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  1. The community center officially opened registration for my Fall semester piano lessons today :)! It’s getting real...

  2. DD14 will be cheering on Senior 2 Senior Legacy this season :). 

  3. So proud of my piano students and DD :). Life after homeschooling is looking more and more possible 🙂

  4. Piano recital tomorrow :). Not at all concerned about DD, but am about my oldest and youngest beginners-a 3 yr old and a 20 year old :).

    1. scrapbookbuzz

      scrapbookbuzz

      I'm sure they'll do their best. just go and enjoy. Be supportive. The 3yo might not notice, but the 20 year old sure will. 😉

    2. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      I’m playing duets with both of them, so I’ll be there 🙂 (my other students are more experienced)

  5. DD has tryouts for the regional homeschool cheer team tonight! It really seems like a good fit, so I hope it works out!

    1. chiguirre

      chiguirre

      Good luck!

    2. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      She didn't get in. They only took 12 total 😞

  6. I just got approved to teach piano at the community center-which means they handle all the advertising and money stuff for me :)! Woo Hoo!!!

    1. Rosie_0801

      Rosie_0801

      Congratulations!
      (I love people who do paperwork for me, lol)

    2. Another Lynn

      Another Lynn

      Congrats!  That sounds wonderful!  

  7. Please keep DD’s cheer team in your thoughts this weekend. They are going into their last competition of the season, and one of their primary bases broke her arm yesterday, so they have to completely rework much of the routine. They’ll be working tonight, and then most of the team will be immediately leaving to drive to Destin.  

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    2. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      It’s really hitting them hard-they have had a lot of injury and illness all season which has caused a lot of changes. Until yesterday, they felt really good about this one, but now, not so much. This is the last chance to qualify for the Summit (the big post-season competition),  too. 

    3. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      They hit yesterday with some mistakes, but no deductions (for falls, missed tumbling, etc. ) They are in 3rd place, but actually have a chance of having a top score overall-their level is huge and quite competitive

    4. dmmetler

      dmmetler

       

      Day 2 didn’t go well-a stunt came down :(. Frustratingly, not one of the ones that had been changed at the last minute-those were fine. 5th place. They did get a specialty award for Best Dance at their level. 

       

      Now, a few week break before homeschool cheer tryouts-she’s finally old enough to be eligible. 

  8. DD has an envelope from the Governor's School. It's really hard not to rip into that sucker! (She's still asleep...)

  9. Proud of myself-I am a nervous driver, especially for interstate driving and unfamiliar places. Today, I drove DD to visit a college an hour and a half away-in a place I'd never driven, and interstates all the way. ?

    1. ThisIsTheDay

      ThisIsTheDay

      I never pay attention to these sidebar updates, but yours caught my attention. GOOD for you!! I drive a lot on the interstates, but college visits incorporate all that makes me uncomfortable--new location, finding parking, not getting there too early, finding the right building, talking to people. So I see your accomplishment as double! I loved college visits with my kids, such fun memories, and now you can go do it again and be encouraged by this experience!!!  ?

    2. Myra

      Myra

      I too am a nervous driver and just basically hate driving!  But ever since my kids have their driver licenses life it good again!

  10. Just mailed DD's Governor's School application for this summer. Now, we wait. (The deadline isn't until December 5, so it will take months to get a yes or no back-but it feels good to have it DONE. And good practice for college applications.)

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    2. Terabith

      Terabith

      Skippy, what was the one at Memphis State?

    3. Skippy

      Skippy

      I think the one at Memphis State was called International Studies. I can remember having classes on Africa and the Russian language. The one at UT Knoxville had more of a math and sciences focus. The two experiences were both really fun but very different. I made some good pen pals and friends that I saw later at other events and also when I went to college. We even had a reunion for one of them (probably several months or a year) later with many of the participating kids showing up. This trip down memory lane is neat.

    4. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      There are 7 offered this summer.DD has applied for Agricultural Science because that one includes veterinary science (and she’s taken the classes offered in biology). 

  11. DD13 is presenting her talk on Online Herpetology Instruction today at the state conference. ?

    1. cintinative

      cintinative

      That's so great! Congrats to her.

    2. RootAnn
    3. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      Really well :). There’s a link to the video in the AL forum :).

  12. I am now officially the mom of a fully enrolled, degree seeking college student. DD13 filed her applicarion to change status today.

  13. Everyone has closed for tomorrow but the CC. Roads look nasty.l.l

  14. Last day of Introduction to Herpetology! It’s been a really awesome experience for DD to get to teach this class and me to sit in!

    1. RootAnn

      RootAnn

      DD#3 was freaking out that she might miss the last class due to a "no internet" message. (Cat unplugged the router.) She's pumped for class today (as always)!

    2. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      The student presentations look great :).it should be a fun last class.

  15. Of all the places in the house for the grey and white cat to sleep,it has to be on DD’s black and Royal blue cheer uniform?

    1. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      And I’m sure if hers were white, the black cat would be on it!

    2. SeaConquest

      SeaConquest

      I really want to see her cheer. Is she posting any videos on her site? I'm an old cheerleader, and really loved competing. Good luck to her!

  16. This morning-frogs, frogs, and more frogs!

    1. Melissa in Australia
    2. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      DD did her herpetology class on anurans today-lots of awesome frogs!

  17. DD and Pinkie Py(thon) are off for their psychology presentation

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    2. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      And it's done-she says it went well. Although there were four students staying as far away from the snake as humanly possible :) (the topic was Ophidiophobia)

    3. Petrichor
    4. quark
  18. I love hearing comments around the corner like "we need to stop here at the snake house" :)

  19. DD actually seems to have that rarest of all college animals-a functional group project where everyone is participating!

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    2. goldberry

      goldberry

      Can she document it for posterity?

    3. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      I've suggested that she coordinate future classes with these folks :)

    4. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      I've suggested that she coordinate future classes with these folks :)

  20. The reptile overlord teaches her first Intro to Herpetology online class this morning :)

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    2. RootAnn

      RootAnn

      DD#3 has already done a lot of her homework. Her idea of heaven - a class about snakes!

    3. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      I hope she's enjoying it. DD was really nervous this morning. She really wants it to go well.

    4. Rosie_0801
  21. Kid, I am not responsible for the digital stuff that comes with your textbook. If I had my way, you'd have a print book and problem sets just like I did back in the dark ages when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

    1. Angie in VA

      Angie in VA

      Preach it, Sister!

    2. Arcadia

      Arcadia

      I have at least one WebAssign account to pay for.

  22. There is little panic deeper than a kid who has spent the last three years building up a SciComm account and following-and who finds her account inaccessible. Twitter tech support is less than helpfu

    1. WendyAndMilo
    2. CES2005

      CES2005

      :( I really hope that gets worked out; that sounds like the sky falling, I'm not kidding.

  23. DD officially has an A for her first DE semester :)

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    2. Arcadia
    3. serendipitous journey

      serendipitous journey

      Congratulations! Good for her!!

    4. SeaConquest

      SeaConquest

      That is wonderful news! Congratulations!

  24. DD12 is in her first college final-which is also her first ever final. I think I'm more nervous than she is!

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    2. MorningGlory
    3. quark
    4. swimmermom3

      swimmermom3

      I think the anxiety over the first year college finals is worse than AP exams. Sounds like she's doing great!

  25. Why would an Italian kids sitcom have music in English? Italian isSO

    1. dmmetler

      dmmetler

      Much nicer to sing in!

    2. Rosie_0801

      Rosie_0801

      Why would the Poles make a cartoon featuring Australian animals? It sounds soooo weird hearing koalas speak Polish.

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