Family time is the best part of the weekend. Ours will start a little early as my son’s 3rd-grade music program is this afternoon. And then tonight we are watching Apollo 13. My son is absolutely obsessed with space and the planets and the moon and the space shuttles and the NASA program. He was telling me that the space shuttle Challenger, the one with the teacher – Christa McAuliffe – that blew up in 1986, that they were still alive after it blew up….? What? Certain he was wrong, my husband set off on a search to prove him wrong. But apparently he was right. They were not killed instantly. The controls were in position that indicates the pilot/captain would have done something to them after the explosion and that the oxygen or whatever probably rendered them unconscious but that it was the impact when they hit the water that killed them. For real? Who knew? I just assumed they blew up.
OK anyway…so since that’s all my son talks about, I knew he would love Apollo 13. We had it on VHS and got rid of it in a garage sale. So it was time to buy it new on DVD. I got it, and something called In the Shadow of the Moon, from Amazon for 80-cents. 80-cents. I paid with Swagbucks! From doing searches, navigating the internet, and shopping via their referral link, I score a $5 Amazon card every single week. And then I just wait until something goes on sale and snatch it up really quicklike with my Swagbucks. It’s a great way to stock up on Christmas presents throughout the year. And! If you sign up by the 27th and use promo code Birthday Saving, you’ll get a bonus 80 Swagbucks just for signing up – that’s only 370 to go for your first $5 Amazon card – wahoo!
Paper and chipboard from Cosmo Cricket; chipboard letters from The Girls’ Paperie.
I’ll see you back here in a few hours for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.