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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cassie's Journal - September 27, 2016

Happy 11th Birthday, Jaimie!

Other than sending a gift and a breakfast phone call to wish her a happy day, we didn’t have any involvement in Jamie’s birthday; and I don’t have any other news to report from her today either – mostly because she was likely having too much fun with her friends to email me with the birthday report yet.  I will mention that birthdays with Jaimie and Kaitlyn feel different for me than for any of our other cousins now that they’re edging into the tween years; since it doesn’t seem very long ago that they were closer to Ethan and Ehlana’s current age – or Jayden’s.

Next thing you know, it’ll be Uncle Blaine’s turn to worry about his little girls hanging out with the local boys around here whenever they’re visiting for holidays and vacations! ;^)

I’ve had enough fun in my day, if not birthday party kind of excitement, but it’s been a long, tough day too; so let’s move this along so that I can get to nap mode sooner instead of even later than it already is now.

Tai Chi by the river was chilly again; I’ve already mentioned the only breakfast highlight; and we were kept busy in our classes all day.  Some of our studies every day now seem to be linked to the presidential elections, and while I would really prefer to ignore the entire circus; that apparently isn’t going to be an option.  today, for instance, we spent a bit of time on the math and systems used for post-debate analysis in Algebra and Computer classes; the debate last night came up in our Spanish class; and we spent some time in English class learning all about the bad habits that crop up in modern debates.  We did not, however, talk politics at all during Phys-Ed; which could be why that’s one of my favorite classes so far this year! ;^)

I didn’t get to have much of a lunch break when we had cheerleading practice too, but even though I wouldn’t do just two practices a week; it does work out well-enough for us to get four of our practices out of the way in one day – and have three school nights each week when we aren’t busy with practices or games.  We worked on two new half-time routines; and we’ll have one of them and a back-up routine ready for Friday evening.  We’ll make the pick depending on the weather; though the forecast looks okay so far for game day.  Our concert band practice after school was mostly Halloween-themed; and we’re confirmed to provide music for both a seniors’ party and the Haunted Halloween Walk.  I didn’t get much of a break between band practices because I was busy with marching band fundraising work, but we need to keep up with all of that; and this is a fruit and vegetable boxes delivery week too.  We also have a lot of money coming in for the raffle; and there is always extra coming in from the Maple Valley teens; since we don’t see them every day.

Our marching band practice went really well, and while I’ve mentioned that we’re not ready for college or pro football half-time shows; I’m a bit surprised at the simple little marching tricks we are adding into our half-time routine now.  We’re already doing more than I expected we would; so the second half of the season should be fun – as long as we don’t end up with a bunch of lousy-weather games.  I’m willing to admit that I’m a fair-weather band member; and will be very happy if we get through the season without any more messy-weather games – or parades; when we get around to the Christmas parades in December.  Speaking – or writing – of, we haven’t started in on the Christmas music yet; but will need to do that before too much longer to be ready for those parades.  I’ll keep you posted on that, but it isn’t just about the music; since we’ll also need to work up color guard routines and plan out any special marching routines we might want to use in the parades – especially since we’ll use those opportunities for more fundraising.

After band practice, Michael and I headed for the church with the rest of the praise team; we had a longer practice because we need to be ready for the fall festival weekend service; and that meant that we didn’t get home to my house until a bit after ten o’clock.  We did our homework while Mom, Dad, and the twins were still studying or working in the office; Mom led a Magi lesson for Michael and me; and then we took care of getting Ethan and Ehlana into bed before Michael went home at eleven-thirty.  I came up to my room after that; hopped into my Jacuzzi; and began multi-tasking my work while enjoying the time-phased tub time.  I stayed in a time phase for as much of the work and studying as I could, but still had more than an hour of ‘real’ time work to do to; and a half-hour or so of online language studying that included a multilingual chat with some teens from three other countries.

Don’t worry, Dad – I won’t be setting up any meetings with anyone I meet online! ;^)

I guess that pretty much covers the news of the day, and it is really late; so let’s call it a night.

Until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!