Her latest endeavor is a new book titled, The World Is Our Classroom: How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary Education on how she alternatively raised & educated her children.
My daughter asked me to help her clean her Boulder apartment before moving out of her grad school abode. She knows I have a problem with cleaning and she also knows I have a hard time saying no to her. I vowed to do my best, however piss poor that … Continue Reading MAKING ADJUSTMENTS as we grow older…as in learning the Epley Maneuver and refraining from housework
I was riding my stationary bike and since our old boombox is broken and I have no music, I was looking around the sunroom for something to think about, for I was bored with going nowhere. My eyes landed on a metal comb on the windowsill with black hair still … Continue Reading Death by Choice
I had to push my wide backpacking feet into the pale pink ballet slippers in order to make them fit. 10,000 miles have been added to my feet’s history since I danced ballet. That is a lot of muscle mass and spreading out. My toes felt so cramped, the shoe … Continue Reading A Return to Ballet Class
Husbands need to be trained their entire life. We wives can’t ever slack off, ease up. That’s the reality of it. And Pennsylvania German husbands, however good-hearted and loyal people they may be, suck at manners. My husband had a terrible teacher in this department. When we were first married, … Continue Reading Training Husbands- A Life-long Job
It is March. The snow has melted and the soil has dried out enough to til. Time to get the peas in. It is a rite of spring passage. Like witnessing the early morning take off of the migrating snow geese at Middlecreek Wildlife Management’s lake, and watching the wood … Continue Reading The Pleasure of Planting Peas
My son and I went out for a winter walk in the woods this morning. It was a quick walk as he had to get dressed up and drive to Reading for a funeral. A very sad funeral- that of a 25 year old friend who simply sat back on … Continue Reading TRACKS IN THE SNOW
When my husband’s grey hair gets long, it sticks straight out like he inserted his finger into an electrical socket. The tufts of hair above his ears stick out like a clown. He used to have thick, curly dark brown hair that looked gorgeous when it grew long. Back then, … Continue Reading Cutting my Husband’s Hair- A Marriage Time Gauge