30 September 2019

Splash - September 2019

The September splash was taken at the Salisbury Zoo.  I don't know what it is about zoos - our BallTeam loves strolling around and visiting the animals.  They talk to them, call them, imitate them and generally just enjoy each other's company while seeing the wild things.  Salisbury has a great size zoo - it has some cool animals like, flamingos, crocodiles, bears, monkeys, bison and lots o'llamas!

23 September 2019

High School for Josephine

Josephine began the ninth grade this year - high school!  Here she is tolerating my taking her picture at enrollment - can't you just see in her beautiful smile that she is also saying, hurry, mom, get this over with...

Then, two very short weeks later, this is Josephine in high school - online.  She tried, she really did try.  She went to two weeks of classes and was miserable.  She said people were not mean, but, they were indifferent.  She tried to introduce herself, pay compliments to people, participate in class and generally put herself out there so she could meet people.  Nope.

She found an accredited program online which allows her to work at her own pace, take as many math classes as her logic-loving brain can tolerate and just tear through content.  She is currently taking US History, Freshman English, AP Biology, Music History and Appreciation, AP Algebra II and AP Geometry.  She keeps all As.  She does her assignments and she is dedicated to graduating high school before Rachel and Samantha graduate from college.

You watch.  She will do what she sets out to do.  I feel usually like all I can do is help or get out of her way.  May she always use her powers of dedication for good.