Checked Out

I’m not anywhere fun, like Barcelona (!), I’m just sick. Bleah.

Just a cold, mom, don’t worry too much! But I need all the energy I have just to get through the day — none left for blogging.

What’s been happening Chez Nous?

— Planning meeting for a group of families that all have girls ages 9-10, in addition to siblings of all ages. We are trying to establish monthly get-togethers so that as the girls transition through puberty to adolescence they have a solid group of friends. I’ll say more about it another day. The other parents and kids are great — I am just a little unsure whether Violet will find it a good fit over the long term. No one else in her family is a great group person, but I hate to make assumptions about her.

— Continuing our history of English. We spent some time on the Plimoth Plantation site, which has audio of pilgrim speak. Violet also wrote a letter as if she were a pilgrim girl writing to a friend in England. She begins:

Pray pardon me if the parchment is burnt, I am writing by the hearth for the mouser has upturned a bowl of cold pottage upon my petticoat, and chilled me.

She also writes about watching the “Indians.”

— Gearing up for a month of performances. Victoria has a dance recital and a piano recital, while Violet has a play and two piano recitals. This involves many practices and dress rehearsals, which is somewhat exhausting for me. Reading Guiding the Gifted Child, I am assured that gifted kids often thrive on a full plate, and that apart from disruptions to the family so much activity is OK. Oh, and soccer starts in a couple of weeks, I think. Violet may have to give that one up, depending on how much it conflicts with her other committments, but Victoria will get to do hers, regardless.

— Lots of knitting. I’m going to be putting together Violet’s sweater coat as a long hippie vest, because I lost the sleeves. (It is just too painful to discuss further.) I might also complete the sleeves and add them later. I’m knitting some purple socks for myself in a nice chevron lace pattern — thanks Dawn and Ann Budd.

If I am not commenting on your blog, pray pardon me.

Fare thee well,



Filed under Curriculum, From Violet, Gifted Ed, Gifted Heart and Soul, Home Preschool, Knitting and crafting, Music and Art, Schoolday Doings, unit study -- history of english

3 responses to “Checked Out

  1. patience

    I’m sorry you are feeling ill. ((Hugs)) I hope you get better soon.

    We just read about the pilgrims today – a sidetrack from our reading about James I. We haven’t done anything at all interesting about it, apart from talking together … after reading this post I now feel guilty! I’m off to visit the site you mentioned and poor old Rose may just have to write pilgrim-style letters too, lol!

  2. I have been suffering the same; our whole household has. Rest up, and make a speedy recovery so you can bless us with more of your wit and wisdom!

  3. I am sorry you are sick. 😦

    I think the girls group is such an interesting idea! I’d love to hear more about your reasons for it.

    I love Violet’s first sentence. It’s brilliant!

    Z has a full plate right now too. She is doing piano/voice, ballet, theatre, Japanese, musical theatre and Sunday school.

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