Tonight is "Preview Night" at one of the high schools we are considering for Elijah. We're taking the big tour. We did the same thing with another high school last Wednesday night. It was crazy. They had everything from business and marketing classes to horse-care and computer-repair classes. You can raise your own goat or chicken at this school, yet it's totally state of the art -- straight out of the movies. Where was this place when I was a teenager? Right here, I guess -- not in San Ramon, CA.
Anyhow, there I was going through the typical process of accepting that I have a child this old and that he really is going to high school next year, when the principal gets up to speak. His ENTIRE presentation was about planning for college and how our kids need to carefully plot out their high school 'careers' in order to best pursue their futures. Whoa, Mister, one wrinkle at a time!
To combat this annoyance, I'm now keeping a list of weekly accomplishments. As I wrap up a task, I move it from the devilish to-do list to the angelic all-done list. It's fantastic. Try it out sometime.
One big project I'm excited to get going on is our Trunk Show Program -- a travelling circus of sewing-pattern samples for fabric shops to display. I'm busy drawing up fabric choices and construction notes for elephants, turtles, handbags, Happy Stackers, you name it. If you have a quilt shop and are interested in receiving info about this program once it's ready, email Nica and we'll put you on our list!
Now to plan out some class Valentines with Charlotte. The whole troop has just trumpeted through the front door, feeling particularly chatty today. If you can't shush 'em, join 'em!