Autumn has been writing me notes lately. She always has but these are crazy because, for the most part, her latest notes are coherent and mostly spelled correctly. She's growing up! There's still some work to do. I should save this for our family blog but this cracked me up way too much. Plus it's been pretty quiet here so you get an Autumn post, ha! Every Monday, Autumn's class has a pre-spelling test to determine whether or not they can spell the words for the week. If the student can already spell all the words, they study enrichment words instead. Autumn usually has to do the regular spelling words. This week, they are doing "ea" words with a random -ign word thrown in for fun. This is from her test:
On the weekends, I've been doing some extra practice with my friends Chuck and Matt. We're having another combatives seminar in March. I'll write more about it later but if you want information on the seminar, you can visit the aikido events page. After the second Saturday session, I'm going to test for a black belt on the material. A panel of my peers and current and former teachers will decide if I passed or not so I'm kind of nervous. I think I'll do okay but in the next two weeks, I'm going to be practicing scenarios, aka The Hard Part.
When I came home Sunday, Autumn left the little note in the picture on my keyboard. It took me a bit to decipher it because I think she left out part of a word but my interpretation is "I hope you had a good time a(nd) your geting a black belt." ME, TOO, Little Miss. And I did have a good time! We've had a blast practicing and I'm glad. I occasionally wonder if my partners are getting a good workout with me being so small but these practices have reminded me that good partners are invaluable. We have a great time because we all have different strengths in our sizes and shapes and we respect each other.
Anyway, I still have some more Tales from the Dark posts to share and I'm in the end stages of a wedding shower I'm giving on Sunday so things shouldn't be quiet around here for too long!