January 15th, 2010


Helping Haiti

If you haven't donated towards rescue efforts in Haiti yet, look for an organization or business that will match your donation and effectively double it.  Design Notes is matching funds up to $25,000 to UNICEF and the homeschooling store CurrClick is matching funds via World Vision (starting with just $5).  I'm sure there are more, but there are two to start the list.  Please leave a comment if you know of other groups.

Please hug your babies, count your blessings, and do what you can to help.

A Puzzle for Big Kids (and Moms and Dads!)

I've been doing this puzzle of Northern Africa and Middle East countries for a couple of days now when I have a spare minute and want to unwind online.  I was rather shocked at how little I knew about the geography of those regions!  Eek!  I didn't even know a couple of them were countries!  :)  I'm pleased to say that I now pretty much have it down pat where Turkey and Turkmenistan are in relation to each other, and where almost every other country that ends in "stan" goes (and there are a lot!).  How well can you do?

Happy Friday!