in pursuit of wild things


March 2015

You Know You’re a Homeschooler…

You know you're a homeschooler when one of your children says... "John Dalton! He's my favorite Quaker scientist!" I had to share this rather humorous moment before it was lost in my memories while trying to figure out what we'll... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Gratitude for the Routine

Our week was slightly less than ordinary. Nothing grand or spectacular. Our schooling schedule endured constant daily interruptions...but nothing unexpected. Little things like a trip to the store for needed groceries, an outing to the park and, a book we couldn't manage waiting any... Continue Reading →


Sophrosyne [suh-fros-uh-nee] is my new word for the year (with fandabbydosy coming in a close the feel of those syllables!)  I know it is March...nearly April and I should have chosen my word for the year in January. For the... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Wait…I Know This Story!

This weeks title is a quote from Oldest while I was reading about Napoleon. Oldest had just finished reading Genevieve Foster's marvelous Augusts Caesar's World. The previous week we had discussed the unofficial First Triumvirate of which Julius Caesar was... Continue Reading →

Wibbly Wobbly: Just Plodding Along

I think it might be easier to understand theoretical particle physics than to lose weight. I'm not giving up but simply acknowledging this process is going to take a wee bit longer to see measurable progress. I was down about hitting this... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Exhausted Homeschool

We are tired homeschoolers, an exhausted family this week. The past five evenings Oldest (and sometimes the rest of us) has had to be somewhere other than home. Throw in the time change and a weekend of playing hard outside... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Snow and Anxiety

Today has been the longest day. I was awake hours before my alarm officially woke me at five. I awoke several times from terrible dreams. I never sleep well when my husband is away. Early this morning I laid in... Continue Reading →

Wibbly-Wobbly: Bye-bye February!

February. Not a good month for me. I did not lose any weight but I didn't gain any either. I lost all motivation to exercise or eat properly when arctic temperatures and snow hit our area. Sadly, another system is... Continue Reading →

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