It’s been almost a month since I last blogged. Too much info is floating around in my head and it’s just overwhelming.
Since my last post we’ve:
1. started hosting Torah studies in our home on Saturday mornings.
2. hosted a Redwall Feast
3. celebrated our youngest child’s 5th birthday
4. started teaching piano lessons to an adult
Starting with number 1, it’s interesting how the word “Torah” can create such various reactions. We are studying Torah with one person right now but we hope others will join us as we progress. This person’s mother (he’s in his late 40’s or early 50’s) had an absolute cow when he told her we were studying “Torah”. I couldn’t believe it! Just hearing the word “Torah” caused fear? Then I learned what the word “Torah” means, literally, teaching or instruction. It doesn’t mean “law”. (Power New Testament 3rd Ed. William J. Morford). Just hearing a Jewish word caused our friend’s mother to think he was doing something awful and alien! I couldn’t believe how she was so ready to jump on his case just because he was…wait for it…studying? I’m sorry. The man is old enough to make his own decisions. And reacting out of fear rarely accomplishes anything good.
Number 2-Our Redwall Feast took place on October 23. The kids dressed up and planned to read, recite or sing something. I cooked all day long. And we had a beautiful and fun time. Our friend mentioned above came, as well as my mom. We all enjoyed a wonderful visit and some really good food, even if I do say so myself! Rotfl! See the photos above. Noah was Zann Juskarath Taggerung from “The Taggerung”, Ro was a molebabe, and Shi was Triss from the book by that name. Noah read the poem that tells about his character. Ro sang a song with me. And Shi read a riddle she learned out of a book. John read a song about brewing October Ale. Rotfl!
Number 3-For Ro’s birthday, my mom and Noah were out of town helping my grandmother. But we still had some fun. The day before they left, we let Ro open her gifts. Then on her birthday I made a chocolate chip cake (dyed green) and we frosted it with cream cheese frosting (dyed purple). I let the girls put some of those pre-made candies on top. They had a blast and the cake was really cute. Tasted good, too.
Number 4-I’m really thinking I should focus more on teaching adult piano lessons. By the time you are an adult, you are taking things more seriously and you know how much work you have to put into something, even if it is just for fun. My new student is a real joy. She practices and enjoys it! Love that!
Well, better run. Still have other things to do and must also teach school today! Rock on!
Laugh a Lot!