It has been an interesting year, to say the least. Looking back, I have a lot to be thankful for. Sure, there were many unpleasant moments, but I’m not the sort to dwell on the negative… not anymore. These days, people’s memories are measured with the photos they take on their cell phone. I have … More Year in Review
I found three four five frogs in the house yesterday morning. I found two or three the day before. They came in with my plants when I brought them in for the winter. It’s not the first time this has happened, and it won’t be the last. It happens every year, and I’ve come to accept the … More The Conservatory
My son and I have spent the last three months working hard to finish up our homeschool year. I have had a lot experiences and thoughts to share, but I lacked the motivation to write about them. Sure, I started to write a few blog posts, but I couldn’t bring myself to publish them. I’m … More A Happy Ending and a New Beginning
It’s Take a Child Outside week in North Carolina. Even though we actually live in South Carolina, I plan on celebrating and making the most of it. It kicked off today with National Public Lands Day, and I had big plans. An art festival at a local state park started yesterday, and I planned to … More Take a Child Outside
My son’s summer vacation will be ending in a couple of weeks, and we’ve managed to pack in quite a bit of adventure. I’ve been thrilled with every special moment. However, we’ve also done a lot of my favorite pastime… satisfying my agoraphobic tendencies by relaxing at home. To make matters worse, my poor garden never … More The adventure continues…
The school year is over and summer has begun for my son. We both have a lot of built up and unnecessary stress to relieve, and it’s time to find our normal again. The only normal I know is to seek adventure and fun wherever I can find it for us. And so, I am on … More The road less traveled
Yesterday, I opened my doors to the heavenly aroma of honeysuckle. But, that can’t be! It’s too early for those tasty flowers to be blooming, isn’t it? Well, apparently not. A recent warm spell has indeed encouraged them to bloom along with the wild roses that have taken up residence in a thicket near the … More One step forward, a few steps back
Once again, I’m finding myself very far behind in my spring gardening plans. This winter has been a rough one for my family, and it’s been difficult to find the time or energy to get things started. In my growing zone, it’s a race to get plants started if you’re growing them from seed. Our … More Redbuds, dogwoods, and blackberries, oh my!
It all started out as a mistake. Every weekday, I run an important errand. I knew I didn’t have to run this errand today, but I completely forgot about that fact. I showered, dressed, and left the house anyway. It must have been fate. On my way, I spotted this guy. … More The Woman in the Mirror
My very first experience with group camping was excellent. I was part of a coed scouting group that taught the kids very well. As I grew older … More Bearing It, But Grinning
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