A new crash course has begun- Structures of Communication! Basically, that is a fancy way of saying grammar. On the first morning of this module one of our teachers spent a while acknowledging and discussing our preconceived notions about grammar. Many people dislike it. A few love it. I guess a few would be ambivalent.
Grammar mechanics work in a wonderfully mathematical way. Picking apart words, phrases and sentences and categorizing them is the fun part that appeals to the organized side of my brain. Figuring out the correct and specific term for every single department is not quite as fun, perhaps because it is a little more subjective.
We are also having afternoon classes, which is a first for us.
Unfortuately, we've had some sickness that has kept us from both going to class. On one hand, it is great to be able to spend that time with the girls. It is easier to be more consistent when we are around them all the time. On the other hand, being at home with the girls means that one of us is out of class. Dennis and I try to take turns going to class. This makes for a holey education.
Thanksgiving weekend was fun. We went to see Dennis' parents along with the rest of his family (minus one niece who couldn't be there with us... :( ). We had beautiful weather all weekend long and did some fun outdoorsy things like going to a mine and taking a few walks in the autumn leaves.