Thursday, September 16, 2010



As you may have guessed from the title, we're home now! Our vacation was super but it's always nice to be back to "home sweet home". :) So, we have started school now. My subjects are:

1. Chemistry - I thought I was going to like it, but now let's just say I'm having second thoughts :D

2. Geometry - I'm not very far into it, so I can't judge it's just pure logic right now, but so far I am enjoying it considerably more than Algebra. :D

3. Bible - I am reading through the entire New Testament this year, which I'm really excited about! (I read through the whole Old Testament last year.)

4. World History - Right now I'm doing the Romans and I'm looking forward to doing Medieval times and up through current (but not US) yet this year.

5. Spanish - I've been "playing around" with Rosetta Stone for quite a few years, but this year I am actually getting serious about it, and I got a spanish textbook, too.

6. Writing - I am doing a few things from IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing), like learning how to write a good essay, and some of the random writing that goes along with my Bible and History.

7. Literature - I am going to read some G.A. Henty books, random historical fiction, Shakespeare's play Julius Ceasar, Beowulf, and some others, too. I am currently reading The Bronze Bow and then I will read Twice Freed - both of which are FABULOUS books! - I would highly recommend them.

8. Piano - I have played the trumpet for the past 3.5 years, and I decided it's time for something new. I always wanted to be able to play piano, and so I have started that this year! So far it's really fun!

9. AND...last but certainly not least...HPA!!! - I am a teen and a ball dancer in "Meet me in St. Louis". The first rehearsal was last Tuesday, and it was sooo much fun! I am learning how to square dance!!! I am also on the devotions committee with a few friends which is a lot of fun - that means the five of us in this group prepare and do a devotion lesson every week at rehearsal.

So...that's pretty much my life right now!!


Gabe said...

Geometry gets harder ;) mostly when you have to memorize every proof you find, there everywhere!
Good idea to do piano! you got the right idea now =) I hope you have lots more fun in the play.

Libby Timmis said...

Looks like a great year! I have a very similar year and I'm suuuper excited!

Oh, I'm following your blog now! Thought I'd let you know. :D

The Riefer Fam said...

Fun! Busy busy..I have def. got a full high school year..OOh and I got a really fun part in Seussical, which is very exciting!
You will love piano. Good for you;)