I've been away from the blog longer than ever before. Life has been so busy. When I returned home from Florida I was really sick, then I had dr. and dental appointments like crazy. I'm working 60+ hours a week and started grad school in January. I have two students living with me. One is quite independent while the other is clingy. I bought a new car. I had bluetooth installed and am getting a sunroof next week. So...that's life in a nutshell. I thought I'd put a few pictures up from the last couple of days. We celebrated the Chinese New Year last week and had lots of food. For once, even Allen was full. Yesterday was Kira's birthday so we had several dishes from our local teriyaki place, individual-size sparkling cider and cornbread for her cake (her request). Today in Physics we did a center of gravity lab. I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures but we balanced two forks on a toothpick and then balanced that toothpick on another one. We also balanced on the edge of a cup and burned the remaining piece of wood away so they were balanced strictly at the point of contact. The kids loved it. That's all for now.