In the days before Instagram, I was a blogger. The old kind of blogger-- a lonely homeschool mom rambling about her days as a way to connect with other moms. I was the only homeschool mom in my town. Families in the 'local' homeschool groups lived half an hour drive away. I needed community. I … Continue reading Blogging Story
Literary Life Reading Challenge Poetry Anthology The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer through Frost compiled by Harold Bloom I heard this book referenced on The Daily Poem podcast, and ordered a copy. I like that there is a write up about the poets and poems. I did read a little here in … Continue reading 19 Books for 2021: why these? and what has already changed by February! and again by SPRINGTIME!
Our home was built in 1898. We've had the benefit of its shelter for almost 18 years now. Every winter has been an adventure, in that no two spaces in this old house are at the same degree of temperature at any given time. We did not 'gut' the house when we moved in, our … Continue reading Rambling about Winter in This Old House
This is a story of my journey into the realm of yarn based handicrafts. It has been a long, sleepy journey, with few events of notice and very little yield. Until recently.... back story: I was never around anyone who knit or crocheted regularly until my early twenties when my mother took up crocheting blankets. … Continue reading a Yarn about Yarn
on Books Read in 2020 Children's Books There is a sagging shelf in our library overfilled with to-be-read children's books. When a parent comes to me to ask my opinion on a book for their children, I do not wish to recommend a book or author I have not gotten to know myself, or at … Continue reading Just a few MORE notes….
New Author Let's begin with a happy accident. A new to me author I came across along the way. I always listen to Audible on long road trips, and I was about to embark on a five hour drive, with my mother as passenger, for a visit to my sister's home. On our last trip … Continue reading 2020 Reading Notes
I was in a flurry of excitement the last few weeks of 2019, choosing books to read in the upcoming year. I was already in the habit of choosing and committing to reading at least one book each month JUST FOR ME, and sharing each read with a friend. However the prospect of my 2020 … Continue reading Reading in 2020
For Christmas this year I had zero desire to decorate. But through gentle encouragement from my son and women here in these blessed little squares, I decided to unpack a few things and very slightly deck the halls of this old house. I placed our few carolers in pleasant spots, set up our little vintage … Continue reading Deck the Halls