Friday, March 28, 2008


Friday today.  It's been sort of a busy day, with not much accomplished, somehow. This morning we went to WalMart to pick up Alizona's new glasses, which look very much like her old ones.  She was just outgrowing her old frames.  It's always kind of fun to have a new look, right?  While we were there we had to kill some time before meeting some musical homeschooling friends, and as you know, WalMart is not a good place to have to kill time.  My goal was to escape without spending any money, and I succeeded! Yay!

The family whose musical kids are joining forces with ours in some ensembles for our homeschoolers' recital next week got permission from WalMart to play flute and trombone music outside the front door, in hopes of collecting some money for Bible camp this summer.  We didn't get to stay and listen, but we made sure they had a bit of "seed money" to put in the trombone case, as a hint to others to drop some in, too.  

We were on our way to meet with a new music teacher, in hopes of arranging violin lessons for Alizona and possibly, Carrotlover.  We have not had an instructor in about a year, so we are really hopeful that this will work out. The new teacher doesn't need the money (their garage is an airplane hangar!), so she is not actively recruiting students. Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?  Her experience in teaching has been in PS, with reluctant and rebellious students whose parents were making them play.  Her private lessons weren't much fun.  She wanted to make sure my girls would be fun to teach, and I think we put her at ease in that regard.  But we have some negatives to consider, such as a 24-mile round trip, and the fact that she does not want to come to our house. That means five of us have our school day interrupted, rather than one of us.  So... we are thinking.  Maybe a trial period would be a good idea.  Do I have to feel like she is doing us a favor, since she doesn't need the money, or even want it if it's not worth her trouble? Well, I'm just sounding off, but it's a lot of money to us...  She is really a nice lady and she gave Alison some good tips.

We got home to a pleasant email surprise -- Booklover has had a photo accepted for publication in the new Growing in Grace girls' magazine!  Yay Amy!!  She has been entered in a drawing for a one-year membership at  Wish her success!

The rest of the afternoon has been spent making brownies and supper (picante chicken -- great, easy recipe -- let me know if you want it), checking the email over and over again, and a tad bit of schoolwork.  The momentum is lost if we leave the house in the morning, so I am going to have to be more adamant about doing school first, and other things in the afternoon.

Well, that's all for now. More exciting scenes from our lives later!


  1. A Note From TheresaMarch 29, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Sounds like fun, I love killing time at walmart. But I hardly come out of there without spending money,,,lol.

  2. Violin on trial sounds like a good idea. Hmmm, we have never had music outside of Walmart, just usually oneone trying to sell puppies or girl scout cookies.

  3. wow her garage is an airplane hangar? Does she have a grand piano? I hope she's not making you feel like it's beneath her :P

    We haven't been able to pursue lessons of any kind since moving to la Californie très chère :( We keep hoping grandparents would pitch in, but so far not yet.

    Thanks for the note, I'll reply sometime lol. I finally got a chance to read about the life of the orphan Abraham T and his descendants ... that is quite something.


  4. I am thankful you came by my blog. I appreciate your comment. I don't have a counter, maybe I need to get one.

  5. Congratulations on having the photo entered!


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