Today we started our Shakespeare Club. I invited all the children, grades 4 and up, in our homeschool group to my house. We are reading "Twelfth Night". I want to give all the children an opportunity to read it. It's better read out loud in actual Shakespeare text. We completed Act I.
I'm horrified by what is happening in the Middle East. I think we should pull out completely. Most especially, we should pull out our aid. May God comfort the families of those who were killed.
I've over scheduled. Again. Why? Well, I want my children to have all the opportunities they can have. Especially opportunities they would normally have if they attended a brick and mortar school. What I would've really wanted to do instead of a Shakespeare Club is to have a play. But, I realize my limitations timewise.
My mind has been working overtime. I have several sewing projects going on at once. I'm working out several patterns and ideas in my brain. These ideas percolate for a long time. Then, I can put them in action. For instance, I had an idea for a peasant sleeve on a sleeveless dress. I thought it through for days, researched a way to make a pattern, then put it to action. Percolation time? About 6 days. Action time? 15 minutes. I have two flower girl dresses to make. I'm almost done working out the details of both dresses. I'm going to put it all together next week. And, the Nut? Well, that's a whole another story.
The Nut. I have these grand ideas. I don't quite know what our director is thinking. But, I, have these grand ideas. And, we are moving. No, not us, the studio. We are moving locations. The new place will be in a safer neighborhood and closer to places so I can run errands, although Honey doesn't like it when I leave her. The commute will be easier and it'll be closer to Brother's therapy clinic.
Brother will be participating in First Tee through his therapy clinic. It'll be great for him. My only problem? It's the same time as Pumpkin's Tuesday ballet class. Luckily, until we move into the new studio (hence the importance of it being close to the new studio), he'll be going early and helping with setup (thanks, Erin!). I'm thankful to Kidz Therapeze for all the great opportunities they offer to the children. Once we move closer, I'm going to help repay that by offering a knitting/sewing class.
Yesterday was my brother Patrick and his late wife, Erin's wedding anniversary. She was a gorgeous bride. The next 12 days are going to be rough, I know. September has been bringing with it such melancholy.