Hello October

Isn’t October wonderful?  It’s our favorite month. Yes it’s still a bit hot.  It’s not lovely, chilly days yet but we still love it.

We spent October 1 at the Wildlife Refuge for a picnic.

Always ears!  She loves them.

Fun on a stump.  As one does.

We also went to Bridge Street which is the coolest outdoor mall. We enjoy going and just window shopping.

She has been on the One Decatur Steering Committee for 15 months.  It has been such a great experience.  She has had meetings, met with the committee and helped come up with a plan for our city going forward.  Last night was the Open House.  I just stood back and watched her.  Watched her interact and discuss and guide a room full of adults.
It amazes me how many people my 17 year old homeschooled daughter knows !
I watched her laugh and talk to our mayor, business owners, and citizens of our city. And she was the youngest one there by many years.
We got in the car and she said “Mom all these people know me. Some I don’t even know. And you would have been so proud. I was socializing like a boss” .
Baby girl. I’m always proud of you.

Discussing plans

We spend a lot of time talking politics, listening to podcasts, watching news.  More than ever before.  It’s ironic that she is taking Government and Economics this year and we are immersed in all things political.

She is the teaching assistant for 3 theatre classes.  2 in elementary schools and one at our theatre.  She loves it so much.  She is still leading kids church every  week.  And of course running Magical Memories.

So 1 month into her Senior year and things are good.  But time hasn’t slowed down any.  Who do I see about changing that??

Homeschooling Rocks!

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

6 thoughts on “Hello October”

  1. I love the fact that she is not just reading about civics, government, economics and politics but is experiencing it first hand!

  2. She must be super disciplined with her schoolwork. My daughter is involved in dance, theater and church most days of the week and we are always playing catchup with school!

  3. Happy October, Karen! I wish you a beautiful month. Love the photos of Keilee, as always. She’s so photogenic! And just a doll!

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