I Got A New Altitude

First off, our move was a horrible, horrible, let me say that again, HORRIBLE, mess. We still have 66 boxes missing, furniture destroyed, Carter’s ramps gone and on and on and on. But, I can’t dwell on the negative anymore. It just isn’t what I want to think about.

It is BEAUTIFUL here. My Vegas and Phoenix friends shall drool at the fact that I took a wonderful, meandering walk through tall fields and pine forests and it was 65 degrees out tonight! Don’t worry I will suck it up and take your bragging when it is snowing here and you all are running around in shorts.

Everyone here is scarily friendly. No seriously, I am afraid to drink the CO koolaid. I didn’t realize how jaded I had become in Vegas until I got here and everyone you talk to is nice. There must be some nasty people around here somewhere….(heehee)

I went to the garden center today and signed up for some classes. I am so excited to grow flowers!!!

Connor is loving the community pool. He can walk over by himself. Carter and I have been twice this last week. Our new homeschool co-op has park days on Wed so we will check that out next week. This week I have someone coming to give me an estimate on making the house more accessible. I have heard that the library two blocks away loves homeschoolers and runs lots of classes during the school year for us.

Boxes, boxes, busy, busy….miss everyone! Pictures next time!

Lady Bug Project

This looks like a lot of fun.

LadyBug Project Website

You can help! – Find ‘em, shoot ‘em, and send ‘em

Here is how the program will work:

1. Go out and collect some ladybugs (see tips below and check out our handy Field Guide )

2. When you find a ladybug – shoot it! (with a camera – see tips below).

3. Send the digital image to ladybug@cornell.edu along with the time, date, location, and habitat (e.g. garden, wild field, corn field etc.)

To be able to help the nine spotted ladybug and other ladybug species scientists need to have detailed information on which species are still out there and how many individuals are around. Entomologists at Cornell can identify the different species but there are too few of us to sample in enough places to find the really rare ones. We need you to be our legs, hands and eyes. If you could look for ladybugs and send us pictures of them on Email we can start to gather the information we need. We are very interested in the rare species but any pictures will help us. This is the ultimate summer science project for kids and adults! You can learn, have fun and help save these important species.