Byzantine Beginnings has had to go on the back burner for a little while and I probably won't have a lot of time to devote to it until the summer. My St. Stephen's Course questions arrived almost two weeks ago and I have until March 1st to write 7 papers for a total of 32+ pages.
In addition to all this we are buying a house (God willing)! We will hopefully close on February 28th and then I will have tons of work to do because it is a 3000 sq. ft. fixer upper. Let's just say that there is a paint sprayer and an extension ladder in my future since I hope to do all the painting that I can manage. Plus there is all the packing and unpacking. My parents will be coming to help which I am really grateful for.
I am still having lessons with my two students, but they have been canceled a lot due to school cancellations. I am also continuing to have lesson with Nick and Stephen and am working on things more in my head now since I don't have time to devote to work on the computer. Also, I had been chanting ison for about a year, but in December Stephen said that I could start chanting the melody. That has been really helpful. I usually practice the music ahead of time but we often chant at lightening speed! Over time I know that it will get easier as I become more familiar with the hymns.
I have been working on the Nightly Ni and hope to post the first draft soon. I also hope to get the Ni Pa Vou cards and Greek Letter cards sent out to the new printers in the next few weeks so that I can see how they look. My other goal for this busy time period is to take some videos of the games during my lessons so that I can put them up on the website. It won't take a lot of extra time but will be very helpful to people trying out the games. Written explanations are so much harder to follow.
SAHM by day; ByzB curriculum developer by night. My career was in teaching: kindergarten, first grade, bilingual reading, Suzuki piano, and Music Mind Games. Now I paint icons and spend lots of time making materials on the computer. My greatest joy is directing my students in their learning. This blog documents the process and provides a space for my other ramblings as well.