Tuesday, September 17, 2013

~CC Update~

Since I posted that we would be doing Classical Conversations, I wanted to post a little update!

Today was week #2 for our Classical Conversation classes. So far it is going so well. I ended up with six little students in my class. I have the 4's and young 5's, including my own daughter. Initially, I wanted to tutor my daughter's class because I wanted to do CC with her at our campus as well as at home. However, I have come to see that this will present its own set of challenges. But that's ok! We hit a little bump in the road today toward the end of class, but otherwise things have gone fairly well. We'll see what I say in another month. ;-)

I was so overwhelmed before everything got started. Last week, before our first class, I was in tears sobbing to Kevin that "I just can't do this. I don't know what I was thinking when I said I would do it!". I sent off an SOS email to a friend who is a few weeks ahead of me, tutoring in CC as well. She called me and reassured me and sent me some extra links to help me along.

On Tuesday morning, I did it. :-) I was exhausted, but I tutored the class and covered all the subjects!

Last night, I wasn't in tears, but I again was bemoaning to Kevin, "I just can't do this. I don't know what I was thinking when I said I would do it!". And then, I got everything pulled together, and guess what? I did it all over again this morning. :-D

I'm not really afraid of the little four year olds, with their cute little faces looking at me in expectation. No, it is the parents! What are they thinking? Some of them have said to me, "WOW you are so brave!" and "THANK YOU!" so maybe the parents aren't as scary now!

So, after my second week of tutoring, I can say that I am glad that I'm doing this! Stepping outside of my comfort zone is stretching me, but in a good way. I'm thankful for this opportunity to connect with other homeschoolers and families.

Sunday, September 01, 2013


Did you know that if you plant pansies in the fall, they'll bloom again the spring? I've wanted to plant pansies in the fall for quite a few years now, but until this year I haven't done so.

Saturday I had a little time to myself, and one of the things I did was stop by the nursery and pick up some pansies. I cleared out some of the summer flowers, and planted my pansies. I didn't do a lot of yard work, but it was nice to get the flower beds in the front somewhat ready for fall. There are still more flowers that will need to come out, but that can wait till after our first frost!