CM West :: A Beach Retreat is live and accepting registrations! I'm very excited about this small, Charlotte Mason style retreat that Celeste and I are hosting in April. We announced yesterday, and already have more than half our registration slots booked. I think it is going to be fantastic.
Nature Study in Nevada County met for the first time in January, and we had a good turn out. I was hoping we'd get a few more older kids, but I'm also very glad people showed up! The next one is February 15th.
I had a decent response to the Teaching from Rest Live Online Video Discussion announcement last month and I ended up scheduling two chat times for this group because of how availability worked out. The first sessions will meet later this month, and will continue through March and April.
I haven't moved forward with the Start Here: 20 Principles Discussion yet, but that's because I'm not planning on starting until April. So that is still going according to plan, even though I haven't done anything!
The Shakespeare Co-op has not received the welcome I had hoped for though, as only one other family will be able to join us. I am thankful that they are interested, but I was hoping we'd have at least one or two more families as well. Our first meeting will be on Feb. 19th.
The First Saturday Adoration and Social is a non-starter, as Adoration doesn't actually happen on the first Saturday at my parish. It is just listed in the bulletin, and has been for ages. Ahem.
As I mentioned in my first post, my first project was going through the books. At this point I'm almost halfway done, and I have accumulated a prodigious pile of weeded books. I've also realized that the real struggle is going to be in trying to figure out what to do with these books that didn't make the cut. Some are worth selling, but many will need to go to the Friends of the Library. I'll probably try to bring a box of Catholic books to the religious education program we attend, although I feel a little awkward about it because I feel like I'm saying, "here's some books I didn't think were worth keeping on my shelves, but maybe you'll like them". There's got to be a better way to say that!