Whew! We’re back.
I’m sorry this blog has been languishing! I’ve had some big interruptions in the last little while. First, we had registration for classes. By the way, thank you all for your emails and registrations. I have contacted everyone who has been admitted to a class. I have not yet responded to the rest of you. Those who did not get in are automtically added to the priority registration list for next session. I will respond by January 1 for sure.
Second, I spent a week in California watching my niece perform in the musical “Wind in the Willows.” She is a natural showtune vocalist! What a voice! As I watched the show with my two younger kids, I was reminded again of why Wind in the Willows continues to be one of our favorite books of all time. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend it! There are a few chapters that get a little tediously descriptive, but the rest of it is so delightful, so funny, so wonderful that it’s utterly worth slogging through (or skipping) the lengthy bits. Who can resist Toad?
Third, we upgraded the blog to the next version. It’s all better now.
I’m in finals week this week (for both my homeschool co-op Advanced Composition class and grad school) so my blogging will continue to be spare. Then we’ll take off for Christmas and the New Year. In the meantime, always feel free to post to the forums.
Hope your December is as nice as ours has been. I went to a wedding this weekend in Columbus Ohio and we actually had a gathering the day after the wedding of family and friends outside while sitting around a fire. Gorgeous day.
Welcome back, Julie. We’ve missed you!
I have to laugh…when we read Wind in the Willows, my son loved it but I could NOT get past the excessive descriptions LOL! There was one sentence we read that went on for an entire paragraph…about 5 or 6 lines worth. When I finished reading it, I looked up at Jason and you know, he could have just said, “It’s fall”. LOL!
I kept asking him if he wanted to stop reading it. And he kept saying no!
That’s hilarious! Yes, the descriptions are lengthy but the overall character development and story line are so delightful that kids still consider the book worth the effort.