Sunday, September 20, 2015

Life (9/20/2015)

 
 
 
 



We started attending classes twice a week on September 8th, and things have been a bit of a whirlwind of classes, homework, puppies, choir, and Awana since then.
 
Some things never change, and although I may have switched from Algebra to Geometry this year, one of those things is that I am horrible at math. Another thing that will never change is that I love to read, and am enjoying my Great Books class immensely. (In spite of the fact that my sister and I got the homework mixed up and ended up thinking we had to do two weeks worth of honor reading in one week on top of our other homework and did just that.)
 
The puppies are growing like crazy and getting cuter by the minute! I wish they could just stay like this forever. They're great stress relievers. :) But they're already leaving in just 2-3 weeks! However, we get to keep one this time, so that's my consolation.
 
Awana also started up again, and there's something so much more beautiful about going into my second year doing it then my first. I get to see so many kids I already know, and there's nothing like hearing them say "Christine!" and run, grinning, up for a hug. (The other LIT in my group said I must know everyone there after watching me wave to about five kids in a row.)


Saturday was our school garage sale and car wash. My sister is sick, and my brother had a lot of schoolwork to do, so I was the sole representative of the Taft family. Our friends were gracious enough to give me a ride with them, and their awesome mom bought me a Pumpkin Spice Latte. After examining the various items of the large garage sale, Becca, Elizabeth, and I settled down on the curb with our hot drinks until it was time for the car wash to open. One guy brought in an RV and paid us 40 bucks to wash as high as we could reach with our brushes! It was a lot of fun...until I got home and again faced a large pile of homework.
 
Another highlight of the week was getting to talk to my friend, Elisabeth, on the phone. It was so nice to talk again! You made my day, just so you know, Lissie. :)
 
 
And now, so long farewell...for it's off to homework I must go.
 
 
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P.S.
I have been reading everyone's posts! I just haven't been able to comment much lately. I will try to get back into that. You are all so sweet about leaving comments for me!

14 comments:

  1. Ah! School is keeping me busy as well! I read the Scarlet Letter earlier this year, and I really enjoyed it! But it was so hard to understand at some parts with all the old english:) Wow! You must be really good at math! I am horrible at it, and I'm way behind!
    Great post, Christine!
    -Clara

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    1. I hope it's going well for you! :) Isn't The Scarlet Letter good, although I do agree with you about some of the old English-I guess you just gotta dig deep.
      Noooo I am not good at math at all! I just get through what I have to do, with a lot of tears and help. I feel your pain!

      Thanks, Clara! <3

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  2. Hope you are getting better at math. I hated Geometry when I was in school. Algebra was a subject I enjoyed,because I had a great teacher. A teacher makes a big difference.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you! I guess it's too early to tell, but so far it doesn't really feel any easier or any worse, so I guess I'll just find out as the school year unfolds. As for algebra, I prefer it to geometry so far, because it at least makes some semblance of sense. I'm glad you had a good teacher though!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Marilyn!

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  3. And yet you had no time to talk to me for two straight weeks.

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    1. Natalie emailed you and if there's anything else you want to talk about let me know and I'll email you, too. :)

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  4. I'm so bad at math too haha. But I'm taking precalc now and it's going surprisingly well, which I don't understand!

    Emily // Lynde Avenue Designs

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    1. Haha, that's my reaction when math goes well for me! :-) I'm so glad to hear it's going well for you! Hope it stays that way.

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  5. I want a puppy like yours too!!! Btw, how's the book? Do you like it? I plan to read it sometime but I'm still not sure whether I should or not..

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    1. Aren't they precious? :) I loved it! You should definitely read it-if you don't find it interesting at first, keep reading! The ending is surprising but really good. I found for me that I kept starting but not getting very far. It took the extra push from school to keep me reading, and I'm glad I did!

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  8. :o Your puppies are the cutest! I love golden retriever and Lab puppies!

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  9. Great post, Christine! You're doing a great job with school, and all of the other things you are busily balancing. I'm glad you had an opportunity to talk to Elisabeth again. You two girls hardly ever get that chance anymore! Love your posts....wish you had more time to write. <3

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Hearing from you is the highlight of my day. :)