So it’s time for my “Wednesday Whims”, and the first two GLOGs were awesome, so its going to be a tough act to follow. Hopefully I can follow through, though! The first full week of school has come and gone, and now we are getting into the real deal in terms of school work. All of the teachers are diving right into the curriculum…I even have some tests coming up already! Now it may be shocking, and now matter how interesting it was, schoolwork has not been the highlight of my week. One activity that I have done for the past two days, and will continue to do for the rest of the week is Barn Duty. It is an assignment in Biology, and each week, two students show up at the Barn bright and early at 6:30 to tend to the animals and make sure they are ready for their day. I am not Mary Sunshine in the mornings, so I was not particularly looking forward to these duties, but once my roommate, Alli and I got into the swing of things down there (and got past the fact that there was already frost on the ground!), it actually turned out to be a lot more interesting and fun than I had expected. I never really knew of all of the animals that lived down there, like 3 beautiful horses, goats, sheep, and one humongous, fluffy bunny. So for all those who are dreading their barn duties, or those who feel bad for the people who have to do them, don’t worry! They are fun!
For the past several days, a buzz of excitement has been floating around Bingham Hall every morning. Students have been getting pumped on the idea that each coming day could be “Mountain Day”. Mountain Day is a day that happens once a year, usually in the first 2 to 3 weeks of school, where classes are canceled and everyone packs a lunch, loads up the buses and goes on a hike. Once we reach the top, we stay up there, have a picnic, relax and those daring few even take a swim in the lake on top! So naturally, it is a day that is greatly anticipated, and it’s only a matter of time before it’s here!
News from the Gould Girl’s Soccer Team is positive as of now. We had our first games on Saturday when we attended a jamboree at Hebron Academy where we played against the 4 other MAISAD teams. Much of our Varsity team is composed of new players, and I think it’s safe to say that we were all a little nervous going into these scrimmages. But, our team pulled through incredibly only letting up one goal through all four games. Carey, our new goalie, did an amazing job in her first time in the position, and all of the new freshman played fantastically. I am really looking forward to the upcoming season and am optimistic about our chances at gaining another MAISAD championship!
Now, being the Wednesday GLOGGER, I get to report to you about the formal dinner we had the night before. Last night’s dinner was particularly exciting, because as the weather gets colder by the day, we all enjoyed one of our last outdoor “happy hours” before a sit-down meal. While the tolerable weather lasts, everyone gathers out in front of Ordway Hall and visits with friends, compliments each other on their formal attire..and might I add, Thacher, Marty and Adrian looked wonderful last night. Chelsea didn’t look half bad either! At each formal dinner, a faculty member or a student will speak before the meal, and give everyone a thought or idea to dwell upon and discuss with their tables throughout the meal. Mr. Baker read and talked about a topic that would leave us thinking about the upcoming “International Peace Day”.
So, that’s about it for this week…until next time, keep reading the daily GLOGs and have a beautiful week!