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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: 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 →

Midweek Journal: March

The kids get a break from history and memorization drills since I went to the dentist this morning. I had some fillings that were deteriorating and one cavity. I opted to get the work done in one sitting so my... Continue Reading →

Mid-week Journal: Hello March

March roared into Kentucky over night with thunderous storms and raucous hail. By morning the rushing waters of the Elkhorn swallowed the sounds of the city. Oldest ran outside for a moment to capture a photo of the muddy creek. Their usual play area... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Braces

Middle Boy received his braces and expander this week. His best buddy in the neighborhood got his braces the same day. What were the odds of such a coincidence? The expander is awful. Every night we have to turn it... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Birthday Boy and the Real World

I re-entered the workforce this past week. My job is fairly labor intensive and fast paced so the times passes quickly. After learning I had been home tending to my children for several years a couple of people welcomed me back to... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: A Change in Season

Normally life dances along at a snail's pace around here. Our days move along nearly ritualistically and as loudly and fully as you can imagine with four growing children. My days are good, really good. This week my quietly paced life... Continue Reading →

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