What Is Wrong

Indulge me for one more post, down in a hole in a log in the middle of the sea. I’ve been down more than I’ve been up lately, and it makes me ponder what might be causing it. Last week about this time I would have thought things were looking up- I had just started …

A Few Sad Things

One of my favorite books to read to the littles is one called Owl At Home. From the same author as the Frog and Toad books, Arnold Lobel, this book also has chapters/different stories within it. One story is called ‘Tearwater Tea’ and is about when Owl thinks about sad things, like too-short pencils, and …

My Team

I just came up from starting a load of laundry, and noticed how the kids have a ‘home theater’ set up currently, to watch episodes of LOST. There is a potato bin that was Carol’s, that the monitor is set up on, and the dvd player. In front is a carpeted space where three to …

Count Your Blessings

Let me give you an idea of where I am: public library, very quiet...except for my typing. The keyboards have cling wrap over them, so the friendly librarians can hear every keystroke. (Stupid COVID) Still, I am grateful to have a way to blog today. It makes all the difference in the world if I …

Learning Local

More on the foreign language app: I discovered last night that Kenan was logging into my Spanish account and doing exercises. Not sure why, maybe because I am on an advanced track and more genres are open to work on. It felt a little like an invasion of my privacy…But, as we share an email …

Touched

Did you miss me? I had a restful Lenten break. Here are a few scenes from it: A fire- I had sent Caleb out one morning to burn cardboard, not realizing how much the wind had picked up. Later, we are sitting round the table at school time, and Kenan comes running from the bedroom, …

Reading Break

I am excited at how fast January and February have flown by! Already it is nearing the middle of a short month, and Lent begins next week! I'm not overly religious, but it is nice to consider each year if there is something I might benefit by giving up for a time. I think this …