Month: February 2014

  • good fortune.

    I am a little behind on my February prompts.  In this post, I am going to try to include some of the other prompts that I have missed into this post.  I feel a little emotionally spent and I’ve been offline trying to restore my depleted stores.  Oh February, looks like you’ve got me on […]

  • heart | (dis)connection | head.

    heart | (dis)connection | head.

    A piece of my heart is approximately 8 000 miles away. I am combining yesterday’s prompt, “connection”, with today’s prompt, “heart | head.” There is a disconnect between my heart and my head. For the past week, as we made preparations for her departure, my head shoved my heart aside and took control. “Do you […]

  • a feast for the…

    A feast for the senses.  When I first began homeschooling, I came across this description from Melisa Nielsen in her curriculum.  This is what we give to our children when we homeschool.  I loved that idea.  Even if I’m not always preparing the feast, at least I can introduce experiences or give them opportunities that excite their senses. […]

  • i believe.

    To be honest, I wasn’t in the mood to write today.  I felt February in my bones at 5:30am this morning.  I wanted to stay curled up in bed and sleep February away.  But instead I got up, grudgingly, and opened my laptop and stared at the screen for about 20 minutes. Sometimes I get […]

  • radiant.

    Astronomical definition:   radiant:  a point in the heavens at which the visible paths of meteors appear to meet when traced backward. I really like this definition. A good friend of mine is about to have a baby.  She’s absolutely radiant.  Dear friend, I can hear you blushing and your adamant denial. But I hate […]

  • write the darkness.

    (Ok February…hit me with your best shot.  I’m going to go a bit dark here.  Let’s see if I can come up for air by the end.) …ma per trattar del ben ch’i vi trovai, diro dell’ altre cose, ch’io v’ho scorte. (…but to treat of the good that I found there, I will tell […]

  • awakening to the…

    awakening to the…

    Sometimes I didn’t realize I was sleeping until I woke up. Is there an event in life that forced a change of direction in the trajectory of your life? Since I had my first child, I feel like I have gone through a slow awakening process.  I was in a deep slumber, living my life […]

  • a good day = connect the dots + a blank page.

    a good day = connect the dots + a blank page.

    We’ve been away for a few days and time to write has not come easy.  To get back on track, I am deciding to combine the last three prompts in my post today, hoping to just write freely and see what develops… A good day includes a blank page and a connection. (Good days also […]

  • what we inherit.

    (This post is a day late because the prompt was tough.  I had to sleep on it.  So here it is after a little more thought.) I just finished our second Old Testament block for Grade 3 with #3.  We used Jakob Streit’s Journey to the Promised Land.  I told her she would be hearing stories about […]

  • be still.

    “Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat.” – Lao Tzu *** My mind wakes up first.  The ticker tape of to-dos float across it.  Activity conquers cold. My heart wakes up second.  It races.  I inhale.  I exhale.  Stillness conquers heat. My body wakes up third.  I move quickly.  I put on my training clothes. […]