I do not know how I managed this, but this week, we have had the May ARCHES meeting, the last Shakespeare Workshop for The Taming of the Shrew and the last round of HISTO Ancient Greece. What sort of madness possessed me, do you suppose, to schedule all those things in the same week?
So anyway, that's why the posts have been few and far between. This week has absolutely flown by, with very little time to sit -- unless "sitting" counts what I've been doing in the seat of a car as we've been driving, driving, driving to various events at various places with various people. And before this week, I felt that I could hardly justify doing something that counts as a fairly frivolous exercise on my part.
I owe such a huge debt of thanks to Jerri, Katie, Michelle, Virginia and Jane, without whom I wouldn't be able to do much of anything. Any success that I've had this year with the new Teen ARCHES World Lit class, Shakespeare or HISTO has been due to them either working with me or behind the scenes, slaving away to make me look good. What an awesome group of friends they are, and I love them.
And then there's Kayte, whom I haven't laid eyes on in about two weeks, but who keeps sending encouraging, cheerful emails to me -- and those are very much appreciated.
My family's banner news is that we picked up Applesauce Anne the Minivan last night. It felt so good to sink into her familiar seats. We gave Buddy a hug and a kiss goodbye and left him napping in Poppy and Nanny's garage, surrounded by all the golf impedimenta that Poppy took out of him a month ago when he gave Buddy to us as a loaner.
So things seem to be going well as the school year begins to wind down. Meelyn and Aisling have finished up most of their books, and the ones that are left have less than ten lessons in them, so this year worked out pretty well in terms of finishing on time.
Of course, they do still have to write their research papers (Meelyn, tornados; Aisling, volcanos), but I told them that we could put off a trip to the library until after this crazy week. They also have to take their achievement tests the last week of the month. They are very, very excited about both of these things and keep begging me to let them write TWO research papers and take TWO achievement tests. Ha ha ha ha ha!
The way I see it, we'll be done with school right at about the time they need to buckle down to get their 4-H projects completed. I suppose there's no hope in wishing that the 4-H Fair could be held somewhere around mid-October this year?
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