School, Another Ball, and Debate
That is what makes up my life right now. Oh, and babysitting, church, and horses... I live a very normal homeschool life. Kind of. Okay, so school is going pretty well, I aced my Latin scripture quiz, and am slowly catching up on math. I have started to get 8 hours or more of sleep, thanks to getting to bed before 10:00 pm now. I read school books or do math at night until I need to sleep. Right now I am reading Paradise Lost by John Milton, and I get to read The Pilgrim's Progress and write a paper on it this week. I had my first debate today, and I think we won. I do not really know. The debate was about GMOs. Here is what we were working off of: Resolved: The U.S. government should ban the use of genetically modified food. Our team was assigned the negative position, and we found that out this morning, and we debated this afternoon. Being on negative was a bit hard for me for two reasons. One, I am very much against GMOs and did not like defending them, as I am actually sensitive to GMO corn. Second of all, my partner and I were not well prepared for negative. We had to be prepared for both sides, which was interesting. I was shaky and feeling like I was going to faint, and my feet did not really like the three inch heels I was wearing going into the debate. Afterwards, I told everyone I thought I did horribly, but they assured me that I did very well. They said I was the best. I said that that is debatable. Pun intended. So, that was fun. After that, we finished up the school day by looking at rancid pond water mixed with many gross things. Last week we had found Dave, our pet and mascot paramecium, but sadly did not save the awesome footage of him. He will always be in our hearts. This week, we found dead bacteria, I do not really know what types. We were hoping to find another Dave, but we could not, much to our chagrin. After school, we went to Sweet Frog and got fro yo, all except Josh, because he can drive and was on his way home. I got home and Anthea set up her new hammock and my friend Sarah and I played on the swing. I decided to try some Halloween makeup for my costume, which is going to be a deer. I am also going to the first annual Autumn Ball! Yes, the same organization that hosts the ball I went to this spring is having a ball in the fall now, as well as the one in the spring. That is very exciting, and I am using a dress I have had around for a year or two. It is blue and green shimmers. I am hoping to have a getting ready for the ball with some other girls my age. My chickens are doing okay, but Nutmeg and Chia got eaten by a hawk a week or two ago. I have been going over lots of jumps on Lacy in horseback, which is awesome. I got to babysit our friend's new baby, and she was so sweet. They have a farm with goats and cows, as well as chickens. I would love to write more, but I am exhausted and want to go rest for a bit. Love you guys!