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Of Books and Bugs

I’ll be honest with you and tell you that I haven’t started writing the next book yet. This time of year—heading into the holiday season—is always so SO busy in a Life sort of way that I never get much…

On Saying Goodbye

My heart is heavy and my footsteps slow as I head into this weekend, for I am burying my big brother. My only brother. This wasn’t the way it was supposed to happen. It should be another forty years before…

On New Beginnings

September always feels like a beginning even though we homeschool all year round (there’s no beginning or end to our learning and we’re eclectic in our approach—life learning, unschooling, project based). Maybe it’s because everyone else is going back to…

I am a souvenir

I spent the weekend in Burlington because my brother is losing his 15 year battle against cancer…which I’m not going to talk about right now because my heart is breaking and I just can’t. But on my way in to…

What I’ve been up to…

It seems as if I’ve been starting a lot of posts by apologizing that I haven’t been here for a while. And here it is over two weeks since the last post. *sigh* Honestly? I’ve been soaking up life (with…

A Teasing Sort of Valentine

We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day here—neither Steve nor I have ever been really big on it. Honestly it was always a holiday that made me feel bad growing up because I NEVER had a Valentine. I never dated in…

The Wrap-Up

Okay, so it’s the beginning of the week, not the end when I usually do a wrap-up post, but it’s the end of the year. So there’s an ending here and even though I’m not going to recap the year…

Saying Goodbye to Fall

I love this season like no other, and every year I fall in love again. We pull out our sweaters, find hats and sometimes scarves. I start making massive pots of soup every week and we dip fresh bread into…