Friday, September 12, 2014

A Day in the Life; or, why I'm not around much.

One word: SCHOOL! Lack of inspiration too... but mostly SCHOOL!
This is what a common day in my life looks like:

Sometime between 7:00 and 9:00 an alarm goes off, pulling Abbey out of sleep. Sometimes she turns off the alarm and gets up. More often, she turns off the alarm, turns over, and falls back asleep. When she does happen to get up, however, she jumps right into the school day.
With nary a pause to grab a bowl of cereal, she hurries over to the computer and pulls up Geometry. Thankfully, Abbey needs only do one lesson a day, unlike in Algebra 2 when she had to do two lessons a day!
Next in the schedule comes Dutch. The computer program isn't working so Abbey is trying to read the first Warriors book by Erin Hunter in Dutch. She hasn't gotten very far yet.
A variety of different activities follow. Since Abbey is in two Advanced Placement online courses this year, she has a lot of homework. She is loving her English Language and Composition class and is learning so much! World History, however, is another story. While history is interesting, the textbook isn't. Ten dull pages a day. She can barely get through them without being driven out of her skin. Anyone would think she had ants in her pants!
After finishing reading history, Abbey likes to give herself a nice break and watch an 20 minute TV episode of this or that program.
On top of reading textbooks, Abbey must complete writing assignments for each class. Her English course has more writing than history does currently, but there are essays looming on the horizon!
Late afternoons are spent practicing piano and voice. DUN DUN DUNNNN... Abbey enjoys making everyone's ears ring with Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor. Preparing for a senior recital is no easy feat.
Finally it is evening! Wiped out, Abbey crashes on the sofa and spends time on her computer. She has also been trying to write every night and has, so far this week, accomplished that goal! Before going to bed between the hours of 10:00 and 12:00, Abbey must always read. Currently captivating her cerebral cortex is E. Nesbit's Railway Children.

Now Abbey pleads with her audience: what should she blog about??

P.S. This is Dolls, Books, and Things That Matter's 500th post! Woot!

1 comment:

  1. Oh you poor girl! AP History??? I've tutored a few kids in that and the text book is way too big and, you said it, dull. Far better to read good smaller history books or historical novels dealing with each era or place. And Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# minor! Good for you to chill with E. Nesbit. She is great.