Hmmmm. I'm thinking nobody is interested in Molière. Which is sad, because I'm pretty excited about this play, and our concomitant study..
Or maybe, and this is worse, maybe I've been such a sporadic blogger recently that nobody is reading anymore. Sigh. I will try harder. Sorry.
I thought today I would acknowledge a few of those who have remained loyal friends by listing my most recent ten commenters. I think you all know each other, but you never know. Maybe some of you might discover some new blogs that you haven't read before. And that would be super good. They're all wonderful gals. Truly.
So let's make a start:
1. Number 1 is my dear friend Richele. Being somewhat too busy to post recently, Richele's blog remains an archive full of inspiration and great ideas to incorporate into a CM education. Head over and encourage her to write an update, will you? I miss her.
2. Joyfulmum is number two. I'm privileged to have met Rosemary IRL. My family consider her family our good friends and we look forward to seeing them each year. Her blog documents her daughter Rebekah's education using AO. I love reading about how another mum educates her only daughter, and she is always full of wisdom, deep thinking and good advice.
(3.) Number three was John, who dropped in to tell me that the Lone Pine in Melbourne was being removed. Sad about that. John probably doesn't consider himself a regular commenter on my blog, so I haven't counter him here.
3. Sarah is the real number three. This gorgeous lady is the first blogger I ever met IRL, and our families have subsequently spent much time together. Jemimah and Sarah's son Josh are special friends, and I love the way these two bring out the best in each other. Lizards are a major shared interest! Sarah is homeschooling her two kids using AO. Her love for our Heavenly Father shines out of this lady and out of the pages of her blog.
4. Believe it or not, Joluise, is not a homeschooler! She should have been though. :) Number four is incredibly well read and knowledgeable. A woman of great faith, I always learn something from this erudite lady's blog. I especially enjoy her posts about Christian ethics.
5. The fifth, Louise, is also a real life friend and AOer. She has homeschooled three of her four children, and her youngest is a year younger than Jemimah. I love the fact that these two girls have so much in common. Sadly Louise is not a blogger. I wish she were.
6. Sixth is another real life friend, Deborah. Are we seeing a theme emerging here? Deborah has a home full of children, including her adult daughter and two grandchildren, yet she still finds time to school her children and to create wonderful paper crafts. Her cards are just beautiful! Deborah's blog inspires me to be more intentional about art and craft, as well as encouraging me in other stuff as well.
7. I haven't met number 7, Ellen, but I think that she is, in fact, my long-lost twin. It is uncanny the number of things this gal and I have in common. Ellen is homeschooling her two girls using AO, and runs a term ahead of us. I love reading what she thinks of various books before Jemimah and I get to them. As an utter Anglophile, Ellen will no doubt be very jealous when she learns that I shall be in London in little over a week.
8. Number 8 is Ruby. What can I say? I love this gal. A veteran homeschooler with two sons still at home, Ruby and I value our split-pea faith as members of very similar Reformed denominations. Deep thinking and loyal, Ruby is just a wonderful friend. I must say, you need to watch her wicked sense of humour, though. This sweet, gentle lady can be cruel!
9. I've only known number 9 a few months, so Amber's blog is new to me. She is a terrific photographer, and her children's homeschooling experiences reflect her creativity. I have really enjoyed getting to know Amber. I am sure you will too.
10. And finally we reach number 10. Chareen is a fellow Victorian homeschooler. I would love to meet up with this lady on one of our visits to Melbourne. Then I could call her an IRL friend as well!! More eclectic in her homeschooling than me, Chareen nevertheless incorporates many of Charlotte Mason's methods as she educates her children.
I hope I still have other readers apart from these ten, but I do want to say thank you to every one of you who continues to read the ramblings of my deranged mind. You mean more to me than you can ever know. You Girls Rock!
Thanks for being my friends. Whether you feature in my most recent ten or not, I love you to death. xxx