It is a solidly rainy January day. The sky is gray and the remaining snow has these awful black flecks in it…blea! The worst part is that we were supposed to be getting snow. You know, those big, fluffy white flakes that pile up and make the world look like it has been pasted withContinue reading “Gluten Free Grandma (what happened this fall part 1)”
That is what my mom used to say, hands on her hips, to my brothers and me when we were misbehaving in so loud and rambunctious a way, that our play no longer flew under the mom radar. What is going on here? Most of the time, scratch that, ALL of the time, she caughtContinue reading “What is going on here?”
I was shocked to see that the last time I wrote anything the calendar read June 30. What the heck? Where did the summer go even? Now my calendar reads October. It is still hot here in the Mid-Atlantic and we have not transitioned to our fall wardrobes. Maybe this heat is what has madeContinue reading “On the Other Side”
The Catholic Church and our bishops in particular have been making headlines around the nation. Of course if the Nation is interested in Catholic business it can only mean that there is a controversy in the air. If you have somehow not heard the news I will give it to you in brief. The USContinue reading “Searching for Justice…a Catholic moment”
After much discernment and soul searching I have decided to invite you to come for a walk with me. As a runner finishes her race she does not stop at the finish line abruptly, rather she starts jogging and then slows it down to a walk so she can recover. I am in this recoveryContinue reading “Come With Me on a Journey”
We finished! On Tuesday Kris and I officially ended the school year. It was a lovely, cool, May morning so we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head out for a hike in celebration. The National Arboretum is about fifteen minutes from our house. We have a few favorite spots to go. The viewsContinue reading “It’s Really Over!”
Today Kris and I finished lesson 156. The last test lesson is 160 so we are speeding towards the finish line of this school year. For the past days I have been considering my time as a home a school teacher. It has been, at times, cringe worthy. If you were to chat with myContinue reading “What I Will Miss the Most”
Eighteen lessons. I can scarcely believe Kris and I have only eighteen lessons left. Whenever I draw close to a major event in my life, time seems to move at warp speed. These last days in our school year together are flying by. For the last seven years Kris has been educated in a homeschoolContinue reading “Nearing the End”
Well, how did it go? This is the question I have been thinking about since yesterday. Abandoning my usual Lenten practices and taking a deep dive into kindness and prayer has actually been very fruitful. I can’t see myself returning to the old way of honoring this penitential time. Lent started amidst the snow onContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Prayer, Reflection, Freedom”
Catholic high schools in our area sent out their admissions decisions on February 18th. The day after, Kris received the big white envelope emblazoned with the words, You’re In! Inside the envelope was this folder, full of information on programs, scholarships, class lists, and much more. All of the “paperwork” is now online, so fillingContinue reading “She’s In!”
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