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…in pursuit of wild things

Journal: Travels and Other Adventures

My husband spent last week in France and Spain on a business trip. We missed him terribly while he was away. While he was touring company distilleries my mom decided to visit with us. I wish I could say it... Continue Reading →

Blessed Summer Days

Last night my sweetie and I went out together. He had some shopping to do and I just needed to get dishwasher detergent and salt water taffy. I forgot the detergent but did remember the taffy...my ability to focus lately... Continue Reading →

Running to Stillness

My family decided to go to church this past Sunday. The two youngest ones met me in the driveway as I pulled in from work. I had intended to wish them well and take a nap in a nice quite... Continue Reading →

Combining Guides with Beautiful Feet Books and other Home Education Realities

I started this post in April. I was asked at the home school convention by several parents how I managed to combine guides with the age spread of my children. Did we skip certain books? What about those Genevieve Foster... Continue Reading →

Journal: The Drunken Pikachu and Blueberry Pie

I've reached the point in this year's home schooling adventure when I just want to shut the books and be done. Take a week or two off just to breathe a bit and slow down. I wish. We just have... Continue Reading →

Friday Journal: Rain Fell

Rain fell most of the day yesterday, the entirety of the night and today. Cold rain. The kind that makes you feel chilly despite a warm and snugly house robe, thick socks and several cups of hot coffee. I should... Continue Reading →

Journal: Spring Tulips and Conventions

Middle Boy is currently shuffling through old sheet music looking for his copy of The Entertainer. He has until the first of July to relearn the song for a recital. I'm not sure about pushing him into playing for a... Continue Reading →

Journal: Brand New Moments and Memory Stones

Spring is here. The grass and trees have that lovely brand new shade of bright yellow-green. The Purple Martins arrived last weekend. As I write a light warm rain falls and the birds are singing by my window. Boots would... Continue Reading →

Journal: The Last Few Things and Proper Coffee

Monday "If only I could stay in bed and ignore the world today." Those were my first thoughts this morning. It likely came out as more of a moan than a nice cohesive sentence. But I had to get up... Continue Reading →

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