Life is swimming along.
I am *almost* on course with the book manuscript that is due 2/1. I made a chart that tells me how much I must write each day in order to finish by that date…and I’m sort of keeping up with it.
Not helped, I must say, by the fact that THERE IS NO SCHOOL TOMORROW.
Yes. It just MIGHT snow tomorrow, so they cancelled school.
Now, before you get all snobby about stupid Southerners who can’t deal with a couple of inches of snow, please know that yes, you might have a point, but also..no. It’s very hilly – nay, almost mountainous around here, and if a so-called “wintery mix” composed of even a bit of ice hits mid-day, everything will seriously Go To Hell. If schools were in session, they would immediately shut them down, which would send thousands of people who are not experienced snow drivers out on snowy/icy roads on the same time, and it will be chaos.
Also, the weird temperatures in the South mean that quite often, we do get a mix of ice and snow which is much harder to navigate than pure snow. Believe me, I know. There is a huge difference between driving in a foot of snow in totally flat Fort Wayne, Indiana and a couple of inches of icy snowy stuff in the very hilly Birmingham, Alabama. I’ve done both. I know.
But still…this is funny. And 100% true.
So I left it.
Because …I did that.
I may not be homeschooling, but we are doing our share of home education. Oldest son thought he was supposed to read The Tempest over Christmas, so we did, but it turns out The Tempest would be dealt with after Julius Caesar – which he had read chunks of and memorized a speech from in the Good Old Days of Homeschooling. But it needs to be re-read, which is not a bad thing. Add to that that hopefully we will see Othello when we are in London in March, and..I don’t feel so badly about the culture level around here these days, for now.
(Does anyone have feedback on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead?
The Church Music Association of America is having their winter gathering here in Birmingham this week. We attended the liturgy on Wednesday night, the memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and it was lovely. I won’t be able to attend any of the other liturgies, but I am glad they are meeting here and hope and pray their ministry continues to bear fruit. There’s a short video – very short – over at Instagram here.
Speaking of Instagram, I follow Paper Dali over there. Visit her Etsy shop here – she has great coloring sheets. If I had younger kids, I would definitely make use of these resources. Veronica’s work is solid and attractive and not cutesy or twee. Kudos.
Perhaps you read Sandro Magister? If you do, but only sporadically, you might want to know that he has moved his writing here.
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