We had to reschedule the Spelling Bee for February and TeenPact for March. January seems plagued with winter storms and COVID-19 outbreaks. So we learn to change the schedule and carry on.
Snow in our backyard
Many years ago, I published a post about flexibility. One of my readers said, “Flexibility is easier said than done.” I totally agree. We packed and made plans for several weeks and, frankly, months, about TeenPact and the Spelling Bee. Continue reading »
For the first time this winter, it snowed. It happened on a Friday night. We woke up on Saturday morning to a foot of snow and the children could not contain their excitement. It was therapeutic for all of us to see Gatlinburg under a white blanket of snow, after the shock of the citywide fire in November. We were snowed in, so we took advantage of a day off and just relaxed.
We love it when we get snowed in.
And so we rejoice that life goes on and snow comes and covers charred structures, grass, bushes and trees. I don’t mean to get all philosophical on you, but the children’s play in the snow conjures up more than just childhood memories these days. Continue reading »
I just love how we can do school through snowy days – when our public school friends stay home from school, we are home, doing school. I know they probably get some assignments, but we continue full speed.
In 14F, we only allowed them to play outside for 30 minutes
In the bleak midwinter…
Another reason I am happy is that we are snowed in or iced in, which means I have to cancel all our outside classes. Continue reading »