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Friday, June 15, 2012

I have had a couple of goes but I have this little problem:  I'm not sure what to talk about.  I don't usually have problems, being a Celt & all, with more than my fair share of "the gift of the gab", but I'm pretty sure you all don't want to hear how absolutely thrilling it is to sit in a classroom for 4 hours every day.  It's not rocket science; it's not even homeschooling. Sooo....

What do I have to talk about?  I have learnt what a good little parrot I am.  Seriously.  One of the girls I chat to was telling me about the trouble she was having hitting her high note & I didn't even have to think about it, not after all these years of watching Alison teach sol fa & listening to her rabbit on about your voice will go where the muscles remember to go so I explained & I believe we have had success.  OK, not why I'm in school but hey, I was pretty chuffed given my musical ignorance.

We have a concert next week.  I'm pretty reliant on Star keeping me up to speed on these things at present.  I have lost my grip.  St John's this time for any Brisbanites.  When Star checks the details for me I'll let you all know ~ though only locals will be privvy to this wonderful experience!

I do my practical School angle on Friday afternoons working in the office.  I am feeling something of an absolute fraud.  I would never have said I was an organised sort of person.  Those who know me best will know exactly how much of an understatement that is! ☺ I would never in a thousand years have laid claim to any giftings in the realm of administration but the Lord is the expert in working in weird & wonderful ways His purposes to accomplish.  This week I found myself organising alphabetically by author, then title, the small stash of office books.  This particular task had drifted down through several people, none of whom wanted to tackle it, & dumped it in the too hard basket.  For an ex~librarian, whose own library ranks right up there, this presented no major difficulties & it really only took me one afternoon ~ with a little bit of final tidying up.  I then asked it they had a catalogue of what should be there.  No?  I have offered....

I have also been doing some research.  For an experienced homeschooling mum this stuff is cake icing! A project I suspect people thought might take me a whole afternoon & then some I whipped over in 10 minutes or so.  I know.  My mind works in really weird ways so I make odd connections & meet myself coming!

I am constantly being told how clever & amazing I am ~ which is absolutely lovely & very flattering & could lead to seriously swelled head but in all honesty it's not that hard so I can hardly flatter myself.  Besides I come home to my house.  Housework has a seriously grounding effect, doesn't it?  In my defense it has been raining solidly for a fornight so that is partly why the washing has piled up in the bathroom.  I only have so much indoor line & that is reserved for essentials ~ like clean underwear.

The cats do not like this new routine at all ~ poor bunnies!  Kirby has taken to crawling into my lap whenever I sit down & snuggling in.  I hate to disturb him but missing boats is not an option. Each afternoon I walk into the *Cat Alert*.  Both boys have worked out the schedual & they are waiting by the door on cue, ears pricked, Purrs at the ready.  As soon as Marlow sees me his purr is off & away, extra loud with happiness.  There's nothing like being loved by a cat.

I don't think Star is too chuffed with the new arrangement either as in order to survive we have been letting her bus herself in & out to choir twice a week.  The novelty value wore off really fast!  She has to school herself too.  This is something I really think needed to occur as so long as I was available she was prepared to pull against me.  Now I'm no longer there she realises what she had & has to organise herself.  We will tidy up her work first week of the hols.

Now, ladies, I seriously need to go do some of that housework before the whole kit & kaboodle slides into the morass.  Have a blessed week & see you all at the other end!

15 comments:

Ruby said...

So nice to read this catch up post! I knew you must have been super busy. It is a nice boost to be recognised (as the genius you are) by the people at college. Sometimes families take us for granted, eh?

Julie B. said...

I agree with Ruby - I was hoping for a catch-up post and this was nice. You make me smile, too, you organizing whiz, you. :) xxoo

Ganeida said...

Thank you, ladies. You are so very sweet.

Ruby, I know you will be busy too with the end of semester stuff as well as your overlarge household & Julie you have just moved house, which is HUGE! Love you both! ♥♥♥

seekingmyLord said...

It is so weird how we may be doing different things, but not, too. My daughter is also being given freedom to work at being self-reliant, especially during this summer. We are both happier for it, but she still has much to learn.

I hope, my friend, that you are happier for the things you are doing as well.

Ganeida said...

Seeking, my friend, you are very funny! lol Yes ...& no. I like the things that are new & interesting. I hate some things ~ & they do not make me happy at all! I vacillitate between thinking I've disqualified myself, being absolutely certain of what I'm called to & nooooo idea how to get there...Makes for interesting head space. Ick!

Sandra said...

One person's easy is another's nightmare. So take the compliments as they are meant! We all have our gifts and you certainly have yours.

It's been a long time since I have popped in. You haven't had your professors pulling their hair out yet, have you? : )

I have successfully avoided housework for a few weeks, there is always a worthy distraction to be found.

It's very nice to read what's up with you again.

Ganeida said...

Sandra How did you guess?! ☺ I am so easy...until I'm not. lol I don't think they are going to unravel 50 years of a belief system easily or quickly in certain areas. Others...Meh, not important. I can be flexible.

The one thing I know absolutely for sure I will LUUUURVE about heaven is the absence of housework! lol I'm sure there will be plenty to do but the absence of decay means no dust!!!! Yay!

Jeanne said...

Yay, yay, yay! I'm so glad you had time to bring us up to date. I think you're clever and amazing too, my friend.

Happy Elf Mom said...

Yep, making Miss Star responsible for her own stuff does have that effect. GLAD she is doing it though. Some people never quite learn this skill, so you're actually teaching her you know...

Ganeida said...

Jeanne: Oooh, I ♥ my cheer squad! You're a keeper!

HEM Yes, that is true. She's soo good when it comes to her music it was a shame her attitude sucked so much when it came to academics. We have an improvement...☺

Jeanne said...

Don't get carried away there girl...

Deborah said...

It sounds like Libby is finding her place quickly and easily. It was nice to have an update. LOL on the crafts. :o)

I hope that you can get some sunshine for a couple of days to catch up on the washing. Washing is one of my must do's. It messes with me when I can't get that done.

School sounds interesting. I love that your homeschooling background is helping you out. :o)

Ganeida said...

Deborah: Yes,She has settled really well & now she things will change less, thus giving her stability, she will flourish!

We have sunshine today & I am working down my pile. lol

As for school, I am academically inclined, though simplistic in my approach, so there are certain things that I do instinctively ~ like alphabetical order! lol

Joyfulmum said...

I'm with Jeanne, I've always commented on your cleverness (I'm pretty sure I have in the past lol). Nice to catch up, been missing your posts!

Ganeida said...

Rosemary:Yes, I am missing you all too but it behoves me to set my child a reasonable example. Found myself intermixing FB & assignments this afternoon. *sigh* I'm not sure I grew up.