I almost don’t know what to do with myself now that my college classes are over. Well, that isn’t entirely true. My house is almost clean, which is one example of what I’ve been able to do to fill my time. Another time-filler involves reading. Ah! I’m finally getting back to the book I had to put on hold when the semester started, Third Wish by Robert Fulghum. This type of book is not the genre I normally turn to, but I’m finding it enjoyable nonetheless. It is a soothing lullaby story of how people’s lives come together, become entangled, unravel, and eventually embrace each other once again. I’m about half way through the first volume. Not too bad for just picking it up again yesterday and having read twice as much as I did when I originally put it down. My husband tells me that I’m fast reader. Not true! I’m actually a slow reader. I take my time to digest and enjoy a book. I think it only appears that I’m reading fast when I find one I enjoy and can’t it down for hours at a time.
The other time filler are my children. Oh and how wonderful a time filler they are! Last month they asked me if they could create a group. A learning group centered on history. Currently the kids are a part of the Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip Series. Last month the series was so outstanding the kids suggested that we make this a group effort. I thought it was a great idea and sent out a suggestion to others. The response was not as large as I would have hoped, but the friendships built today were awesome. The teens spent more time getting to know each other than they did talking about the Declaration of Independence, which is the topic of the next electronic field trip. However, that’s okay, there’s time to study later online. Because thanks to my LMIS training, I was able to quickly create a couple of wiki pages with links and activity suggestions for the teens in less than an hour. Plus, send out invites to boot.
I’m looking forward to my time off from school, but I’m also looking forward to seeing all creativity exhibited by these great teens over the next week, and of course finishing Third Wish and then tackling the stack of other books waiting for me to read.