in pursuit of wild things



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 →

Sunday Journal: Waiting, Inspiration and Something Beautiful

I'm not really sure how to describe this past week. In some ways the days were really good and other moments were not so pleasant. The tougher moments this week involved observing Sparkles trying to come to terms with her... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Adventures in Travel

The last couple of weeks were busy. We traveled to western Kentucky last weekend for the kid's Hymn Fest piano recital. We visited with friends and some family members during our stay. Visiting our former church was a highlight for... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: One Hundred…Finally

Wow! This week was busy...or so it seemed. The new routine I put into place last month is habit now and our days run smoothly and rather quickly. Before I know it the day is done! The only wrench in... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Kentucky Moments and Best Gift

Kentucky's Gubernatorial Inauguration was this week. We watched a program on state history and then viewed the parade on live television. In general politics does not interest me. This week's event interested me for two reasons: our Lieutenant Governor is Jenean... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Butterfly Funerals, Addictions and Hello Fluffies!!!

We opened a bunch of boxes this week...and still have a ton to go. I worked with the kids in their rooms on the days I could concentrate on unpacking. Their rooms are slowly coming together. Sparkles bed was broken... Continue Reading →

Journal: Road Trip with Bill, Homeschooling Regrets and Chocolate Gravy

This past week was our only week of summer break from school...after two days I remembered quite well why we do not take an extended vacation from formal schooling. They get into a fair amount of trouble with too much... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Moving on to Summer Term

Last week we closed out the academic year. Our 200th day of school is always our last day. Oldest finished up his paper on Julius Caesar and with that he completed elementary school. A milestone year for him. He is typing... Continue Reading →

Sophrosyne: Ginger for Mum

My sweet bloggy sister across the grand pond wanted to know how I take enough ginger to keep the arthritis pains at bay but not get heartburn from ginger tablets. I do not take any vitamins or pill form supplements.... Continue Reading →

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