The class that Keilee is doing via FaceTime (she is actually getting ready to join them as I type this) with Jessica’s group is honestly going wonderfully. She is so excited every Thursday night about it and she is writing like crazy. It is such a great experience for her. Her and Grace and the rest of the girls laugh and talk and show off each other’s dogs and pets. It is so much fun for her. And she is LOVING the writing games they play.
She is working on a great story. She told me I could share the first Chapter here:
The sky was gray and smog thickened the air making it hard to breath. “I liked it better when the sky was blue” whispered Alex as he walked towards me. “Alex” I turned fast on my heels “you not suppose to be here”. The air was hot and I could see his eyes move from the filthy sky to me. “Neither are you “ he smirked. He is the only one I feel comfortable around, without him living here would be unbearable. We sat by the edge, peered down at the busy city below. We weren’t suppose to be here, the roof was off limits to all children in September Academy. “Hey Addie?’ Alex turned to me. “Yeah?” I looked at him.
Maybe the reason we were so alike, why we were best friends is because we are the only ones different. After the Great War nothing was left and we had to rebuild. Very few of us left, very few of us with pale skin, pale eyes and in some cases pale hair. Alex and I both had blue eye, he is the only other person I know who does.
“You know” Alex began he turned his head as not to look at me. “we could get out.” I looked at him shocked, I wanted to get out as much, maybe more so, than him but there was no way. “Alex, we…..” Alex turned to me his blue eyes so stern it stopped me in my tracks. “Addie, we could jump.” He said it so nonchalantly it make me wonder, if he really meant it. “never mind” he said as he turned and looked back at the sky “forget it.” We sat there in silence not daring to speak or look at each other. I’ve known Alex my whole life, but in this moment he felt like a stranger.
She has written 8 chapters so far! She is a really good writer but we have never done any sort of writing curriculum. Keilee told me the other day that there is always either a song or a story running around in her head. I am just so not like that.
Keilee got a last minute call to help out at The Princess Theater This past weekend. They were having their annual Mental Health Talent Show and needed a stage hand. She thought she would be mostly back stage and doing moving in the dark but she was on stage the entire time!! Even bantered with the Master of Ceremonies. She seriously had 30 mintues to get ready. We had been a a game day all afternoon and were both pretty pooped!
She also sewed a Quiver for a badge on DIY.org. She is really doing a great job sewing. Unfortunately I am not much help.
They had 80′s day at Co-op. Finding Keilee something to wear wasn’t very hard. She wears things like this anyway. I would love to have all my 80′s clothes. I had tons of cool things. I was a very big MTV kinda girl.
Keilee on the left, me on the right. :) I have no clue why a 25 year old picture is better quality than a week old one!!!
Keilee has great friends at Co-op. This is in Art Journaling and the last one is what we are learning for Drama. It is a ‘white glove’ routine and very cool.
We played tons of games this week, watched the premiere of Sherlock, (I am a HUGE fan) and took selfies. While playing Scrabble, I put the word ‘home’ and Keilee made it “HomeSchool”. :) She has been sitting in on a Yale class called “Game Theory” that she loves. She has talked non stop about it. We also started playing World Of Warcraft together. My brother has 2 accounts and let us borrow them when he isn’t playing. And Keilee finished a large order she got on Facebook for 4 headbands. This is the first time in 2 months she doesn’t have an order to work on and can just knit and crochet for fun.
We have slam packed weekend and it is supposed to be bitter cold. I am so thankful that Daddy put in central heat this winter. We have frozen the last few winters but stayed warm as toast this year. As long as we don’t have to get out in it! I want Spring but I would love some snow first. I see all sorts of snow pictures on Instagram and I want some too!
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou
“I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for one’s self.” ~George Washington Carver