WTF is Up with Noah?

Growing up, I remember playing with toy arks. There was a Little People one at Sunday School. Friends had a lovely wooden one and I particularly enjoyed lining the animals up as they made their way into the ark. I had a book of illustrated Old Testament stories the I received one Easter from my…

Artist

Like so many children, I liked to make art. I painted and drew, pasted and sewed. I also wrote, at first allowing one of my parents or grandparents to transcribe my stories and then scribbling and pounding keys all by myself. I did all this, but never thought myself an artist or particularly creative. I…

Paper

I’m about to enter the Konmari paper purging stage. I’ve weeded out my clothes and disposed of, donated, and given away books, so now it’s time to turn to the papers. This might actually be harder for me than any of the other stages before or after, because…paper. I love it. I love stationary and…

Working Through It

When I last wrote here, we were in the thick of autumn. I had been swept up in that seasonal preparation, while also finding myself inundated with school work and a lot of physical and emotional upheaval in my work (there is nothing worse than massive shifts in one’s work life when their work is…

Runaway

My house is a mess. For example, I have found four separate apple cores on each flour of my house at varying degrees of disintegration. Also, I have no clean dishes. The logical response to this would have been to stay home and get some cleaning done. Yesterday, instead, I buckled M. into the car…

Review: The Garden Classroom

I have another book for you! If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a shot of it in the last couple of weeks as I’ve been going through it in preparation for the summer, but I wanted to share (yet another) review here. The Garden Classroom by Cathy James is one of those…