Of course we have already started out the month with a couple of extra events. Friday was both my mother's birthday that we celebrated with her at lunch, and our church's Advent by Candlelight. This year Amber was hosting a teen / tween table, so we've been working on the details over the past couple of weeks. It culminated this week with final preparations and food acquisition, since there was no way either of us were attempting a homemade dessert with our busy week.
|Amber's LEGO Winter Village, with the 2016 Train.|
Still, Amber managed to finish her co-op homework on Sunday and Monday which included reading and questions for health class, reading for Bible class, plus outline and write the rough draft of her persuasive speech for speech class. Next week is our last class of the semester, which means presentation of her final speech too.
|Amber's table at Advent by Candlelight - before the lights went out :)|
I had intended to maybe go alone for the steroid shot in my back this week and let Fred stay home to watch over Amber, but instead we all went to the appointment. There was some concern I might need a driver, even though I was not technically required to have one because it was done with local anesthesia. Let's just say we made the correct choice. However, the doctor was running behind, and although my procedure took only 10 minutes, the prep time and wait for the doctor to catch up on his appointments meant we were there quite a while. Thankfully the waiting room was mostly empty except for patients occasionally coming in and going out, so Amber was able to work on her literature while she and Fred waited on me.
|And... by candlelight.|
Here's to hoping we find a few more days to work on lessons before officially ending the first semester of 9th grade!