I'm still working towards my resolution of finding God's purpose for me... and generally concentrating on family and stuff... not so much baking and crafting (see New Year's Post circa January 2011).
Well, I haven't totally given up crafting. I mean... well... um... I did get my hands on a certain large pickle jar... so that I can turn it into a dinosaur terrarium.
Pop quiz: How long have I been planning to make a terrarium?
Answer: Since December 2009. True? Yes.
Why a terrarium? Why now? Why include dinosaurs?
I am a parent volunteer for the accreditation team for Bro's daycare. As part of their accreditation (renewal) each class needs something "living" in it. It can be an animal or plant. We decided againt an animal because they require so much upkeep and they might die and some parents don't like to talk about death to preschoolers. Personally, I think that a regular plant might be a bit boring so my goal is to make a terrarium for Bro's class and gift it to the daycare. I feel like terrariums are a bit more interesting and the addition of some dinosaurs in the terrarium might make it a bit more fun. Plus, the kids can help with the maintenance of the terrarium: misting it and making sure that it is not too dry or too wet. (See the yellowbrickhouse blog for a cute dinosaur terrarium example.)
The problem is that Bro really wants to grow something right now – I mean, he is a farmer at heart you know – and I am not quite sure that he will be open to gifting "his" terrarium to the class.
Normally I read all of my books through my e-reader. However, there are a few parenting and self-help books I have been wanting to purchase in paper form because I want to highlight in them, flag certain sections, and refer to them year after year.
Thanks to a certain Barnes and Noble gift card I received for Christmas (thanks Grand Matriarch), I own these new books in paper form:
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson
The Five Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively by Gary Chapman
For the record... I will always treasure book giftcards... always!
What project are you finally tackling
that has been on your mind for YEARS?