Saturday was a ‘me’ day. I went to RAFT (the teacher warehouse) to support my friend Christine with her homeschool workshop. When I got there I was told that I was the runner-up in their left/right brain contest. My grammar game won me $25 in store credit, which will last me awhile (because they are so cheap!) We got an uplifting talk and then went around the store. One thing that Christine does is ask us to find something to share and bring it back to the room with us. I found a stand that is supposed to be used to hold brochures, instead I plan to put grammar sheets in it and a postcard on the side. It will be a writing/art activity. Look at the postcard and write a story about it, then check the sheets for grammar and writing advice. I spent a little longer than I should have there, then went home to have lunch with James and the girls.
After lunch I went to the Rec center for an intensive NIA class. They are integrating a new style and were giving a 2 hour class on it. The first hour we went over the moves in each song and then did part of the song. After 45 min. we took a break, had a snack and water and then got ready to do the entire session. The music was Native American, so drums and chanting and flute like instruments. We moved to the beat, danced, stretched, chanted, and created movements that were reminiscent of Indian dancing (like the shawl dance.) It wore me out, the dancing wasn’t that hard, it’s just that it was almost 2 hours of it. I really like the style of NIA that our instructor does, although I wouldn’t mind if she used parts of this new method too. I came home and rested, James went on a night flight, so I was home alone. I took Hannah to get her ears pierced and then the girls went to a sleepover.
Sunday James took Grandma over to the storage place to look through things – imagine that…she found the will and $500 in her dresser (she knew it was there all along.) We went to church and went by the library afterward. We had a lazy day of doing just about nothing and then James grilled pork chops for dinner. We watched an episode of Downton Abbey and called it a night.