Okay, I have not posted in a LONG LONG LOOOOOOOOOOONG time!!! Life has been… Crazy… My homeschool groups just ‘got out’ last week. So no school til January. Which is sad. 😦 but it’s also a nice break. I have read (well, reread) a bunch of books. Which is good! 😀 I don’t know if I have talked about my school groups… Well, if I have, sorry! And if I haven’t… Well, then here ya go!
Vanguard: Okay. Vanguard is amazing!!!!!!!!! Ahh! I can’t even express how much I love it! Last school year, in February, I started a vanguard in Layton (about an hour and a half from my house). And I just L.O.V.E.D. It! And then it ended in May and there was summer! Which is usually a good thing. But, well, I guess it was good. I just didn’t get to see my friends, because they live so far away. And when this school year started, I didn’t get to go back. Because my mom decided that she was going to make a vanguard up here where we live. And that’s a good thing.
But… Yeah… So, I decided that I was going to do the work for BOTH vanguards. Mine and… Well, mine. 😀 And there are three levels in each vanguard. Apprentice, journeyman and masters. Each level (for each vanguard) is supposed to be like 4-6 hours. But I guess I read really fast, and a lot of it was reading. So it doesn’t really take me that long.
But anyways! 😀 I went to my vanguard up here every Monday, and I got to visit my other vanguard three times. But my mom says that I can go for real for the rest of the school year! I thought I was gonna die when she told me that! So yeah. 😀
And there are four classes total. Basically one for each week in the month. There is Leadership Academy, History and Geography, Imaginative Arts and Eureka. And literally, no matter how hard I try, I honestly cannot pick a favorite!
Shakespeare: Shakespeare is cool too. We did Julius Cesar this semester. I don’t remember what we are doing next semester though… This time we didn’t actually put on a play. Which sucked! But we are doing a REAL play next semester!! Which is good!!! 🙂 We meet on Fridays for Shakespeare, either at my friends house, or a gymnastics studio in Thatcher. It’s fun!
Those are pretty much the school groups… But here are some of the other thingsI we’ve been doing.
Piano Lessons: I recently started piano lessons for the first time ever! 😀 I really like it! I have had six lessons now, and I believe that I have perfected Fur Elise. I’m playing it at a recital on December 28th.
I really like the song Fur Elise. It was composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven after the girl he loved, Elise, turned down his marriage proposal. I don’t remember if the other two girls he proposed to were before or after Elise. But he was really depressed when he composed it. You can definitely hear all of the emotions he was feeling in the music as its played, that’s what I really love about it! I get pretty caught up in the music as I play. But I just love it SOO much!!! 😀
I’m also working on a really pretty arrangement of The First Noel. It’s totally fine on the top hand, but I’m still working out the bottom hand. I like it though! 😀
Church Stuff: Well, there is obviously church on Sundays (which I’m trying to go to :/) And then young woman’s on Wednesday’s. And our ward goes and does baptisms SO OFTEN!!! And Aubree always manages to drag me along. 🙂 I wouldn’t mind it so much, but all the teenage drama drives me insane! Haha! Oh well…
And I would also like to take a space and say something about my friends. My friends are SO FREAKING AWESOME!!! I seriously cannot even BEGIN to express how much I love all of my friends. And how amazing they are. I don’t know what I would be without them. When I’m having a tough time it seems like there is always someone there to help. And that’s been a lifesaver multiple times, literally.