Friday, September 5, 2008

Orchestra and all

2008-2009 School Picture

Exciting times - C has been invited to join the beginning orchestra at AWS. She is the youngest there but doing OK so far with a little help from me with counting and bowing. She has been sightreading this week but with a little more practice, she won't even need my help. The only 'problem' with this new endeavour is the very difficult schedule - right in the middle of the day and both days are at different times. So we have to find something to do in town for 2 hours on Tuesdays (CHE day) and 1 hour on Wednesdays (also violin group day) unless we do a lot of travelling back and forth...:-(

The sun is setting earlier and earlier now - approaching 8pm and going at about 10 minutes per week. Kind of depressing, but is good in that we tend to go to bed earlier. Just wish it would stay constant at around 7pm. Guess we'll have to move nearer the equator for that. Talking of moving - I'm ready to go somewhere - and be a missionary in a foreign country. It just seems easier than being a missionary at home, ha ha. Well, life is not meant to be easy...just wish it were!

The Merc was open for an extra week this past week. have been having hotter weather. We got to go 2 days (as I only found out it was still open on Wednesday evening).
The water even warmed up from the previous week! We

On Wednesday evening we also had Adventurers II - a full uniform day for photos...I'll
include a group one if we get copies! There are about 27 in her class, I hear (didn't count). That includes only about 7 or 8 girls! Yeah, I don't know what was in the water that year!

Here's a paint-by-number I did a few weeks ago.

Talking of wild animals, what do you think?

I think this is a bear's scratchings. S thinks it's a dog...Maybe it's one humungous dog!  This was behind the barn close to the woods. I let Caridee free and she made a beeline straight for that area, sniffing and definitely in 'hunting' mode - but didn't show up with anything!

Some luscious fruit for supper prepared by our illustrious chef, SJohnson - the cantaloupe, honey dew and watermelon are from the garden.

CHE in its second week. I may have mentioned there are 11 in C's Home Ec. class.

Got a second wasp sting this week...disturbed it drinking from the hummingbird feeder I had come to refill. So much for gratitude. Immediately sprayed Gold Bond on it but you know what? Activated charcoal works better - I just waited too long before putting it on.

I'm accompanying someone on organ tomorrow - it's been too long and now it's stressful to do this kind of thing...

We're having lovely weather - no inkling of the rough weather in the path of the current hurricanes. We wish them the best as they brace for the worst. Since I don't keep up with the news, I have no idea where the storms are right now - maybe they pushed off harmlessly to sea...?

And lastly, here's a photo of my maternal grandparents.

Grandfather came from Wales and Grandmother from 1820 settler-from-England stock. Will sometime get one of the paternal side. The only one I know of is a small 3 X 5 and they're in the distance...

May your Sabbath be blessed and happy.

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