With a little fear of dating myself, I just had to use this title. It is from a commercial from the late 80’s or 90s. If you aren’t familiar, WAY back then there were no cell phones. If you were out and about and needed to call home, you had to use a pay phone and make what was called a collect call to home. This involved connecting with an operator, telling them your name and maybe even the number you were calling, They then place the call and verify that the recipient would accept the call. If so, I think the charges were like $1 per minute – quite expensive.
The commercial went something along the lines of a new papa calling his family. To avoid actually having to pay the collect charges, he tells the operator that his name is HadABaby ItsAGirl. The family on the other end hears it and that is all they need to know, so they don’t accept the charges. Just funny for that time and I remembered it when I had our baby. I guess I have a little sense of humor. If you remember what company that commercial was for, let me know:-)
The point of all this? We HAD A BABY AND ITS A GIRL! As I am recovering and very much enjoying my new baby, I have not written much. And that is OK. There is lots of useful content on my blogs to check out, Leave us a blessing, read a few posts, leave a comment and pass my blog around to your friends and family.
If you are a regular reader of A Simple Life Too, you may know that I am due to have a baby very soon. Well, she is now dropped and I have been having contractions, although not consistent yet. If you have ever had a baby, you know that creativity and all that is pretty much history those last few days.
Therefore, I might not be publishing anything new this week – but stand by and subscribe – I will be back soon with more of my 10 Things To Do This Summer Under $10 series, my 5 Ways To Make Money Working From Home Series, and some great posts about homeschooling, saving money, and living simply.
Even if you are not into Classical Conversations (I know a lot of moms who are), there are a lot of great reasons to learn Greek, including understanding the New Testament better.
From the NLPG site:
This video-based learning program is meant to be a basic introduction to Greek that will not overwhelm or frustrate you. Learn enough of the grammar to understand every Greek reference your pastor makes. Discover:
- The Greek alphabet
- Punctuation (and how it’s used!)
- Nouns, verbs, voice & moods
- Nominative, genitives, vocatives, accusatives, & datives (the – tives of when to use what word and how)
- How to apply your new skills!
Onto the giveaway:
NLPG has blessed me with a copy of It’s Not Greek To Me DVD series to give away on my blog. See below for how to enter. If you want the DVD for sure, order it on New Leaf Publishing’s web site.
Giveaway Entry Instructions:
1) You must leave a comment here to enter.
2) The comment must include why you would like the book.
3) The comment must include at least one (you may do more) way you shared this raffle (and therefore a link to my blog link) with others. You can say you shared it on Facebook, Pinned it, emailed it to friends, etc…
4) You may also, but you dont have to, include info about your homeschool this year (style, curriculum, goals, etc…) or just say hello!
At the end of the contest, the first comment will be #1, the second #2, etc… We will draw the number out of a bucket and then find the comment that matches. Yes, there is software like Rafflecopter that does this, but it doesn’t work on sites hosted on wordpress, so we are doing things the old fashioned way!
A Simple Life is on hiatus for the month of August.
Feel free to let me know what you would like to read about when I return in September.
If you would like to check out my new Home Economics Curriculum Ebook, download it on Amazon for free, this weekend only.
It is for the Kindle, but I understand you can get a Kindle reader for a PC.
I would be grateful to anyone who reads it to pass the word about it around, provide reviews, etc….
Still on Sabbatical at least until the end of the year. To actually keep my life simple, I am committing all of my time to my family (homeschool, cooking healthy foods, etc…) and my church. Actually, these things just take all of my time! But it is a blessing. I will write again when it fits.
A Simple Life is on sabbatical for the month of July.