much to say, you don't have much to blog. When you don't have much to blog, are you the tree in the forest that has fallen and no one has heard?
Lack of words isn't coming from lack of life. Oh, trust me, life is happening over here. At its regular pace plus. I guess it has been more of a quiet thinking about it but not blogging it type of complete thoughts. I started blogging to be able to put a period on the end of the thoughts pinging around my brain with no outlet or flashing score to indicate that I had actually completed the thought. Mental pinball.
But real life pinball always supercedes blogging. As does real life plate spinning and chainsaw juggling. There is no reason to be ridiculous.
Here is the go-to list for all bloggers who have fallen off the blogging wagon, but are looking for a ticket back:
1. The surefire way to reduce the number of bathrooms that need cleaning is to increase the number of bathrooms that need repairing. Of course, this eventually reverses itself as the bathrooms that need repairing become the bathrooms that need the greatest intensive cleanings. Sigh.
2. I have been experimenting with some real food challenges. A friend put me on to the idea of homemade granola and another on the idea of raw milk and yet another keeps telling me to make my own yogurt and wheat bread. These things all together overwhelm me because I am a former homemade bread baker and I know the time that goes into it. I did agree to some baby steps.
I made my first batch of homemade granola the other day and have been pleased with the results. I also got my first gallon of raw milk and loved it completely. But the yogurt and bread will have to wait. For now. I feel like a Real Foods Girl Scout trying to ear her "I'm off cream of soups" badge. Umm. Not yet.
3. The boys and I are immersed in World War II. And I mean immersed. We have spent at least a month on reading through several events--the Dutch resistance movement (Amazing!); the Holocaust (Sobering); D-Day (I found a book of CDs with oral history accounts of the men---Soooo Fascinating!); and now we're finishing up Corrie Ten Boom's The Hiding Place. I continually interrupt myself with tears while reading. The boys sit very quietly through my sniffles.
This is at least one of the top five reasons to homeschool in our book. To learn more thoroughly all the things you didn't learn when you were going through school. We're having a great time with history this year.
4. Bible study is continuing through John. God's Word keeps me in a continual state of awe. I remain thankful for the privilege to study and teach.
This is where real life pinball is right now. Watching the boys grow. Trying to keep them fed. Watching hearts spiritually grow. Trying to keep those well fed too. Watching the years grow. Trying to catch those moments through more than a blog venue.