Saturday, 30 January 2010

I'm Back, I Have A Cold, And My Sons Have Discovered The Formula For Anti-Gravity

Sean says "Yes, well, Gravity plus Two Idiots equals Pain."

Or, G+2I=P. Anti-Gravity is within our grasp!

The discovery of that formula has spurred the scientists in this household to heights of formula-scribbling passion, and they feel that any day now a breakthrough will be announced. At least they're not doing insane things on the trampoline any more...

I am all stuffy-headed and sore throaty, which often happens when I've been on a plane, but I'm so happy to be home. Chas and Sam had a good big-boy week without their mummy, and Sean took them to see Avatar. Avatar gets six thumbs up from them.

Chas had his birthday, which I missed because my flight was delayed by a day. He is TWELVE years old! I can hardly believe it. I brought him a very cool microscope which has a USB cable for viewing on the computer screen. It's what he really wanted for Christmas, but it was way too expensive here in the U.K. We ordered after Christmas (sales!) to be shipped to Trinidad from the U.S, and saved lots. The Celestron 44320 Microscope Digital Kit MDKis an awesome tool. We've looked at everything from bread mold (eew) to reflective strips (cooool), and it's great to see it all on the laptop screen instead of taking turns peering into the eyepiece.

Max is more grown-up, and the visit to Trinidad did him much good. We got to hug the people that mean the most to us, and even fit in a rainforest hike in Brasso Seco. It was just what I needed to recharge my batteries. Pictures to come!

While I was away, Sean backed up my computer and re-installed vital stuff. I'm working now on a clean slate, and need to get Dell back into action and fix my bugs. And I need to catch up with everyone! Did I miss anything important?

4 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That birthday gift sounds AWESOME! Many happy returns to your boy. TWELVE! That is SO old!
Glad you made it back safe, albeit stuffy. Ick. That's the worst part of traveling--there seems to be no healthy re-entry. Tell your boys to work on THAT instead of anti-gravity formulas!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Nothing important happened here!
I would have KILLED to have a digital microscope at that age!

LceeL said...

Nope. Didn't miss a thing.

Nan Sheppard said...

It IS an awesome gift... we've been having a ball! So good to hear your voices! About to spend the whole morning reading everyone's blog...