This September, I've been keeping up with Shimelle's class "Learn Something New Everyday." Everyday I read her prompt and think about it. Some time during the day, I will usually come upon my lesson for the day, and then every few days I sit down and create a few more pages in my album. You can see my other LSNE posts by clicking on this link. I'll be sharing my most recent pages today and tomorrow. Today starts with Lesson #9 "Right now I really miss being able to talk to my mom and dad." I'm not sure when or why this hit me, but as I struggle with my current challenges, I wish they were still around for me to lean on. Lesson #10 is a bit more hopeful: "Each day - a new beginning." Definitely something I've learned dealing with all Paul's health-related issues.
Lesson #11 is "Sometimes you do get a second chance," and you can read the story behind it at this post. Lesson #12 is "No one understands my kids like I do, and no one could love them more." Just a reflection on helping the kids through the challenges of the first few weeks of the new school year.
The next two lessons reflect events of the day. Lesson #13 ("There's great beach glass at Cowell Ranch beach.") occurred on the day I went beach combing with friends. Lesson #14 ("You never know what the new school year will bring. Best to be flexible.") marks the realization that Clara would not be able to take P.E. this semester and will end up with a study hall instead.
I really do enjoy making the mini-collages for these pages. It's a fun, creative task that I can do in front of the T.V., and the process I have for keeping up with the class has worked for me. If you're doing the class, what's your process like? Do you create a page every day? Or do them in bunches?
More to come tomorrow!