I don’t normally post on Saturday’s as I am usually busy doing family things, but I thought I would go ahead and write a little today since I am the only one up right now.
The house is quiet as Dh has left for work and the girls are still sleeping. Trixie Bell is asleep in the chair with me. I want to get up and get a Krispy Kreme doughnut and a nice glass of milk, but I am too lazy. So I though I would just sit here and write.
This past week has went fairly well. The girls did well in school and are only a little behind in math, which they will catch up on today. The house stayed somewhat clean and I managed to get a little laundry done and even hung out for a little while. So our lives are back in full swing now that Christmas break is over.
On another note, Dd#2 was supposed to start back with orchestra lessons yesterday and she didn’t want to go and I didn’t want to take her. Long story on that one. She loves music very much, but there have been a few songs that she feels have just been over her head. Right now they were just given a 15 page piece loaded with 16th notes. She feels very overwhelmed by the piece. I think she can do it, but her confidence level is very low right now. She has lessons for a total of about 3 hours a week and they consist of working on this song only. I am afraid that if we don’t make some changes quick that she will just want to give music up all together. Last night she drug out the violin for the first time in a while and played Cannon in D and it was beautiful. What I love the most is that you can just sit and watch her play and the movement of her hands is amazing. I love to hear her play. She has such talent when it comes to music, but she is constantly tearing herself down about it saying that she can’t do it. She is very humble about her music. She is not one to boast to people that she can play, and it is very hard to even get her to play something for us sometimes. Her music teacher is working on a college path with her for music, but I think that dd wants to go down her own path. She wants to play music that she feel in her heart. I have always encouraged our children to follow their hearts and do what they want to do, but I just don’t know about all of this right now. I feel like I pushed her into the orchestra and now she wants out. There is a children’s bluegrass group conducted by the same teacher she currently has called the Pint Sized Pickers and she wants to join that group and play more fiddle style music. I want her to do both, but I don’t want her to feel overloaded. I will say that I am starting to notice more of a change in her as to how she handles her workload when it comes to school. Other than math she finishes everything by herself and does a good job too. She has learned to cope with her learning disability and I have learned how to see the signs of overload. We still have days when she struggles with everything she does, but that is when God steps in and tells us to put the books away and go learn from life.