I should be mowing the yard ahead of the rain.
I should be planting beans ahead of the rain.
I should be making sure everything is in order outside, ahead of the rain.
I should be grocery shopping ahead of the … no wait. I need to shop because we are almost out of milk.
What I am doing is paying bills … not ahead of the rain, but because they are due. A much better reason than the rain.
While doing so I emailed a question to our insurance person, which then led to me “clearing out a few emails”. You know how the rest goes.
What I came across was something I thought might interest a few of you – it is not gardening related, but a free offer that might help you in your parenting or working on school with your kids. No looonnnnngggg drive required.
From May 8 – 23, the GHC is offering a free online home school convention for parents of 5-12 year olds. (They are not going to card you, so if your kids are out of that age range, you are still welcome to “attend”.)
“But I am not a home schooling parent. I have absolutely no interest in home schooling.”
That may be true, but there are several talks which may interest you anyway. I find that these are not only useful in the schooling we do at home, but also in helping with homework and parenting in general.
There are two options for this online convention:
- The FREE option which allows you to see a session for up to 2 days. If that does not seem like enough time, the second option may appeal to you.
- Get Lifetime-All Access for $99. The talk will be available to you at your convenience, as well as having access to pdf summaries of all convention sessions.
The GHC online convention website outlines which talks are happening on each day, with Sundays having a break, which will help you plan your time wisely. They also offer more information on each talk and the attendance options available.
I have not attended this online version before, but look forward to seeing how it compares to the in person one we attended a few weeks back. While the session offerings are not a diverse, the convenience and price can not be beat.