Sorry I'm so quiet lately.
There is so much going on right now, in all aspects of my life, that I'm really struggling to make sense of it and struggling even more to find time to write about it.
So until those two things work themselves out, I will share an anecdote that illustrates how much my life has come full-circle.
I am now actually gaining new knowledge from my second-grader's reading assignments.
Last night, I learned that the first recognized dinosaur fossil was discovered in 1822. This surprised me greatly. For some reason, I thought that particular scientific timeline went back a good deal farther. (Edit: for the record, Plott was digging up bones in the 1600s, but ascribed them to 12'-tall people. Or man-eating Pliocene Clams)
Tomorrow, we're going to learn about the building of the Statue of Liberty. I can't wait. :)