Friday, March 31, 2006

I haven't played this since that party in honor of Jamie and Dasha at the Taylors.

I love these shorts. I am trying to figure out if they are worth the money or not. Grrrr.
Go on sale shorts, go on sale.

Yesterday I felt so relieved to be finished my quantum exam and not only finished satisfied with how I think I did (that has never happened on a McKenzie exam, ever... I have always left before with this sinking feeling in my stomach that only gets worse as he takes over three weeks to get the exams back to you). But not yesterday, I practically pranced out of school yesterday. I ran into Mrs. Perkins on the way out the door and talking to her for a while. Went to work. Came home and made a monkey bread cake for Avery, since I have been promising to do this since her birthday way back in October (I think).
I went to choir, sang some Easter songs. Our church choir is hilarious. They just are. You have to be there to experience the weirdness of a choir practice. They all thought I would stop coming when Jared start a Thursday night night class and couldn't come to choir. But I really do look forward to seeing all these dear people and laughing at whatever they do each time. The first practice I ever went to I was handed a jar of bubbles and told to blow them when Avery gave the signal. Yes, that was my start of choir. It was some practical joke that the choir was playing on Miss Mae. And since then it has only been more fun.
After choir I went to pick up Anna, Rachel, and Mackenzee from volleyball. And we got Icees and rode on the new road to MacKenzee's house. And she had to break into the house. And then I came home went to bed so that I could get up this morning and come to work. Which is where I am now and I will be here until around 12. Then I need to stop by Home Depot and get insulation and duct tape to make this solar cooker of ours. And I think I am going to make dinner tonight. Chicken Pot Pie, maybe. Maybe I will clean my car and my room and do some homework as well.

This is really boring. But it is all I have today. Boy, I am happy and thrilled that my Quantum Exam is over!!! I feel so wonderful. Wow, it is great to know I don't have to take another one of his exams until the end of the semester. Woohoo.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

These verses mean so much more to me when I am in school.
These and:

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

* Thermodynamics - (from the Greek thermos meaning heat and dynamis meaning power) is a branch of physics that studies the effects of changes in temperature, pressure, and volume on physical systems at the macroscopic scale by analyzing the collective motion of their particles using statistics.
Roughly, heat means "energy in transit" and dynamics relates to "movement"; thus, in essence thermodynamics studies the movement of energy and how energy instills movement.
Historically, thermodynamics developed out of the need to increase the efficiency of early steam engines.

* Dynamics - is the branch of classical mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of objects.
What that means is we do a lot of equations of motion and how forces are acting on MOVING things. Statics was all about things sitting still like buildings and such. Dynamics now does things moving, which makes things about two million times as complicated and time consuming.

Now Quantum Mechanics is the study of particles. It is also a fundamental branch of theoretical physics that replaces Newtonian mechanics and classical electromagnetism at the atomic and subatomic levels. It is a bunch of mess because now we have to take integrals and derivatives of all sorts of messy wavefunctions and it takes like eight hours to finish one problem. Ack.

If you understood any of that, you are probably better off then over half our class.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

My posting is being hindered by a crazy amount of thermo and dynamics homework and a thermo project that we have been planning on building this weekend. And of course there is the little matter of my quantum exam which is my first priority right now. Until all of that is complete I won't be around blogger very much. Enjoy these pictures until I return.

Me, at work, on the phone.
My brother. He is adorable!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope,
be patient in tribulation,
be constant in prayer.
It’s not wrong to say, “We were made for God.”
It’s not wrong to say, “We were made for joy.”
It’s not wrong to say, “We were made to praise.”
But it is more fully true to say, “We were made to enjoy God with overflowing praise.”
This is the ultimate goal of life.
- John Piper
May I count my many blessings and stop looking at school.

Jared told me a story that Mrs. Bailey told in Sunday School. She overheard a bunch of people complaining behind the counter at walmart and then one of the women spoke up and said, "I won't let Wal-Mart steal my joy!"
Hmmmm, what is stealing my joy? That is easy. SCHOOL. Nothing should steal my joy. May I remember this. I have to admit I was enjoying feeling miserable about going back to school today and I was slightly annoyed that Jared was ruining my pity party. But I cheered up a bit last night and decided not to let school get me down. I wrote out my many blessings and it made me stop thinking of myself and my "trouble". But this morning I started feeling sorry for myself again and I was sort of annoyed that I couldn't stop thinking about this woman at walmart, who I hadn't even seen and her words that kept popping into my head. Life is a daily struggle. We fall down and God lifts us up again. Thanks to God for friends that encourage you to do what is right and pleasing to God. What a blessing.

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.
Happy Birthday, Hayley and Hope.
Sorry this is late. I didn't want to touch a computer this weekend.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Job 5: 7-9, 27

7 Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

8 "But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him.

9 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

27 "We have examined this, and it is true! So hear it and apply it to yourself."

Blessed be the name of the Lord who does more than we could ask or expect. Why should you worry about what you will eat or wear or LIVE, God knows all of this! It is amazing to see the way God blesses His children, even when they don't deserve it. Why don't I trust him more? He provides again and again. I am just amazed that he loves me that much. I make have a house to stay at when I go to College Park. Mom told me this last night and I started to cry. Our God is so good. He cares so much. This encourages me greatly. Thank you Mr. Howard for making my month. What a huge blessing.
Please keep praying for all the details of college to fall into place. And thank God for his goodness and mercy. What a wonderful savior is Jesus my Lord. Wow.

Ephesians 3:14 - 21
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Everytime I look around University of Maryland's website I get more and more excited about going there for my last two years of college, especially when I look at the Engineering Courses I will be taking. Sure, they will be hard, but I'm sort of used to that by now. The only thing that I wish could get sorted out right now is housing. So if you wouldn't mind praying that I would find just the right housing or roomate and all that fun stuff. I know, God works all things to the good of those who are called according to his purpose. But I sure would like to know his plan right now. I guess it is just another way to teach me patience. God help me.

I posted new links to...
* Jamie's Blog
* Jared's Blog ***
* Ben's Blog

*** Jared says he doesn't want comments unless you are commenting on what he is blogging about. Heh. Which is why I haven't commented yet.

And my brother posted pictures of his lizards if you want to see them. And he is looking for a name if you want to suggest one. :)
Yesterday we interesting. I spent the morning cleaning my room and throwing away countless notebooks filled with schoolwork. Why do I ever need to see these again?!? Then I tried to do dynamics homework, but after spending two hours on one problem and getting the wrong answer in the end and then working on another problem for an hour and not knowing where to go with it, I decided to call it quits and go help Hannah move all of her presents from last nights wedding shower. There were at least 90 people there Monday night at her shower. YES, I COUNTED... Yes, I am weird. I know. It was pretty funny because we loaded Hannah's car full of stuff and I kept thinking there is no way I need the van to help drive stuff down to sharptown there is probably like two bags left. And I would walk back to the room and in would still be full. DANG. We filled my whole van and her car with stuff. Beautiful stuff. Shiny bowls, festive plates, colorful cups, cute spoons, amazing quilts, funny medicine. Haha. It was great. I had so much fun carrying all the stuff out and then back into Patricks apartment. It was like Christmas and my birthday all mixed together and I wasn't even getting anything. Heh. Wow. I love our church family. What great people.
Then I drove my HUGE van over to Stefs and we pigged out on Oreo Pie and watched movies... or a movie. We always pick two movies out and then are too tired to watch the second one. We are getting old. So we went to bed at 9:30 and woke up at 6:30 this morning and went off to work. We are getting so old and adultish it is sort of scary. I have to put in here that Steffy would make an awesome roommate. I would share an apartment with her anytime. She cleans up like her mother. Haha. I love that girl!
So now I am at work and I am going to go do some Salary Analysis and then do some research for this term paper. I will feel much better when that is over with. Hooray.

Monday, March 20, 2006

I stumbled upon the World Rock, Paper, Scissors Society today. The banner on their site says, "Serving the needs of decision makers since 1918." I think some of these stickers are fine. But with the potential to be awesome, I found them disappointing. I think Anna, Rachel, Sarah, Dad, Luke, and I could think up some better ones, especially for rock. Heh.
Rock on dear friends.
Romans 1:1-7
1 This letter is from Paul, Jesus Christ's slave, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News.
2 This Good News was promised long ago by God through his prophets in the holy Scriptures.
3 It is the Good News about his Son, Jesus, who came as a man, born into King David's royal family line.
4 And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit.
5 Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.
6 You are among those who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ,
7 dear friends in Rome. God loves you dearly, and he has called you to be his very own people. May grace and peace be yours from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
Saturday my whole family left our house be 6:15 and traveled up to Lancaster to go to a reptile show. I was probably the second most interested in this, of course Luke was the most. Haha. So we all piled into the van with our pillows and blanets and slept until Mom hit the roads of PA and we all got sick. Bunches of fun. A van full of kids feeling carsick and Mom offering us Chocolate covered chex mix. Heh.
We arrived at the Reptile Show (haha, Anna) and wandered around and looked at the many different animals. There were rattlesnacks, and copperheads, and cottenmouths, and all sorts of geckos and lizards, turtles, and big ugly frogs. The cutest things there were the baby alligators! Sarah, Anna, and I got to hold them. They were so cute with their big head. And of course they sold rodents or all shapes and sizes, frozen and alive. Hope spent most of her time with the rabbits. There was this one rabbit that looked like it could be from Watership Down. It was HUGE. I tried to get a photo, but the camera phone just doesn't do it justice. But I did get a picture of this sign. It made me laugh.
And here is a picture of me in the van on the way back. Looking a little more awake then I did in the morning.

Sunday Sunday. Sunday Jared and I were invited down to spend the day with Hannah and Patrick. Woohoo! We sat down to dinner and Jared says, "I feel like an adult." Ha. I love my little Hannah! I had so much fun yesterday just laughing and enjoying the beautiful day. We got to explore a little of Sharptown and visit the Marshners neat home. Hannah made us a wonderful dinner or poppyseed chicken and green beans!!! And since I don't like raw vegatables she cut up cheese and crackers for snacks. Hannah is so sweet! 75 days to her wedding. Man, I am excited for her! YAY! Thanks for a great start to spring break. I love you dearly.

Oh and here is a picture of Jared and I at Hannah and Pat's cute little house. I was playing with the settings and changed it to cartoon because we are such goobers.

And here is the real photo. Yeah this was taken with the camera phone again. We both have digitals cameras and we still don't ever think to bring them and take real, nice photos. Ah well. This will do. Look at my eyes. They are all droopy. Heh. Fun day.
On Friday I had to run down to UMES to drop off a notebook so it could get graded. So I talked Anna into going with me. Hooray for Anna to keep me company. We drove down there and dropped off my notebook, then we went to the Gospel shop to look at Bibles for me, then to subway for lunch, and then to Ritas!!! But they were out of Mango. :( WHAT?!?! And after then we went on to visit MacKenzee at work at Benjamins Wear It Again and Sarah at Chickfila. Then we went home and I read for a while and then Mom and Dad took Jared and I out to dinner at Harrison's Harbor Watch. The view was really great and the food was pretty good. For the price, I enjoy my dear La Tolteca much more!!! Haha. But I wasn't paying so, that was nice. Yay, for my sweet parents and their nice treat.
And I thought this picture of Anna was cute. I took it with my phone when she was laughing. Haha.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sarah told me to read Revelation because it would remind me that we did know the end of the story and not to lose hope.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

So I picked it up the other day and was flipping through. Some how I read chapter 19 and verse 8 really stuck out to me. So I thought I would leave it with you for the weekend and as much of spring break that I don't post.
It says:

She is permitted to wear the finest white linen." (Fine linen represents the good deeds done by the people of God.)

Did you get that? She is PERMITTED. We shouldn't be allowed.

Isaiah 64:6 "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; "
But still God loves us enough to send His son, to die for us, so that we can be clean. So that we can be like His children. So that we can wear the finest white linen. Is that not amazing love? I cannot comprehend this, it is too great for my mind.

Here is the whole passage. There is almost too much here to take it. You have to think about it and come back to parts of it. It is too wondrous for my little brain to comprehend. Aren't you glad you don't have to understand it all?!?

Revelation 19: 1 - 10
1 After this, I heard the sound of a vast crowd in heaven shouting, "Hallelujah! Salvation is from our God. Glory and power belong to him alone.

2 His judgments are just and true. He has punished the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and he has avenged the murder of his servants."

3 Again and again their voices rang, "Hallelujah! The smoke from that city ascends forever and forever!"

4 Then the twenty-four elders and the four living beings fell down and worshiped God, who was sitting on the throne. They cried out, "Amen! Hallelujah!"
5 And from the throne came a voice that said, "Praise our God, all his servants, from the least to the greatest, all who fear him."
6 Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a huge crowd, or the roar of mighty ocean waves, or the crash of loud thunder: "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

7 Let us be glad and rejoice and honor him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.
8 She is permitted to wear the finest white linen." (Fine linen represents the good deeds done by the people of God.)

9 And the angel said, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb." And he added, "These are true words that come from God."

10 Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, "No, don't worship me. For I am a servant of God, just like you and other brothers and sisters who testify of their faith in Jesus. Worship God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus."

I really like that last line too. Do not worship me, I am just a servant of God. Shouldn't that always be my attitude? Why is it so often not?

God help me.
The world was great. Spring break was almost within reach.
And I realized, I have a quantum exam when I get back from break.
And no matter how much I get to relax, it is always going to be there,
waiting for me,
taunting me.

But praise be to God for his Great love.
Quantum seems rather small when compared to that.
Think about it.
It blows my mind more then Quantum.
Why does God love me?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Happy 1/2 Birthday, Champion.
Linnea is seventeen and a half today.
Hooray for half birthdays!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I love crunchy fuji apples!!!
The kind that snap when you bite into them.
One of the many joys in life.

Monday, March 13, 2006

From my dear Hannah:

I lie awake thinking of you,
meditating on you through the night.
I think how much you have helped me;
I sing for joy in the shadow of your
protecting wings.

Psalm 63:6-7nlt

Thank you to Linnea for suggesting we watch Flight of the Phoenix, to Mrs. Shelton for dinner, to Jared for coming over and watching the UNC game with me, to Mom for letting me cook dinner and apple cake on Friday, to Hannah for awesome sunday lunches, to Linnea and great fruit smoothies, to Luke and his love of reptiles and the hopes of a reptile show next saturday, to Hannah and new Frapp flavors, to Rachel and Anna for being themselves and letting me laugh at them, to Anna for making me learn how to french braid, to Sarah for listening, to Hannah for suggesting the zoo many monthes ago, to Jared for driving me around, to Pastor Shelton for encouraging, truthful, and challenging sermons, to Dad for working so hard and for taking me shopping next week, to God for wonderful friends, a great family, a dear life, and warm weather!!!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

I love Hannah, Lasagna, and Angel Food!!!

Thanks Hannah and Patrick for inviting me for lunch in Sharptown. I was planning on watching UNC play in the championship game this afternoon and then head off to school. But they lost last night so I decided to just go to school and have no fun. But thanks to Jared for asking me to go with him. And thanks to my favorite Hannah Shelton, soon to be Hannah Singer (*excitement*), for a wondeful dinner!!! One of my favorite dishes ever, lasagna. I LOVE LASAGNA!!! Yum! And to top off the meal we had angel food cake with strawberries. You don't understand how much I love Angel Food cake. I used to beg for it to be made as my birthday cake, with strawberries.
Hannah is awesome!!! :)
I miss my Hannah and random trips to Lowes. :/ Boo school. But I am so thankful to be able to spend the time with you! Thanks for inviting me. Love you.

Now if I can finish this homework it will be a perfect day.
Man, it is beautiful outside.

Hear the bells ringing their singing Christ is risen from the dead!!!

Spring is coming!

Friday, March 10, 2006

This post is dedicated to the cutest little shopping carts!!

Food Lion now has smaller shopping carts for when you are only going in for a few items. These carts are completely adorable and chic. I feel entirely British when I go shopping now! I've been meaning to post about them for the past few weeks, but I kept forgetting. So here is to the little shopping cart! May there always be at least on that is free when I go to Food Lion.
I am quite impressed with Food Lion and their newly designed stores, but especially these cute little carts. :)

PS. Food lion has their carts in blue. But all I could find was this gray photo. It is still cute.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Running on a cold and little sleep, but trusting in a huge God.
Who is able to do much more that we can ask or expect.
For what is seen is temporary. Press on.

And here is a picture that makes me smile.
Thank you, Hannah for posting this on your blog. :)

Go look at Hannah's blog it is so much more interesting that mine.
86 Days to her wedding!!!
How exciting is that?!?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Do anyone you push the preview button when you go to post a comment?
I understand if you are working on a post that has different colors and sizes, but a comment?!? Why?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done,
On Earth,
As it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Pater noster, qui es in caelis
sanctificetur nomen tuum;
Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua
sicut in caelo et in terra
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie.
Et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem;
sed libera nos a malo.

Monday, March 06, 2006

I've had questions, without answers
I've known sorrow, I have known pain
but there's one thing, that I'll cling to
You are faithful, Jesus You're true

when hope is lost, I'll call You Saviour
when pain surrounds, I'll call You healer
when silence falls, You'll be the song within my heart

in the lone hour of my sorrow
through the darkest night of my soul
You surround me and sustain me
my defender, forevermore

when hope is lost, I'll call You Saviour
when pain surrounds, I'll call You healer
when silence falls, You'll be the song within my heart

and I will praise You, I will praise You
when the tears fall, still I will sing to You
and I will praise You, Jesus praise You
through the suffering still I will sing

when hope is lost, I'll call You Saviour
when pain surrounds, I'll call You healer
when silence falls, You'll be the song within my heart

oh yes, You are good to me
You've always been good to me
so trustworthy

when hope is lost, I'll call You Saviour
when pain surrounds, I'll call You healer
when silence falls, You'll be the song within my heart

and I will praise You, and I will praise You
when the tears fall, still I will sing to You (I will sing to You)
I will praise You, Jesus praise You through the suffering still I will sing

how faithful and true
sustain me through and through
You are hope and truth
You must bring a little water
You must bring a little water

in the lone hour of my sorrow
who springs never fail
be faithful and a spring
it never fails
you're my spring never fails

Sunday, March 05, 2006

O Father, You are sovereign
In all the worlds You made;
Your mighty Word was spoken,
And light and life obeyed.
Your voice commands the seasons
And bounds the ocean’s shore,
Sets stars within their courses
And stills the tempests’ roar.

O Father, You are sovereign
In all affairs of man;
No powers of death or darkness
Can thwart Your perfect plan.

All chance and change transcending,
Supreme in time and space,
You hold your trusting children
Secure in Your embrace.

O Father, You are sovereign
The Lord of human pain,
Transmuting earthly sorrows
To gold of heavenly gain,
All evil overruling,
As none but Conqueror could,
Your love pursues its purpose
—Our souls’ eternal good.

O Father, You are sovereign!
We see You dimly now,
But soon before Your triumph
Earth’s every knee shall bow.
With this glad hope before us
Our faith springs forth anew:
Our Sovereign Lord and Savior,
We trust and worship You!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Mission Conference 2006 - AWESOME beyond AWESOME!!!!

Our speaker this year is incredible. He is so funny and challenging. And Larry Trotter was excellent last night. So was Mary Doss (I think that is her last name). She was so sweet. I can't wait to hear Bill and Bev Smith on Sunday. They seem like really neat people. We took on a new missionary family this year, I can't spell their last name, but he is a bush pilot and she is a mechanic. How sweet is that. And they are with Wycliff Bible Translators. How exciting we now have 17 missionaries in other countries and 6 in the US. I love our church and my fellow MAT team members. Wonderful start to a conference guys. Although I would love to have a fellowship hall... part of the fun is working to set of tables and take down chairs. :)

As Mrs. Shelton said to me last night, and I said to my mother, "I feel sorry for all the people that miss out on our missions conferences. They are so good."

Thanks to everyone that stayed to help take down chairs and set up chairs and all the girls for helping serve the food. Great job gals. You all are great runners and servers and drink refillers. Love you all.
I love the missions conference!!

and of course ... GO TAR HEELS!!!!!

Ps. Ritas opened yesterday. I just passed it and saw the sign! SPRING IS HERE!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I can do it, I can do it nine times!

Tyler Hansbrough was named ACC Rookie Of The Week for the ninth time.

UNC plays Virginia tonight at 9.
UNC plays Duke Saturday at 9.

Go Tar Heels!
You know you are a homeschooler when ...
(I can make fun of this because I was homeschool my entire life)
I want your comments!!! I know there are lots of good ones. Here are just a few to start you off.

* You and all of your sibling's names can be found in the genealogy of Christ in Matthew 1.
* You have many siblings. Your mom sometimes gets your names confused. You've given up that anyone outside the family will ever remember your name.
* You go to the library and come out with more that your weight in books. And the librarian knows your name.
* You go shopping and the cashier and many others say, "Too sick to go to school today, huh?"
* Your brothers all wear their jeans high enough so that you can see several inches of their socks
* You and your sisters have matching outfits
* You drive a large van
* Your mother still wears the same pair of glasses from twenty years ago.
* She also wears jean dresses, skirts, and jackets with sneakers. :) And if not in jean, a jumper of some sort is a must.
* You sleep in late, watch a tv, surf the internet, and still finish school early.
* You think that reading history is best accomplished while lying on the floor (sometimes you sleep through it, sometimes your mother does too).
* You correct your own math lessons. wOOt saxon!
* You will actually talk to grown ups at a family gathering and are actually patient with kids half your age.
* Every time the phone rings it is an automatic 10 minute break, so the teacher can answer the phone.
* You can take off a day, if you do extra work in your free time the day before.
* You go to school in your pajamas.
* Your dining room and living room now have a computer, copy machine and many book shelves and there are educational posters and maps all over the walls
* Most of April and May are spend doing school outside. Not that you can really call it school. But your mother says that whatever you are doing outside counts as school.
* Baking cookies counts as math and science. And sometimes english if it has been a long week

Anyhow, I have to get to class. Think up some more. :)