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Just wanted to stop in and say I’m back and will be blogging here regularly again. My hiatus was important and very productive. Please meet our newest daughter – Gweneth Lenore. She was born here in the cabin in July. These photos were taken by Trista Hickerson. I don’t know how many of the folks who used to read here will see this, but I’m excited to be starting anew. I have so much to write about and I’m looking forward to sharing and talking here with folks again. If you are interested in reading my latest work you can find it here. http://www.dailyyonder.com/designing-post-coal-economy/2012/11/26/5508 🙂
Hey Everyone! Hop on over to Waiting for the Click where I am the featured “click” story of the day. Leslee has an interesting and inspiring blog, and I am so happy to get to do a guest post for her. I hope you will spend some time there and get acquainted with her words.
Take care and have a lovely day!
I’m waiting to listen to a free Waldorf homeschool workshop on teaching Waldorf Math. It starts at 8pm at The Waldorf Connection (http://attendthisevent.com/Modern/?eventid=9671790). We have been so busy this week and throughout the weekend. A dear family who we go to church with and the our children play together lost their mother to cancer. It has been a sad time for our little community, but her life was celebrated. It was most definitely an inspiring life.
John is home for the entire week, including the weekend!!! We are working on moving our chickens to the barn about two football fields distance from the cabin. Getting caught up on the things that go kaput when we aren’t all together has been time consuming.
The girls and I have had some trouble staying in our rhythm with all the staying away from home and extra errands over the last five weeks of John’s busy period. I’ve done the best I can, but I am realizing that our days need some tweaking. I’ve also decided to design our own curriculum for our homeschooling to better suit our needs. I’ll have to write more about that later too. It will still be Waldorf inspired. This lifestyle is working so well for us.
I have also started a new Kundalini yoga set that turned my body to jello today. It was amazingly challenging, and I’m looking forward to the work it will bring about. I’m leading myself without a DVD to try to bring my focus more inward instead of planning incessantly as I tend to do for what is next. “Cease striving and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10. I’m trying.
So, I’m writing this on the fly. I’m not proofreading, but I wanted to say I’ve taken some pictures of our barn renovations and chicken prep, and will post about that really soon. I have plans to post about my schooling decisions too when I get them worked out, and what ever else comes along as soon as possible.
Ms. Angie at The Artist, The Mom bestowed upon me my second blogging award ever! She is such an inspiration to me in real life and on her blog. I am flattered at the note she wrote about me and at being on her list. I went through the other bloggers she awarded, and am humbled to be included.
- I won’t be telling the things I really don’t want anyone to know. I’m a very private person. (That’s why this blog has been a huge deal for me.)
- Oh, my! I tell so much here that there isn’t much that I’d be willing to share on this little list that isn’t already known. I’m honest, so if asked, I answer questions honestly, and when writing about my life I am for the most part an open book. I think we are all in this life together to learn from one another. That’s the great thing about blogs too.
- I have things that I’d love to do/be, but fear I won’t get to do in this lifetime. (Some examples are: knitting on a regular basis and learning to use a sewing machine, owning a bookstore, owning a traditional foods cafe, being a doula or midwife, teaching yoga, and owning my own natural health/mama-baby store).
- My husband was only my third real boyfriend ever and my second serious one. We’ve been a couple since I was fifteen years old and we are best friends.
- I’m really shy and introverted unless approached by someone else to talk, then I can talk your leg off. I rarely initiate a conversation, and I’ve been known to hide because of being too nervous to talk. However, get me in front of a room of people to teach or speak on a topic and I’m good to go. I love public speaking. Though it can get lonely sometimes, I’m really comfortable being on my own… in my own little world. It’s something I think would be better if I could balance it out with some extroverted activities and IRL friends. The problem is finding those in the country for an at-home mama.
- I love heights. I love standing on cliffs. Going up in small airplanes is something I’ve thoroughly enjoyed since childhood. Rollercoasters are a blast. I’d bungee jump if given the right opportunity. I love a good thrilling ride, and the peace of being high up and looking out over earth.
Other Gorgeous Bloggers:
- On a Silent Sea – I adore Alisha’s transparency. This blog is open about a journey so many of us are not brave enough to take. In fact, I’ve always been one to shy away from actively seeking some kind of self-improvement until we moved back to the mountains. I always thought life would do it for me. Alisha is an inspiration.
- Homemade Serenity – This is a newer blog that I have found and fallen in love with. It’s comfortable at Simple Mama’s place. Her pictures are breathtaking, and her approach to life seems so pure. Her words are a peaceful read.
- Life in Slow Motion – I love finding like-minded people in the blogging world. (I wish I were finding more IRL.) This blog helps me realize I’m not alone in my goals, struggles, and triumphs as a mama. It’s a wonderful read.
- Green V Neck – I am enthralled by Deb’s sense of humor about everything. Give her a topic and she can make you life. Not to mention she is a homeschooling mama and we have many of the same goals.
- Fun Mama – She deserves this award for even attempting to be a fun mama. I love her willingness to share her discoveries with others.
I’ve been attempting to write another post for this week, but life is really hectic right now. We are struggling to find family time because John is so very busy with work and traveling. We are blessed he is able to do so much right now, because usually this is a dry period for us, but it is still hard.
I’m watching the fog roll down the holler this morning, seeing a forecast of rain for trick-or-treat night, and watching two little girls as they seem to be getting sick. 😦 I think it is only a cold.
I will be back as soon as I can focus myself to write something worthwhile.
I was happy and honored to receive notice that I earned the Kreativ Blogger Award from Sunnydaytodaymama. I love her blog! She often reminds me to cut back on my words, and her photos are stunning. Her recent posts on education and parenting have really spurred me onward in my goals for myself and my family.
Here are the rules of this award:
1. List 7 things that I love
2. Link back to the blog that awarded it to me
3. Choose 7 blogs to award as ‘Kreativ Bloggers’
4. Comment at each blog to let them know they’ve been chosen
7 Things That I Love:
- God and the world created for us to enjoy.
- My husband and all he does for us.
- My lovely little girls and being with them everyday.
- Our cabin on the creek.
- The Appalachian Mountains
My Choice for the Kreativ Blogger Award
- The Breeder Files
- Mountain Muse
- On A Silent Sea
- Thrifty Southern Mama
- Green V Neck
- Gems: Mining in the Morning
- These Are Days
- The Artist The Mom
- Waiting for the Click
- exhale…return to center
I can’t choose just 7. I had a hard time stopping with 10. All of these blogs nourish me from time to time. There are so many more.
This is all I have today. I’m spent and I need to take a little time for myself. I’m planning to post about sourdough bread soon, and days in and days out (of course). Thanks ya’ll for reading. It means a great deal to this mama.