Friday, January 22, 2010

Good Tantrums

This week Meg took Henry to the doctor. The doctor told her that tantrums before two years of age are a sign of intelligence. Hmmmm. That doesn't quiet help enough. These have been some trying days.

Besides being very stubborn about wanting certain things, usually to see more of the movie "Cars" or to help in the kitchen (by playing in the sink or on the counter with dried beans and flour), Henry's been learning and saying new words like crazy. His new words include "ring," "paw," "poop," "change" (with this he lays on his back and waits for a change of diaper), "on," "off," "in," "out," "turn," etc. It seems like there's two or three new words a day at this point. It's pretty exciting.

I searched some coin last night. It was so-so. It hasn't been my best week for turning up a lot to search.

2,400 quarters and 750 dimes had just two Canadians.

1,000 nickels produced one Canadian and one Bermuda 5¢.

5,000 pennies had forty-two Wheats, forty-six Canadians, one US dime and one Bahamas 1¢. The Wheats were:

1920, 1929S, 1934(2), 1940(2), 1940D, 1944(4), 1945, 1946, 1948(2), 1949D, 1950, 1950D, 1951(2), 1951D, 1952D, 1953, 1953D(3), 1954D(2), 1955(2), 1955D, 1956(2), 1956D, 1957D(4), 1958(2), 1958D(2)

A couple of days ago I finished reading Angkor and the Khmer Civilization by Michael Coe. It's about the twelfth book in Thames & Hudson's Ancient Peoples and Places series that I've read. Each book is about 200 pages, full of high quality pictures and provides and has an introduction to a particular civilization. I've read some other books by Michael Coe, but those have all been about the Mayan civilization, his primary focus. I've been wanting to read a book the Khmer for some time as I've never fully understood the context of the Angkor ruins. With this book I feel I have a much better sense about these ruins and others like them. I think I'll look into getting a book that is specifically about Angkor in the future. I just haven't settled on which one to buy.

Found: 6 pennies (2 at Costco, 1 at work, 3 at the Mobil Mart), 1 dime (at the Mobil Mart), 1 quarter (outside of work)