October 31, 2009

Flowcharts and drawing

October 31, 2009 - Categories: family

J-’s social studies lesson included two flowcharts. W- asked if the flowcharts had diamonds indicating conditionals. Apparently not, so we seized the Teachable Moment and started teaching J- (she’s 11) about flowcharts and logic.

In related news, decision trees and flowcharts are awesome when they involve cats. ;) Will sketch some when I get my new tablet.

(In quite tangential news, I’m thinking of picking up the Wacom Bamboo pen and multitouch tablet. It’d be way cool if I can figure out how to use it for presentations. Maybe next next year, I’ll save up for a proper tablet PC.)

Grocery round-up: Toronto

October 31, 2009 - Categories: finance

We shop according to what’s on sale at the supermarket so that we can stock up on staples and fill our freezer. =)

Here are the sales for the week:

Metro

No Frills – 1/2 price event

Loblaws – $1, $2, $3

Sobeys

Price Chopper, $1 sale

So it looks like we’re going to do lasagna today, and Chicken Maryland and lots of curry tomorrow, plus restocking Campbells. That means passing by Loblaws and picking up everything from there on my way back from improv, assuming that their price for chicken breasts isn’t exorbitant. And if it is, we’ll just cook something else. =)