Snowy Night

by Mary Oliver Last night, an owlin the blue darktossed an indeterminate number of carefully shaped sounds intothe world, in which,a quarter of a mile away, I happenedto be standing. I couldn’t tellwhich one it was –the barred or the great-hornedship of the air –it was that distant. But, anyway,aren’t there momentsthat are better than... Continue Reading →

Mia’s recording session

Mia has been working on recording an album of original songs for the last year. We couldn't afford any more sessions, but thanks to my parents' generosity, she'll continue to record until she has a complete album. Stephen Helvig is Mia's production engineer. He is amazing. Not only does he have great technical skills and... Continue Reading →

Birthdays!

Pisces birthday month is in full swing! Anna turned ten on the 14th and Alan turns 41 today. Happy birthday to Allison and Ocean and all the other March birthdays out there, too. We're in the middle of a Mercury retrograde period in Pisces, which has made for some emotionally draining events for some of... Continue Reading →

November

November is almost done and here are some things I'd like to remember: Both girls are playing guitar and enjoying their lessons with their teacher, Will King, who has been teaching Mia since she was eight years old and is truly the best teacher we we could ask for.  Mia has been playing piano and... Continue Reading →

Finger knitting

Today, Anna learned finger knitting.  After watching a video about it, she finger knitted on her own for 2 hours while I slept.  The end product is a long scarf/ rope/ belt thing that she is very proud of.  Next, she will create a beanie cap, also with finger knitting. Anna seems to be good... Continue Reading →

Stillness, sleep, and homeschooling

Almost two weeks of homeschool are under our belts.  Mia, Anna and I are happy and content with how it has gone so far. Mia says her favorite aspects of homeschooling so far have been the freedom, nature walks, and the sleep (she has slept roughly 12 hours per night, sometimes waking up at noon).... Continue Reading →

Homeschooling has begun!

Today was our official first day of 4th and 9th grades! It was wonderful, delightful, and warmed my heart in a way I haven't felt in a long time.  I can hardly express how much I love these girls and love this new adventure we're on together.  There will probably be bumps in the road... Continue Reading →

This is artwork I did today with my family. We've been making art together, and it feels so good. We each made our own piece today, but sometimes we make one piece together. I love making art. I has been a while since I've made space for really making art, and now I remember how... Continue Reading →

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