I get what you're saying, Geo. When you find that perfect fit, it sooo sucks to have to start back at square one looking for its substitute. But I do hope you can find something excellent for her this summer. And of course, along that same lines, I hope all the testing and new insights translate into finding her educational sweet spot, too. Also, on another note, I accidentally bought sunflower oil (meaning to buy canola) at the grocery, and the label says something about omega-6. Not that you'd be slathering anything in oil, but apparently, there's another source.
Gaye, the photos look fun and the report sounds like pure relaxation. I cannot wait for some girlfriend time when my friend comes next month--and then over summer, too!
So, two days with no running. In fact, no outdoors. The haze is lifting today, the temps are dropping, but it's still iffy, and I am wheezy and my eyes are pasty. Gross. Depending on how things look later in the AM, I might try the beach, but no plans to be out there inland. Still too dusty.
More discussion with dh on school and future. Now it's to the point where he understands my points, he shares my same POV on the negatives...he just has no faith in a new-fangled system, and whether he admits it or not, he doubts my ability. Meantime, I've begun working with dd on French, and will increase exercises with both kids in Arabic. Just vocab. I don't care if they can't speak yet (they can recite Quran, they can read better than I can, but still no grammar; I am the opposite), I want them to increase vocab enough to understand, say, a newscast, a menu, a sitcom. And dh has at least seen my ability to keep ds on task, completing his projects on schedule and following logical processes. Sigh. I wonder whether we're heading toward resolution, and it's just going to be a kicking-and-screaming process for dh to accept a new concept in education.
In other news, dh's boss had a heart attack last week. That was followed by a (previously scheduled) visit from US execs. And dh likely leaves today or tomorrow for a biz trip. He's begun selling stuff anticipating a move to a flat. All this, and he can't seriously approach the school discussion with me. I wish I understood his fear so I could extinguish it.