Post Christmas Quiet

Honestly? We had a pretty quiet lead-up to Christmas as well, considering we all were sick with the flu/cold/plague.

I am looking at our schedule for January and getting a little intimidated…just three weeks and things will really start to rev up!

It remains to be seen if it becomes TOO much for us.

Let me show you what I mean…

By the end of January, our calendar will be full of activities, including:

  • Mondays – Peacequest in the evenings
  • Tuesdays – KC-CIRCLE co-op classes, Harmony Project KC 4-5:30
  • Wednesdays – LEARN, free play at Park Side, Coterie acting classes from 5-6 pm
  • Thursdays – Girl Scouts (2x monthly), KC CIRCLE co-op classes, Harmony Project KC 4-5:30
  • Fridays – Science City
  • Saturday mornings – Harmony Project KC from 10-12

I fear I may have overscheduled us ever so slightly!

No matter, it will all work itself out in the end. Hopefully it might mean me slipping in more and more writing opportunities wherever we go. I would like to write at least 750 words per day (something I was discussing on my writing blog earlier today) but would jump at the chance to increase that to 1,000 or even 2,000 words per day!

And speaking of writing, Em showed me a note she had written today. While convalescing, she has been watching massive overdoses of children’s television. This has apparently led to her writing summaries about the videos after they are done.

Again, I am just fascinated by her deciding to do this, all on her own, without any input, advice or requests from us. I mean, seriously, how cool is it that she decided to just take notes on what she was watching?

Would I like for to watch less TV and do something else? Of course I would. I’m not going to fight that battle while we are both still getting over our illnesses though.

And I just remembered having a discussion the other day about why people take notes. I explained that, in school, kids learn to take notes. The reason for this is because it helps a person to remember things better. The act of writing the information down often cements it better in our brains. The discussion had come about after we visited one of our client’s houses where she couldn’t watch the tv, having forgotten which remote to use. I suggested to her that she take notes the next time she saw the client, that way she wouldn’t forget as easily.

I may have forgotten that conversation after it was over, but she certainly didn’t!

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