Wednesday, 29 November 2006

Night school's the right school

Academic maneouvres in the dark
Ontario's Manitoulin Island is not only an awesome place to visit, it proves a great spot to test-drive our hastily prepared homeschool curriculum and to get crackin’ on my hopefully-soon-to-be-published book. The fact that we’re outside at night only adds to the novelty . . . and although it's not clear how this laptop-by-firelight thing is going to work, I'm hoping it'll give me a creative kickstart. (Just after this photo was taken, I kicked my husband’s ass in Scrabble, which is an utterly satisfying albeit rare feat and surely a step in the right direction. )

FYI, a summer evening in Ontario with no bugs being about as rare as a bear that doesn’t actually shit in the woods, we can hardly believe our luck. Manitoulin rocks. Maybe we’ll stay forever.

Oh yeah, um, no can do. Still have 5,000km to go to get to Vancouver. Must keep this gig rolling…. Next stop Lake Superior.


david mcmahon said...

Have saved your blog to my favourites, Nancy.
Remind me not to play Scrabble with you.

Trins said...

You ROCK Nancy. I want to come to your night school.

Nancy Harper said...

Katrina, Fine praise from such an awesome, cool, cruisy mom as yourself ... I'm flattered! Come to our school any time!

Niki Walton said...

Hey Nancy,
How is everything?? You guys seem to be having a great time. How is the family? Say hi to everyone for me. I wish i could join your night school instead of this college thing....actually i am really enjoying my program. I love the children i am working with now. They are such a joy to be around. Tell the girls i miss them. Keep up the good work. I love reading about your adventures. Miss ya! Take care.

Nancy Harper said...

Hey Nik! Maybe you should be my girls' teacher - I know you're going to be great and I can't wait to sit in on one of your own kindergarten classes one day...just a few years from now.
Much love,

Sue Shettler said...

Harps, I see a real lack of shopping on this world trip, can you really be getting the full cultural experience you seek without a retail session?? I think not.

Love your concerned pal, Sue Shettler :)