Saturday, January 01, 2011

Anyone Out There?

Well, I made it almost entirely through Christmas break without helping the kids on their science fair projects or writing the Madam How and Lady Why notes. I spent most of this past week at the DPS, which has in place a remarkable system of avoidance and noninformation for unsuspecting citizens who think they are going to receive civilized treatment.

Nevertheless, as Aravis said in a recent FB status update, we have vanquished the Circumlocution Office and forced it to yield up her drivers license. Rather, she did most of the vanquishing. I really just drove her there and provided moral support and advice and a vehicle for the road test.

So we can cross "get Aravis' license" off the to-do list. But needless to say, waiting in line for hours at the DPS seriously ate into my free time this week. I have several five-finger exercises written for the scales-and-arpeggios book, and I cleaned out our master closet, but that's it. We had a relaxing time over New Year's, mostly recovering from DPS-related shell-shock.

So. We'll see what gets done today and tomorrow. I wanted to at least let folks know that I didn't get to the MHLW notes.

*(The title of this post refers to the fact that I haven't gotten many comments lately. Would you leave a comment if you feel comfortable doing so? I'd like to see how many readers I have. I once had a site counter, but I lost my login info and the site-counter website refused me access when I redesigned my layout and lost the icon, and I haven't had the time nor the inclination to set another one up. So would you leave a comment? Thanks.)

16 comments:

dawn said...

I've been reading. Of course, you don't know me at all. I think I got here from Cindy's blog, Ordo Amoris. I enjoyed your Christmas posts :)

Connie said...

Hi, Katie. I read occasionally when I follow the link from Facebook. I am amazed that you find the time to write so much. I enjoy your insights.

I can certainly sympathize with the DPS adventure. That is a part of parenthood I don't miss at all. Great learning experience for impatient teens though, don't you think?

Connie W

Sarah said...

I'm out here!

Katie said...

Hi, all! Thanks for responding.

Yes, Connie, the lesson of DPS is a good one for teenagers, especially as they sometimes think they are going to have all this *freedom* when they get to be adults. They will in some ways, but adulthood is also a lot of have-to's.

Anonymous said...

I'm still here :) Love hearing about how your older student is doing in HEO. My son (14) is working through yr 8...with modifications. We're also doing Ao yr 4 and 2.

Mrs. H

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie,
I read all your blog postings but mainly lurk. You know how I feel about DPS: it's policies are for the benefit and convenience of the employees and not the public it serves.

Dad

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie,
I check your blog on a daily basis. Most times I don't leave a message. I enjoy reading them.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Hey there, Katie. I was just checking your blog for the MHLW chapter 5 notes. You help to simplify my late-Sunday-night-planning sessions. And I like your blog.

I am out here, too.

Big hugs.

Andrea

Katie said...

Mrs. H, I think we all modify HEO... it's pretty modifiable!

Andrea, I hope to have the Ch. 5 notes done by Wednesday morning. I'll need them by then myself. :)

Thanks for all the responses! Ya'll are great.

Mama Squirrel said...

Hi Katie, I'm reading...just takes me a couple of days sometimes to get caught up on people's posts.

Katie said...

Thanks, everyone! :warm fuzzy:

Randall said...

I'm here! Although I'm not a parent, I hope to be someday; and I always enjoy reading your thoughts on home schooling and being a mom.

Katie said...

Randall, I love that you read my blog. :) Welcome.

M said...

I read, Katie. I just usually read your blog on my phone and it's kind of cumbersome to comment. I should try to do that more often though because I know comments make me happy. But, I really love reading about your adventures and whatnot. Your family is fantastic. :)

Michelle said...

Hi Katie! I REALLY enjoy reading your blogs when I can. (I just don't get the chance often enough :-) I too follow the links on Facebook. Wishing you and yours a Fabulous 2001!!!

amy said...

i read your blog, though obviously i am behind! you are very inspirational in homeschooling.