Guess what I'll be doing next week?

Once I finish writing all these papers, guess I'll have to take up a new hobby! I'll just have to find a way to keep my klutzy husband from trying to help! (He breaks things without trying, it's one of his talents,sigh)

Oh and the comments are fun, no really they are!

Ok back to writing and editing my section on NCLB and it's negative impact on Native American language immersion programs. (Not bragging, that's really what I'm writing about now, and it's really depressing!)

Death Star (Ornament): That's No Moon (Ornament)

Guaranteeing supreme festive superiority for any tree it hangs on, this glowing Death Star ornament is actually a fun DIY project you can use to keep any kids—or restless adults—entertained leading up to the holidays. And the project lets you blur the line between being the Emperor and Martha Stewart—a line that may not actually exist.

If you want the tiny space station to light up you'll need to follow the entire tutorial which does require some basic soldering skills. But otherwise the parts—like a clear plastic ornament and some paint—are easy to come by this time of year. And what could make your tree more festive than hanging a symbol of intergalactic oppression? [Instructables via Technabob]