Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

Dinner Prep Turned Into an Impromptu Science Class

B was watching me unwrap and clean out a duck this afternoon for dinner tonight.  It turned into an impromptu Science class.  He took this picture of me cutting the duck’s spine out.  He was fascinated and grossed out all at the same time.  LOL  We went over the anatomy from the inside and labeled things.  He wanted to know what each organ was that came out of the cavity.  He also wanted to know how the duck got from the state of freshly killed to wrapped in the store, i.e. how do they clean it out, how to they get the organs out and then put back in before wrapping, where did the blood and feathers go, etc.  He had opinions on the entire process and I’m so glad we had that discussion!  Something that never would have occurred if he was in a brick-and-mortar school today.  :o)

I absolutely LOVE practical gifts!

I am a practical girl.  I don’t like to shop and don’t have any purse or shoe addictions.  I got lots of Christmas gifts that fed my practical side this year – kitchen utensils, gift cards to movie theaters, the grocery and warehouse stores, mega packs of toilet paper and facial tissues and this  – an 11 pound, boneless pork loin.  :o)  I hacked it up into roasts and chops last night and I just had to take a picture of them.  Aren’t they beautiful?!?!

I got one, what I would consider luxury, item that I didn’t even know existed.  The hubs got me this tape that goes into the car’s tape deck and has a cord to plug into my phone so I can listen to my music in the car!  (Yes, I have a car that has a tape deck and I’m proud of it.)

We also got lots of my favorite gift of all – experiences – this holiday season, but I’ll be blogging about those later.  I hope y’all received at least one kind of gift that you treasure the most!  {{hugs}}

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