|Volume 9||in terra pax ~ peace on earth||December 2008|
The holiday season is going to feel a little different this year. It’s almost as if the calendar rolled over from 2007 to 1929. Who knew?
We’ve got a few changes in the Clark household thanks to the whole Great Depression II thing. This edition of The Clark Chronicle will include some of the tidbits we’ve learned about frugal living, and we’ve included some Great Depression II survival tips in the sidebar to the right.
Sara has just completed the first trimester of 7th grade. She is participating in the Honors Program and is really enjoying the classes. Her favorite is science with Mrs. Rivera. Sara has sacrificed many lunch hours to spend that time in the lab room with the dissectascope. Have you ever wondered how many layers of keritin there are in a hoof clipping? Sara’s other classes include: orchestra, English, social studies, math, and Sci-Ma-Tech. Sara will be playing her viola with the orchestra members on December 13th at the Santa party.
Caleb is thoroughly enjoying kindergarten. Mrs. Ross is his most favorite teacher and he loves gym and library and learning American Sign Language along with the rest of his kindergarten class. Our home is decorated with his many art projects and he loves riding on the school bus.
Amy Lee is full of mischief! She is under the impression that she should also be in kindergarten. Amy misses Caleb terribly while he is at school, but leads the welcome committee when he returns each day. She also likes to help bake cookies and set the table.
This holiday season, the economy might be getting flushed down the tubes. Your 401(k) might be down to pennies on the dollar. The Repo Man might be outside right now! taking your car back to the dealer. Your house might be worth a measly half of what you paid for it. But in the midst of all this swirling-the-drain stuff, we still do wish you the very best this season. Whether you prefer to be wished a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holidays, a Pleasant Winter Solstice, a Season’s Greetings, a Happy Festivus, a Happy Chanukah, or a Give An Atheist Kid A Gift For No Reason Day, we hope you have a tremendous holiday season and a wonderful 2009.