Yesterday the governor of Virginia closed the schools for the rest of the school year. Not only that, but they closed ALL businesses where you cannot maintain a distance of six feet – basically all personal care businesses – salons, dentists, chiropractors, etc. It seems utterly insane to do this without an economic plan in… Continue reading I guess this is life now
Holy Mother. Our governor has just closed all schools for the rest of the school year. I’m not even sure how to process this. And, I’m not sure what this means for my high schooler. Or what this might mean for our potential move. I just can’t even…
I feel like a bit of an internet cliche, but here we are. Four of the six of us have really been getting into puzzles since we’ve been home during our “quarantine.” We put this puzzle together on Thursday night and Friday. Thursday night I made analog night – no devices, no tv, no movies,… Continue reading Puzzling
It seems that everyone has more time due to the quarantine and forced social distancing. It’s not that way for me. My life goes on. Still the same, but now complicated by the fact that my three older children are home. One is in high school and has been in contact with his teachers, one… Continue reading Quarantine, one week in
I’m not going to lie. I’m frazzled. As I alluded to in the previous post, I am a person who makes rules for myself. I don’t make a lot, because I want to keep them all. But, I make them. And, the thing is, to make rules is to assume a certain order. Order has… Continue reading How’s Your Quarantine?
Last week, seems like ages ago now, I was thinking about rules. My rules. The rules I make for myself. The rules I live by. I always imaged that everyone did this. But, my husband doesn’t. Why would anyone else? On Gretchen Rubin’s personality quiz, I’m a questioner, which makes sense. It also makes sense… Continue reading Breaking Free
Better Late Than Never…. The last time I wrote about books, I gave a broad overview of what my reading life has looked like since 2015, the year that I began keeping track of what I was reading. In that time, 2019 was the best year for fiction that I think I have had in… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2019
A while ago a friend lamented that my son had not started a “Life List” to keep track of the books he read. This friend sighed and left me with the impression that all was lost. What was the point of keeping track of anything if you hadn’t kept track of everything? For a few… Continue reading Book Lists – Do you keep track of your reading?
For the moment we’ve taken our house off the market. That means that instead of using homeschooling as a stop-gap for my Kindergartner we will be finishing out the year. This alters my plans a little bit. I don’t really think there is too much that should be required of Kindergartners besides letter knowledge and… Continue reading Kindergarten Reading – The Reluctant Homeschooler Edition
If I thought that having my precious girl in my arms would settle my mind and rid me of the anxiety I felt during my pregnancy. I was wrong. Babies die. Sometimes for no reason. And, I was convinced that she was going to die. Weeks turned into months turned into years. When she was… Continue reading The pain continued