I was so busy Monday, and so wiped out, that I actually scribbled this out on paper and just now (Thursday) got a chance to type it in.
We had Hope until this morning, which was nice. But then she left, which I knew would happen, but it still wasn’t as nice. I miss her! Kioshi did finally decide that she might not be so fearsome, and permitted her to offer scritches while he stropped her ankles to mark her. I figure that made Diana (Hope’s dog) very curious when Hope got home!
The only good that about her departure is that she had to leave to come back, right?
Katie had an appointment, then we ran some errands, then we came home and collapsed. Pretty boring, all in all.
I feel like I’ve driven across the state, when I really spent very little time in the car today — for an Atlantan.
We went to see Katie’s doctor, filling out the inevitable “It’s January!” paperwork. Do they think people always move from one Janaury to the next, or what? I mean, when we sign in, there’s a form that asks if there’s been any change in our contact information or insurance, and we say “No,” unless the answer is “Yes,” in which case we ask for the forms so that we can update the records. Apparently current administrative thought is that clients cannot be trusted that far, so they make us do all the forms again every January. In every office. Between me and Katie, that’s a lot of extra forms being filled out for no particular reason.
We picked up prescriptions in two places. We dropped off prescriptions. We went to the bank. We dropped off a utility payment to avoid the electronic payment fee. I know we did something else, but my mind is gone.
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And it was, truly. Which is why this looks much the same as it did last night.
Katie and I drove all over metro Atlanta, testing out the new wheels in the process. A medical appointment, a trip to the bank, the post office, our mail drop, a craft store, a school supply place, a couple of book stores, Phoenix & Dragon, and something I know that I’m forgetting.
You wouldn’t believe how much “homeschooling” gets done on the road. Had the dealer had a van in stock with a DVD player installed, I could easily have justified it for purely educational purposes. As it is, I’m glad my laptop has a DVD player, as we find various BBC and PBS series pretty good supplementary materials at times.
No AV materials today, though — just books, paper, calculator, and a lot of discussion. Science, algebra, world history, critical thinking, English, vocabulary, current eventsâ€¦
Oh! We got our Latin texts! Katie and I have decided to start studying Latin together this summer. I’ve always regretted not having had a chance to study it, and it can only help her. So here we go!
The girl got some knitting done in the car while we talked, too. As she gets more confidence in driving, I look forward to getting some stitching done while she drives. On the other hand, she’d get fewer lessons done. Hmmm.
I need to study to try to keep a little bit ahead of her. We’re going to have another blog where she, Sam and I post about our learning adventures. It isn’t quite up yet, unfortunately.