Jenny D. asks an interesting question:
You can have all the money you want. Spend it to improve student achievement in reading, math, and basic subjects. I don't care what you spend it on.

There's a catch. Go check out her blog and see some of the suggestions left in the comments. I would love to hear what you think, too.

I think my one suggestion would be to significantly improve the food in school. No junk, only organic milk and meats, lots and lots of vegetables, fruits, and beans. And, like Edwonk said, really good coffee.

girls girls girls

I will be preoccupied for the next few days. Ca (the boys' godmother) and Kristen (a mutual friend) are coming from Durango tomorrow. They will spend three days here, and then drive to Michigan, and then Ca will hop a plane for Costa Rica where she will teach for one school year.

She was going to be with me in the hospital when the baby comes, but alas, the beach calls. She has a great private tutoring job lined up with a family she really likes. And 9 months of speaking only Spanish is quite appealing to her.

I will miss her terribly.

We are having a going away party on Tuesday for her. I imagine there will be some great drunken pictures to post on Wednesday.

Here are some pictures taken the last time we were all three together, more than 2 years ago. It was the last vacation I took without the boys.


Stumbling across this article about what I would imagine is the longest recorded pregnancy.

July 29, 2005— Indonesian surgeons have delivered a 27-year-old baby from a middle-aged housewife who had carried the dead body inside her because she was too poor to have it removed, doctors said Wednesday.