Friday, December 07, 2007

Holly; me on the radio; odd week in review

I love Holly. She's fun to be around. The photo to the right is Holly, by Holly. My baby is sixteen. Wow. I remember being worried when she only weighed five pounds.

On December 11, Tuesday night, I'll be on the Alan Colmes radio show from 9:00 to 10:00 my time (11:00 in New York where the show originates), talking about unschooling. There will be someone to represent "the other side," but I don't know the nature of it yet, whether it will be a structured homeschooler or a pro-school person. You can listen to it online here: Click the box/icon instead of the text. That worked better for me. (Alan mentioned the unschooling debate on the show tonight.)

I've been sleeping extra much and having weird dreams. It's not really bothering me. It's interesting. I don't feel sick, but I'm sleeping as though I were sick. It's been a peaceful week. I was thinking for a minute I hadn't done anything for a long time, but then I remembered that in the past few daysI've been to a movie with Holly, talked to several friends by phone, cleaned the hot tub, worked in the yard, made cookies and several meals, had nearly a dozen people over to play a board game and talk about Shakespeare... Still, it seems "not busy," which is perfect! Christmas gifts are coming in by mail, and I shopped, and I've wrapped. Holly and I are making up a box for Kirby, who's working on Christmas, in Austin. He'll be here to visit in January. Cool!

Maybe I'm sleeping because I need to sew and I'm procrastinating. I put that in writing partly so I can stop pretending I haven't had the thought.


kelli said...

Good luck Tuesday night and we'll be listening :)

Heather said...

Very exciting, hoping things go well.

Wanted to drop a line and tell you what an encouragement you are to those of us with younger children. As a former teacher I am only just realizing that I have been moving towards unschooling for some time, even though I didn't know what to call it. :)Thank you for being an encouragement.

Erica said...

We'll be listening too.

I also appreciate all you do for the unschooling "world"!

Holly's picture is cool. My kids got a kick out of that.

kelli said...

Ok, we listened and I wish they would have let you finish answering a question. Nothing like being interrupted all the time, huh?

I think you did a great job.

I loved that the callers were in agreement with you, we thought that was great. :)

Vicki said...

I'm so bummed we missed the first hour. We're in TX now, but I was still on mountain time, thinking eastern time (or something). We caught maybe the last ten minutes, I'm hoping they make it available online tomorrow, which I notice they do for the first hour of every show, so that would be great. What I did hear, You were great. You never seemed rattled, even when I wanted to reach thru the screen and pinch Alan. Thanks for all you do, Sandra! Joey & Vicki

Vicki said...

Well, they posted the first hour, and it said nothing about unschooling.....FYI

Sandra Dodd said...

Vicki, I'm sorry you listened to the whole first hour. It was a particularly irritating bunch of stuff. But you're noble to have endured that.

It might take me another day to recuperate from the whole ordeal, but I'm glad still that it happened.