Thursday, October 29, 2009

Long Time No Hear

Life has really been happening and this blog was left in the dust. We have gone through a lot of changes since school began. Violette and Leo are enrolled in the local public Charter school. It is called Multisensory Learning Academy, they are loving it. I am not too keen on the early mornings or the three trips a day to get them there and bring them home, but it has been a good thing in our family. Yzzy and Sylvan are doing an online national public school. It turns out to be more work for me than just plain homeschool but there are lots of great things about it, they are learning lots and lots of things I never bothered teaching, so that is good. The best thing is that this year is a transition year for the four of them that are in school, and next year they will all be enrolled in public school. Whew! I have always envied the moms that felt good about sending their kids off to public school and enjoyed living their own lives for the available 7 hours in the day while the homeschooling moms eke out a few minutes here and there for their own ambitions. It has taken quite a journey for me to be in this place, but I am happy to be here and embark on the new adventure.

Another new thing is that Violette will be having surgery next week to have her toncils taken out. Many of you probably know about Violette. Anyway, the doctor says that this will resolve many of her issues. Her number one being that it is really hard for her to get a good night's sleep. She snores like an elephant, so she doesn't get any good deep sleep.This is because her toncils are so overgrown they almost touch in the middle of the back of her throat. It is some weird tissue thing. As you know this would cause problems for any of us. For her it has been quite difficult to control her emotions, feel balanced in life, etc.
We are looking forward to meeting her post recovery. You can be thinking of her and praying for her early in the morning on the 9th of November.

That is all for now, but be warned, CHANGE IS IN THE AIR.......

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


It is a pleasure to waste my time with our nextdoor neighbors. We are always popping by eachother's door just to "let you know" or "try some of this I made" and it always turns into 30 minutes to an hours worth of visiting. Returning a borrowed video leads to conversations about this and that. It has been years since I felt this type of at homeness with someone who lived nextdoor, and I only felt that before because I was actually related to the people in the house next to us. We really are so blessed living here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Spring Country


My heart leaps unbound
Water rushing soul splashing
Springtime now unleashed

This painting just sold! I am pleased with the encouragement to do more.

Golden Afternoon

Golden afternoon
Drowsy humming of insects
Pears fall sweet blessings

Soft light soft grasses
Juice drips from sticky fingers
Summer delicious

A Personal Forum

My first step is a personal space.
We'll see what happens next.