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Fireplace Ramblings and Ashes

I'm sitting by the ridiculously large fireplace at Great Wolf Lodge this morning watching the place wake up. The morning shift is arriving and the night crew are escaping before the sun rises. I've got a large vanilla latte from... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: First Full Week Back

Our first week of the academic year is now history. Even though I would not call it catastrophic in any sense of the word...the days certainly had their moments. I also just didn't get my walks in this week and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Break Week

We took a break from school this week while my mother was visiting for Sparkles' procedure. Tomorrow is our first official full day of school for the new year. All of the books and baskets are organized and ready for... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: The Rest of July

I have not been in the mood to write the past few weeks. On here anyway. The writing process happens in my head all the time. Sometimes I edit my own thoughts in order to articulate properly to myself...maybe you didn't... Continue Reading →

Reflective Moments on Compassion: The Brave Writer Retreat

  Ruckkehrunruhe. n. the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness—to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all, even though it felt so vivid... Continue Reading →

2015-2016 Year End Evaluation

I'm not even sure how to evaluate this homeschooling year. Not a clue. At first all I could think of were the stresses of the past year and how so much of "life" interfered with my plans. My husband pointedly... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Baseball, Butter and Brave Writer

The week went by too quickly...mostly because of the long weekend. The big event for me this week was going to my very first baseball game to see the Lexington Legends. I do not know much about the game but... Continue Reading →

Journal: A Do-over Would Be Nice

There really isn't much to say about this week...it could really do with a "do-over". The hardest news was learning that our daughter would have to undergo a scope for a diagnosis. Unless her tests threw off some false positives... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Sparkles and the Specialist

This past week was mostly a quiet week with one really long day. On Tuesday we met with the specialist to discuss Sparkles' illness. Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but after filling out reams of paperwork... Continue Reading →

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