It’s been over a year now. Wish I could say I was holding out for a year on purpose, trying for a trophy; but the new record is an accident. One, of course, of busyness. Other parts of the oyster have crowded the pearl out.
N. D. Wilson says, “The truth is that a life well lived is always lived on a rising scale of difficulty.” Great thought, Wilson. But many of us make our lives difficult mostly through busyness. And just plain busyness does little to make a life well lived. What busyness does define about our lives is our priorities. So while teaching and writing and many other things have gone forward, blogging has not.
I appreciate the nudges you’ve given me over the last year. The comments to “do more”, the texts saying you have noticed that all has been silent for a year. (shout out to two of you.) You keep me from quietly folding this blog down into a back file.
It is the middle of Christmas break. I made a to do list a few days before school let out.
- Help Lamont
- Work on fence
- Work on CLE questions
- Upload videos
- Answer Suceava grade questions
- Kindergarten curriculum
I spent part of a day mudding drywall in Lamont’s house.
I planted seven more posts and stretched forty more meters of fence.
This morning I answered all but one of the Suceava questions. While I was at school, I checked the resource room for kindergarten curriculum. And I filled out paperwork for CLE.
I also recorded more introductions and uploaded more videos.
Sometime before next Monday I need to cut my hair, write questions for CLE, finish uploading videos, have a meeting about changes at school, buy train tickets to Bucharest, make sure I have all necessary documents for the trip to Bucharest, pick up pictures in town, pay the water bill, and many other things I am forgetting at this moment.
Blogging wasn’t on my Christmas Break list. It should have been. So tonight, while I was brushing my teeth, the muse struck. I poured myself a cup of vitamin C water and splashed in some rose hip syrup. I grabbed my computer and made it this far.
Last year, all but one of my students finished school, so this year I have a younger set. It is different and fun. I am teaching grade four for the first time. I have 4th and 5th for Language, Reading and Science. I have 7th, and 8th, for the same subjects along with Math. And I have one high schooler.
I am loving Art and Science more than ever before. Other developments this year shall be saved for later posts.
Home schooling in Romania continues to boom. Many of the families are using CLE curriculum even thought their knowledge of the language is limited. For this reason, I have been propping my phone in the classroom and recording my Language Arts classes. I then edit them quickly and upload them to a pearl in every cowslips ear on YouTube. Check out my channel – like, subscribe….;) The videos are very raw, but so far seem to be of help to some people.
We also added another member to the family. Lucia Willow joined us in October and made us four.
I have made many dusty miles with Adam and Noah and Abraham. The Story of the Kingdom continues. I hope to keep you better posted.
We are happy and busy. May the New Year bring blessing to each of you.