Category: Homeschooling

The Final Tale

  But first an update on story #1…the narrative of youngest daughter starting school.  Let me share (if you are a veteran reader you already know this) that I am 100% a liberal arts person.  I understand the basics of the birds and the bees and I can tell a conifer from a deciduous tree.  I…

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I Should be Asleep…

but I’m not (obviously). I haven’t felt much like writing out loud…as in on this blog where people can read about me and my life. I’ve been writing in my head a lot.  Trying to make sense of the events that have happened and are about to happen. Nothing tragic or serious.  Nobody has died…

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The Ecosystem Under the Fridge

Remember Jiminy and Mulan?  They were the crickets rescued from an untimely death by my youngest.  The ones that were destined to be made into cricket flour granola.  And yes, it’s really a thing – a sustainable, protein-rich food source. Remember that Mulan escaped and we couldn’t find her because female crickets don’t chirp?  Shortly…

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New Day

….from the website becomingminimalist.com Today is a new day. -and this was the first email I chanced upon (out of the more than 900 that fill my inbox).  I’ll take that as a sign.  A positive sign.  A bit of encouragement and a thought to carry around in my brain for today. …while I wash…

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As promised…

…and I am back today to write another line or two of my story.  We all have one – a story, that is.  While mine currently seems enormously insignificant, I’m going to keep on living it and writing about it anyway.  I know I’m not alone in this struggle called life.  And I am aware…

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A Tiny Little World

Depression is hard…trying to keep going and not let on that you are struggling.  Doing what has to be done.  Tired all the time.  Battling the hopelessness.  Frustrated because the negative feelings aren’t fully connected to the reality that you are living in.  Knowing that things aren’t really all that bad, but mad at yourself…

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The Broom

…is missing.  I know I have a broom because I used it yesterday.  Okay, maybe not yesterday, but I have swept a floor – in this house – since we moved in nine or so years ago. Is the Guinness Book of World Records online?  I’m interested to know what’s the longest recorded length of…

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