Thursday, November 18, 2010

Times They Are a-Changing

"Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." — John F. Kennedy

I'm writing this on Wednesday night because I'm heading out the door early Thursday. We're going to the open house of a nearby private school to see if we want to enroll DD next year. Due to the dearth of good homeschooling groups and activities, we feel that it's probably best for her to attend school. We'd planned on starting her for high school regardless, but I'm thinking that starting her in eighth grade might be easier on her.

I did a drive by of the school today because we have to be at the open house so early, I didn't want to run the risk of getting lost. Good thing -- it wasn't where I thought it was exactly.

DD is scared and apprehensive about school since she's never gone. "How does the cafeteria work?" or "What do I do a recess?" or "What if no one talks to me?".

Hopefully the open house tomorrow will help with some of her fears. She doesn't realize how nervous I am, too. I've not had her out of my sight, except with good friends or at a relative's house, EVER her entire life. This will be a difficult life change for us both.

Now I just need to figure out how we'll fund this little change of plans. *sigh*


I got through the first fifty pages of Camilla's story in edits. It was the easy part, not a lot of plot changes there. Now it's getting a bit stickier. I have to change the things her mom does and why, I have to incorporate Jed's new business, and slow down Matthew's infatuation. Lots of changes on the horizon, but the story is just so much fun (I'm giggling half the time... either the story is cute or I should go stay at the place with the padded walls) I'm not complaining about the editing too much.


You Are a Jellyfish

You are a vulnerable person, but you also have a lot of inner strength. Sometimes you even surprise yourself.

You are very honest and open. You have nothing to hide and resent it when people don't tell you the truth.

You are illuminating and insightful. You understand and explain the world well.

You are energizing and enthusiastic. You get people up and moving.

Hmmm, maybe 50/50...



Maria Zannini said...

That's probably smart to start her on 8th grade before throwing her into high school. HS can be so traumatic even for veterans. She needs time to assimilate.

She'll be fine though.

Brandy said...

HS can be hard, by starting her now she'll have time to adjust. Want to know a secret? I would have both mine in private school if we could afford it. I'm sure your DD will do fine.

Glad to hear the editing on your new project is going well.

You Are a Seahorse
You are a powerful and graceful creature. You always keep your wits about you.
Most people consider you to be lucky. You have been especially fortunate when it comes to romance.
You are friendly and generous. You enjoy spreading the wealth around, especially to those down on their luck.
You are calm and persistent. If you're faced with a problem, you know the most important thing is to not give up.

Not bad. I hope this is true. *g*

I also wish a glorious day for y'all!

Marianne Arkins said...

Brandy ...we can't afford it! LOL... I'm counting on sheer determination and faith to provide the tuition (and maybe a job for me part time when she starts).

Maria, that was my thought exactly.

It looks like it might be a good fit, so we'll make a decision soon about what's what for her for next year.

Joanna St. James said...

oh good luck and your dd will be just fine, her momma raised her to be a strong kid

Tori Lennox said...

At least in private school you know she'll get an education which, alas, isn't always true of public school these days. I went to private school seventh through half of the 10th grade. It was a lot different than public school. But not in a bad way. Well, except for one teacher but I did my best to ignore him. :)

Dru said...

I think it will be better for her to start school in the eight grade as opposed to in high school.

I'm glad you're enjoying Camilla's story.

You Are a Crab

You can be an emotional and sensitive creature. Things get to you.

You are a bit withdrawn and shy, but you're also willing to come out of your shell sometimes.

You are quite flexible and easy going if your trust is earned. You like to observe quietly.

You move with the rhythm of life. You try not to fight anything.

Mostly accurate