Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Co-op...and an awesome song

For those of you who don't know, I am homeschooled, but twice a week, I go to the gym of Fairview Baptist Church for a thing called co-op. It' s a group of homeschool familes who get together and learn. My mom is excellent at english, so she is teaching an American Lit class, but she isn't so great at math or science, so other moms are teaching those subjects. I go on Mondays and Thursdays, and I take Algebra 1, Biology, American Lit, PE, and Chorus. I love my co-op. We are like a big family...even though there are some people I would rather not be related to. *ahem, Daniel Parris* Just kidding! Like I said, we're a family, and we annoy each other with our fair share.

Yesterday was co-op day. (Since it was Monday.) Yesterday, Blake came to lunch. I was amazed at the number of kids who asked me (and asked him) if he was a student. It just further proves that he doesn't look his age. After lunch, I have P.E. In general, P.E. isn't terrible, but it was yesterday. We played volleyball. I absolutely cannot stand volleyball. Soccer is fine, and I love ultimate frisbee, and basketball...? The best. But volleyball is terrible. I always plan to hit the ball when it comes to me. (Really, I do.) But then it actually gets there and I involuntarily step back. Every time. It is impossible to count the number of times my friend Josh (also known as Josh the Beast) saved me in volleyball yesterday. No one else would get it, because I looked like I was going to hit it. Josh and I knew better. It got to be where every single time the ball came for me, no matter where the Beast was on the court, he would run up and save me. So, thanks, Josh. Thanks.

I know this has nothing to do with co-op, but I just bought an awesome song a few days ago, and I wanted to share part of it. I may end up doing this a lot. I have a song for everything.

"You head on down to the bottom of the river just to wash away all the pain of today and yesterday. But lift your head and look across the water and then you'll see all of us together singing, 'Darlin, grab a hand. We won't let you go. Darlin, grab a hand. We promise not to let you stand alone.' So stand close to me. Don't sail away, baby. Let them see your heart, let them see how beautiful you are. You're like nobody else." -You Cry a Tear to Start a River by Between the Trees


  1. There's been a song stuck in my head all day. I can't get it out. I keep singing or humming it over and over. Have you heard "Free to Be Me" by Francesca Battistelli? I really like the song but this is starting to get on my nerves.

    By the way, I happen to know a pretty good volleyball coach who could teach you a little something. (One who's team just won a big game today to put ourselves in position for a state playoff spot, which is hard to come by here.)

  2. Francesca is AMAZING! You should hear all of the album, My Paper Heart. Congratulations on the win! I doubt you could do much. You could teach me HOW, but that wouldn't make me stay in place when the ball comes flying at me.