They all moan. They all ask where I'm going. I say, "no where." It's just not beneficial for us to go into the schools during April during the testing times. It's a big mess trying to schedule between testings so we just don't teach. Nate and I will be busy helping and encouraging kids to finish up their lessons. We get camp registrations ready, we prepare for camp, we work hard on the horses with training. There is a lot to do.
We have several more schools this month, though, and some make up to do because of the snow storms last week. This will be a busy month of teaching.
Sang a lot today at home and practiced my songs and other favorites.
Went and picked up Nate at the mechanic again because our Jetta needs attention again.
Worked on some crochet, relisted some things on ebay, and listened to the girls (Shalisha is here for spring break) sing and play piano and guitar together downstairs. It's been a nice rainy afternoon, but soon I must go out in the rain to take care of animals. I'll probably come back soaked.
The following paragraph is from Pen On Fire by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, the chapter heading is "Through a Child's Eyes and Ears"...
"It's easy not to be yourself in writing. In school we learn to write in a style we otherwise never use. Our book reports are stilted, our essays stiff. They're not written in our voice - we don't even know what our voice is. But our teachers give us A's for turning in work that's coherent, academic, and formal, so we get used to not sounding like ourselves. We stop seeing things with fresh eyes, with a child's eyes, because we worry we'll sound corny, or sentimental, or just plain wrong, and since we learn to care too much about what everyone thinks, we stop being original."
My little breath prayer today...."Lord, help me to be what You what me to be."
"So that all men may know of God's mighty acts and the glorious splendor of His kingdom." Psalms 145:12