choirfarm Posted December 19, 2011 Share Posted December 19, 2011 How in the world do you decide what you want to do?? These are the things that are running through my head: 1. Need to learn better conducting as I am doing it more. Practice in the mirror. I need to look at the books and dvd's that people suggested. 2. I need to research how to teach math. How to translate it into understandable bits. I used to enjoy math a long time ago. Maybe I could teach myself Calculus... First I just need to figure out how to actually teach quivalent fractions and long division to my 4th grader and Geometry to my 9th grader. ( I can do the work, but seem to be unable to translate it into their language.) 3. Writing- pastor has asked me to put several things down in writing. I hated writing in school. I HATE 5 paragraph papers. What I love is thinking through writing. I have several papers that have been used in devotionals and our church newspaper. Sometimes I can't help writing. I have about 5 pieces that I need to finish. 4. Dad's poetry/art book. Dad passed away 2 1/2 years ago. He was a complicated man. He was a math major who went into computers as it was just starting (anyone else remember their dad coming home with thousands of those punch card things?) He also painted, drew and wrote poetry. I've typed up all his poetry and scanned pictures, paintings to make it into a collection. I can't figure out a title for it. I need to proofread it again and take it somewhere to get it made into a book to send all the relatives. He was brilliant. I think he got a perfect score on his SAT, was class president, football quarterback and got a full scholarship to Yale. He went there for 2 years until his grandparents decided he was getting way too liberal an education and made him transfer to a small, conservative Methodist school. I always felt really dumb compared to my father..... 5. Need to finish up enterering everything into money and printing out our budget reports for the year. Need to redo the budget for the next year and get ready to present at our financial meeting since our car insurance doubled this year when we added a 16 yo driver. ( About to have another one this spring.. I hope it doesn't double again!) 6. Need to help kids finish Christmas shopping and finish shopping for dh.. I hate this... He is so hard to buy for. 7. I need to finish planning my literary analysis class for next semester. 8. I need to look over and plan out what children's choir is going to do. We are doing a small musical and in it they are saving a homeless shelter from being closed down and put on a show in the park. I need to reserve the ampitheater in our park. I need to figure out how to involve our choir kids in the food pantry and local shelter and how they can be a part of that. Talk to all the church committees about making it a celebration in May at the park. Maybe booths for the two ministries and have people bring things for them. Sell hamburger/hot dogs to raise money?? Just brainstorming right now. 9. I need to make a list of activities for middle child and MAKE him pick one to do. He will not be happy... Somehow I need to get him involved in brainstorming, creating but he has no interest. 10. I need to figure out what will be our last few books for English this year. I just finished reading Their Eyes Were Watching God. I don't think that will be one of them, but it was a decent book. I'll definitely read it with my daughter when she gets into high school. I'll be checking out All the King's Men and 1984 to read over Christmas break. 11. I need to work with oldest to get him to make out his activities sheet for college applications. Once his ACT scores are in, I want us to have him sign up for some of the Baylor and TCU overnight type visits that they have for people with good test scores and/or in his major. ( Baylor has a computer/engineering dorm for all ages. You can come for a weekend and let them show you how it is different from the freshman dorm.. TCU has an honors dorm possibility, I think.. I'll have to look.) We need to nail down those weekends and put them on the calendar. The year is already filling up! There are tons of other things going around in my head that I KNOW I don't have time for, but are needed... Our local college needs a music prep academy like the one I am currently taking my daughter to that is an hour away. They already have a high school choir and fabulous piano program. Couldn't they add strings and open it up to the community?? Stop...don't have time to organize something like this.. Financial teen Bible study...VERY needed. But just wait until next fall and do it then... The list goes on. I never had trouble being bored. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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