Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks

I admit, sad but true, that I am mentally and emotionally affected by gloomy weather.  Today dawned— barely— under a heavy blanket of fog.  The fog has persisted throughout the morning and into the afternoon, with brief periods of thunder, lightning, a peek of sunshine, and a return of heavy cloud cover.  Ugh.  Peel me off the couch.  Add to this the discovery this morning that our coffee maker has died, (It's only a year old engineered obsolescence, anyone?) and the temptation to go back to bed is almost overwhelming.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

To Live is Christ

I am a tad bit late on this post- but then, that's the story of the past few months, isn't it?  Our Women's Bible Study kicked off in September and we have been meeting every week.  Taking a hard look at my own schedule of homeschooling I decided that I did not have the capacity to responsibly lead both the daytime and evening studies this year.  Another couple of ladies graciously accepted the leadership of the daytime study so that I can focus on five days of homeschooling with only one evening a week of study with the ladies.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Reluctantly Vegetarian

Several years ago, December 10, 2007, to be precise, Erin came home and declared that she was going to be a Vegetarian.  Her reasons were all health related, not sentimental or squeamish in any respect.  Erin wasn't worried about the cute fuzzy-wuzzy animals, which was good, or we'd have had some serious talking-her-out-of-it to do.  She had considered the health history of her family in light of new information learned in Health class at school and her decision was made.  Bam.  Done.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kelly Academy

We are now into our 4th calendar month of homeschooling for this year.  Beginning in August we have been pursuing together a deeper knowledge and understanding of the the history of the Middle Ages through the development of the church, reading good, old books like Eusebeus's The Church History and Augustine's Confessions.  In Literature we are exploring the worldview and literary merit of various works from Tolkein's Hobbit and Fellowship of the Ring, to Dorothy L. Sayers's The Nine Taylors.

Monday, November 14, 2011


The longer I avoid contemplate the Half-Marathon I ran on September 10th, the more I will forget and the less I will eventually learn from it.  (Actually, So much time has passed since I last posted, and so much has been going on, that if I don't pick somewhere to begin I may never get back to this blog.  This may be the easiest place to begin.)

So, a Half-Marathon, 26.2/2, t h i r t e e n and one-tenth miles.