.
- 8 ways introverts socialize differently – I was nodding my head in agreement at this whole article. One of my favorite articles ever.
- Your God-Given Purpose – a free ebook from Alisha Gratehouse, my Doctor Who BFF.
Books your kids will love
- Puzzle Baron’s Logic Puzzles – a series of books packed with loads of the grid puzzles that my son can’t get enough of. He’s already been through every workbook offered by Prufrock Press and Critical Thinking Co, so when I found these, I immediately ordered them.
- Batman Science: The Real-World Science Behind Batman’s Gear – if you have a Batman fan in your house, you’ll love this book. Learn from my mistake and only order THIS one. You’ll see others down in the “customers also bought” section, but THIS version is a compilation of the other 4.
In our homeschool
I love history. It’s my favorite part of the homeschool day. We are studying the age of exploration right now, using lots of maps, documentaries, historical fiction, and Heritage History books. One of my favorite books that we found at the library is Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491.
Programming, logic, engineering, math, and science take up the biggest portions of our day since after all, we are raising a scientist. I just love that my son wakes up, comes downstairs, and immediately falls into the corner of the couch and proceeds to read for up to two hours in the morning.
On my blog, in case you missed it
- Using Scribd as Homeschoolers. My beloved Oyster Books is shutting down, so I needed to find an unlimited ebook alternative. Turns out that I should have been using Scribd all along!
- Hands-on Geography for Teens. My review of Pin It! Maps.
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