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    Re: Attending SG - share a ride?

    Originally posted by bunaboo View Post
    Hi, Katy! What part of KC? I grew up in Lawrence, but have lived in KC since getting married in 2006. My parents were born and raised in KCK. I live on the western side of KCK, near the Legends shopping area by the KS Speedway (a couple miles from there). Lots of cops and firemen live out in our area, makes us feel pretty safe. :-)
    It will be nice to talk to someone from my neck of the woods. See you at SG!
    I have a BIL who is a police officer in KCK. We picked up dinner at Arthur Bryant's in the Legends on the way back to Manhattan last weekend!
    Gina
    Honored & Blessed to be teaching my children at home
    (since 2001)

    DS-sophomore in college
    DD-soon-to-be college freshman!
    DD-9
    DS-8

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      Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

      Oh, my goodness, if we leave here on Saturday with my brain still intact, it will be a miracle! Today, in the midst of trying to pack, I had to take a guinea pig to the vet, get 2 types of dog food from 2 different vets, pick up insulin for 1 dog, and buy bedding, hay and food for the guinea pig at Petco. Then the cabinet people were here to take off a couple of counter tops. Then the house sitter came by to learn how to care for our menagerie. I tried to say everything in a nonchalant way: "Here are the 4 types of dog food, here is the insulin, he needs 12 units twice a day, here are the needles, this is how you clip the needles afterwards, here are the diapers for the 17 year old dog, and by the way, she's blind. This one won't eat her food without soup on top. The guinea pig cage is upstairs. She gets a salad every night with hay and some food. She also likes fruit. The frog is all the way upstairs in the school room. She gets fed every night." I was shocked she didn't run away screaming.

      Yesterday, I spent 4.5 hours at the DMV. I felt like I lost a whole day. I need to finish packing and then clean the house! Hopefully, 48 hours from now, we'll be closing in on Louisville!

      Gigi
      Gina
      Honored & Blessed to be teaching my children at home
      (since 2001)

      DS-sophomore in college
      DD-soon-to-be college freshman!
      DD-9
      DS-8

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        Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

        Originally posted by Gigi View Post
        I tried to say everything in a nonchalant way: "Here are the 4 types of dog food, here is the insulin, he needs 12 units twice a day, here are the needles, this is how you clip the needles afterwards, here are the diapers for the 17 year old dog, and by the way, she's blind. This one won't eat her food without soup on top. The guinea pig cage is upstairs. She gets a salad every night with hay and some food. She also likes fruit. The frog is all the way upstairs in the school room. She gets fed every night."

        Gigi
        A true kindred spirit you are ~ I literally laughed out loud while reading this... tears in my eyes laughter.

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          Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

          Hey ladies, my flight comes in tomorrow at 245. Anybody available to pick me up at the airport? I'm staying at the Country Inn.

          Thanks
          DS12- Simply Classical mash-up of SC Spelling 1, intensive reading remediation, and MPOA 4th grade math.
          DD10- Classic Core 4th Grade w/ 5th grade literature
          DD8- Classic Core 2nd Grade

          We've completed:
          Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade
          Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5/6

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            Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

            Originally posted by Colomama View Post
            Hey ladies, my flight comes in tomorrow at 245. Anybody available to pick me up at the airport? I'm staying at the Country Inn.

            Thanks
            I get into the airport at 5:15 and I'm going straight to Mimi's after I get my rental car. You may find a better option than having to wait around that long, but I'm up to give anyone a ride that needs it.
            Jodi
            ~~~~~~~
            2019-20 School Year:
            Ethan (7A)
            Matthew (5A)
            Silas (1st)
            Eleanor (4yo dabbling in PK as time allows)
            Andrew (brand new as of Oct 2019)

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              Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

              My flight comes in Friday. Mimi's is Sunday. Or do you come in Friday too? Thanks!
              DS12- Simply Classical mash-up of SC Spelling 1, intensive reading remediation, and MPOA 4th grade math.
              DD10- Classic Core 4th Grade w/ 5th grade literature
              DD8- Classic Core 2nd Grade

              We've completed:
              Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade
              Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5/6

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                Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                Hi everyone! Is anyone else making a super long drive alone who can commiserate with me? I'm almost talking myself out of coming. But I've just assumed all these months I'd be at Sodalitas. I'm now wondering, "What was I thinking? 578 miles alone?" Help! Is there an audio book, fiction or nonfiction, you'd recommend as a 'not to miss'?

                Susan P in VA

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                  Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                  Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                  My flight comes in Friday. Mimi's is Sunday. Or do you come in Friday too? Thanks!
                  Oops, I have reading comprehension problems! Yeah, you probably don't want to sit around the airport for 2 days!!
                  Jodi
                  ~~~~~~~
                  2019-20 School Year:
                  Ethan (7A)
                  Matthew (5A)
                  Silas (1st)
                  Eleanor (4yo dabbling in PK as time allows)
                  Andrew (brand new as of Oct 2019)

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                    Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                    Originally posted by SPearson View Post
                    Hi everyone! Is anyone else making a super long drive alone who can commiserate with me? I'm almost talking myself out of coming. But I've just assumed all these months I'd be at Sodalitas. I'm now wondering, "What was I thinking? 578 miles alone?" Help! Is there an audio book, fiction or nonfiction, you'd recommend as a 'not to miss'?

                    Susan P in VA
                    Oh, Susan, yes! I drove from Texas, solo, the first time I came. The drive up was long. 2 full days in the car. But the drive home was *wonderful* because I had so much time to think and process all that I'd heard.

                    I also make trips to Minnesota and Atlanta (both 2-day drives) for B's medical appointments, so we log a lot of miles and audiobooks hours.
                    My favorite grown-up listens (while solo or while kids = sleeping or watching DVDs) so far have been Tim Robbins' reading of "The Great Gatsby" (but I lived in NYC for several years, which may explain my love affair with that book), "The Hiding Place", by Corrie ten Boom and "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee (this is the follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird" - very good, but uncomfortable at times in a very thought-provoking way).
                    I tried to listen to "Orthodoxy" by Chesterton, but found that this is better digested over the sewing machine. Same with Lewis' "Mere Christianity". I can't both drive and enter deep concentration. (Is that like walking and chewing gum?)

                    I also enjoy some of the kids' audiobooks! David Hyde Pierce does a great job with "The Phantom Tollbooth" and I really liked "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon". Like I said, Ican't go too deep while driving (especially in heavy traffic!) and just want to hear a beautiful tale...and sometimes the kids' books lead to deeper thoughts than grown-up selections because I'm not bogged down in language and complicated ideas while changing lanes and avoiding distracted drivers. LOL!

                    I also stop at every Cracker Barrel possible to eat - I know I can get veggies, good coffee and pleasant restrooms. Safe travels! I'll add you to my prayers!
                    Mary

                    DD15 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek I & Latin IV + VideoText math
                    DS12 - 7th core + Novare Earth Science + CLRC HS Latin I + VideoText math
                    DD8 - SC level 2

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                      Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                      Originally posted by OrthodoxHandmaiden View Post
                      Oh, Susan, yes! I drove from Texas, solo, the first time I came. The drive up was long. 2 full days in the car. But the drive home was *wonderful* because I had so much time to think and process all that I'd heard.

                      I also make trips to Minnesota and Atlanta (both 2-day drives) for B's medical appointments, so we log a lot of miles and audiobooks hours.
                      My favorite grown-up listens (while solo or while kids = sleeping or watching DVDs) so far have been Tim Robbins' reading of "The Great Gatsby" (but I lived in NYC for several years, which may explain my love affair with that book), "The Hiding Place", by Corrie ten Boom and "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee (this is the follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird" - very good, but uncomfortable at times in a very thought-provoking way).
                      I tried to listen to "Orthodoxy" by Chesterton, but found that this is better digested over the sewing machine. Same with Lewis' "Mere Christianity". I can't both drive and enter deep concentration. (Is that like walking and chewing gum?)

                      I also enjoy some of the kids' audiobooks! David Hyde Pierce does a great job with "The Phantom Tollbooth" and I really liked "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon". Like I said, Ican't go too deep while driving (especially in heavy traffic!) and just want to hear a beautiful tale...and sometimes the kids' books lead to deeper thoughts than grown-up selections because I'm not bogged down in language and complicated ideas while changing lanes and avoiding distracted drivers. LOL!

                      I also stop at every Cracker Barrel possible to eat - I know I can get veggies, good coffee and pleasant restrooms. Safe travels! I'll add you to my prayers!
                      I just listened to To Kill a Mockingbird last week on a medical road trip. Excellent!! Then I thought I'd listen to Go Set a Watchmen (read by Reese Witherspoon) while working in the yard and garden the last few days. While I thought the narration was well done, I just had a hard time with the latter. I was expecting it to be equally as awesome as the first. I finished it, but at times felt I was making myself continue on. Maybe as you said, it's a hard digest and is a bit disturbing at times. I also started Abolition of Man. I got 15 minutes in and decided it's a book I'd like to have to mark up. My distracted, old brain couldn't follow and digest as quick as the narrator spoke.

                      Susan, can I also suggest the talks from the 2014 teacher training conference? They are posted on the site and are free. I listened to all those on the the way home from the medical trip, along with several of the free Circe audio talks. These talks have me all excited and ready for next week! Oh, and Out of the Ashes by Esolen...free on hoopla.
                      Katie

                      DS 18, DD 15, DD 12, twin DDs 9

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                        Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                        Beth, "Beth" (not very creative, I know)

                        I live in southeastern Indiana.

                        We have 5 sons: Xavier U, (rising) 11th, 9th, 7th, & 5th

                        We used the full MP curriculum this past school year for the first time and loved it! Doing it again this coming year..

                        This will be my second year at the MP conference.

                        I forget what else I am supposed to add. :-)

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                          Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                          Susan,
                          Don't talk yourself out of coming - SG will be worth it! My favorite recorded book is "Cry, the Beloved Country", narrated by Maggie Soboil. Definitely worth your listening time, if you can find it. (I found it at my library.)
                          Cindy
                          Cindy Davis
                          Science and Math teacher at Highlands Latin School - Indianapolis
                          ds-26 college graduate: independent young adult
                          ds-24 college graduate: 3rd year med school
                          dd-22 college graduate: working as a registered nurse

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                            Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                            My flight is delayed out of denver, now arriving at 315 in KY...anyone available for a ride then? Bueller?...Bueller?
                            DS12- Simply Classical mash-up of SC Spelling 1, intensive reading remediation, and MPOA 4th grade math.
                            DD10- Classic Core 4th Grade w/ 5th grade literature
                            DD8- Classic Core 2nd Grade

                            We've completed:
                            Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade
                            Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5/6

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                              Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                              Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                              My flight is delayed out of denver, now arriving at 315 in KY...anyone available for a ride then? Bueller?...Bueller?
                              Most people are either en route by car/gearing up to leave tomorrow or flying in on Saturday or Sunday. I don't *recall* anyone saying they were flying in this afternoon; however, hopefully if they do, they'll chime in. You may well have to either hire a cab or arrange for an Uber/Lyft pickup. It's not too terribly far and my hope is that since you'd be there just before rush hour, the traffic won't be too bad. *crosses fingers*
                              Mary

                              DD15 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek I & Latin IV + VideoText math
                              DS12 - 7th core + Novare Earth Science + CLRC HS Latin I + VideoText math
                              DD8 - SC level 2

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                                Re: Attending Sodalitas 2017-A running list of who's coming

                                Originally posted by SPearson View Post
                                Hi everyone! Is anyone else making a super long drive alone who can commiserate with me? I'm almost talking myself out of coming. But I've just assumed all these months I'd be at Sodalitas. I'm now wondering, "What was I thinking? 578 miles alone?" Help! Is there an audio book, fiction or nonfiction, you'd recommend as a 'not to miss'?

                                Susan P in VA
                                I understand the dread. I've got at least an 8 hour drive myself. I just finished The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and it was amazing. I just got Out of the Ashes, Surprised by Joy, and Little Men from Hoopla and Teaching from Rest from Audible because I can't listen to any one thing for too long in a row before my attention gives out. I'll also be downloading some songs to my Spotify app so I don't have to count on streaming audio through the West Virginia mountains.

                                As a reminder to myself -- I need to remember cash for the West Virginia turnpike. I'm not sure if you take it from Virginia -- but the toll is $2 cash each way. There is a $5 fee for paying by card, which is waived the first time, but this won't be my first time so . . . hopefully I will remember. I never have cash.
                                Susan

                                2021-2022
                                A (13) - Simply Classical 7/8
                                C (12) - Simply Classical 7/8
                                G (8) - Simply Classical 1

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