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You're killin' me, Smalls!

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School’s out for summer in Belleville, Illinois, in 1974 via reddit
I don't date my blog posts. I'd love to say it's because the wisdom I share here is timeless, but it's really because I'm a lazy blogger and I'd rather visitors not see how seldom I remember to post things. But since I've had Christmas posts up since November, I don't think anyone is fooled.

This past year has been crazy for me, but I'm sure it's been crazy and busy for you, too. I'm not complaining, just explaining that blogging was dropped a bit, but not forgotten.

I directed Classical Conversations. If you are familiar with CC, then you are already nodding and have instantly forgiven me for my lapse of posting. It was an amazing experience for my family and I am proud of the work I did to introduce a classical education to our community. Unfortunately, my girls have outgrown the Foundations level classes, so I'm handing that hat over to someone else.

In a few weeks, I'm having surgery and I will have a couple weeks of bed-rest. I'm seriously looking forward to the uninterrupted time to read and plan for our next school year. I'm looking forward to blogging about it, too.

I'm also looking forward to fluffy fiction. My latest guilty pleasure is the After Cilmeri series. Linguistically speaking, it requires a big stretch of the imagination, but it is otherwise a blast, particularly if you are a medieval history fan.

School Plans. That's where I was going with this. Yes. Next year, I will have a senior again. My 2nd son will be graduating! This should be a fun year for him because he completely most of his required classes which he shared with his older brother. That created a few complications that I'll save for a future post. The girls have also been sharing most of their classes and we haven't quite determined whether or not we'll continue that next year. Lots to consider there! Future post.

In the meantime, all ballet, piano, violin, orchestra, and all other outside activities have CEASED FOR SUMMER. It's a fabulous feeling. We have no one to please, but God, and it is amazing.

*Okay, that's not entirely true because we DO school year-round. But dropping all our outside activities has made school feel like a vacation.