Wednesday, August 15, 2012

One Of Those Posts...

I have so much to say these days but very few words seem to come out when I sit down to write.  I have not been able to sit down and write lately but the blog posts go on in my head.  I have been toying with the idea of ditching the blog all together....




No dramatic reason, just hard to fit it in.  I could go on to say I am SO busy that I just have no time to do this anymore, but it is more like I have time to do certain things and lately blogging has not been winning any sit down time.  But I know Pete's mom, Aunt Donna, and my mom like to see the kids.  And I really dig taking pictures of them...




DSC_2337 Plus...what would I do when I finished knitting something and I make one of the kids put it on to take 400 pictures of it...where would all that excitement go to. worries Aunt Donna..I will be here whenever I can be.

I remember when I first started blogging I was CRAZY about it.  I would go running, think up new posts, stop running and jot a note down on my i-touch....those were the days.  I would have all this deep stuff to share while I was running...then I would actually make a post and it would mostly be about my kids eating dirt and not letting me take their picture enough.  My thoughts seem so much more clear when I am no where NEAR a computer.



Now, in 2012 I have more pictures than words.  Ideas are there but time is not.




And speaking of pictures..there are only 45 more to go....




We packed up on Sunday morning, after we walked on the deck for coffee and realized the air was dry and the breeze was refreshing.  We did the usual..."Where do you want to go?"  Pete decided ...


Right in our backyard ....well..kinda.  About 5 minutes away.



Such amazing history.  How can you even imagine the hundreds of soldiers storming this field. DSC_2416




;Actual people living in their homes WATCHING the soldiers charging their house.  How lucky are we?  How much people have done for me..for us.



To be here...close to so much of what has made this country what it is humbles me.


I imagine this post is pretty disjointed.  I have written it over several days.  My days have been distracted this week. I have been busy working pretty hard on 2 things...


First thing I am drowning in right now is Latina Christiana II.  Last year Emily breezed through Latin with very little help from me...then me, the brilliant mother,  shelved all school for 12 weeks.  Now starting Latin up has been a bit bumpy.  She comes to me for help and I am TOTALLY clueless...well..actually..I have gotten myself a lot less clueless in the past few days.  It takes time to cram a whole year of Latin into a week to help answer questions.



I have managed to figure out the first 3 verb conjugation and  irregular verb conjugation.  My goal tomorrow is to nail down Noun Declensions.  Not knowing something and feeling helpless is not fun.  But I will say that figuring it out, knowing what you are looking and being able to help feels pretty refreshing...and dare I was kinda fun.  It was a challenge this week to have her ask questions, me have no idea, and then figure them out.

The second thing that kept me busy was finishing a shawl so I could start on my new project.  That I finished.  I thought this post had plenty of pictures.  So I will spare you from 100 pictures of me and my shawl for today.





  1. such darling photos, you have the most beautiful children. i do know how you feel about blogging. i've found it works best for me when inspiration (and time) hits. i think it's amazing how much you do, be gentle with yourself.

    oh, and no sitka. we'll be in fairbanks, denali, talkeetna, anchorage, hubbard glacier, glacier bay, skagway, juneau, ketchikan and vancouver. how cool that you lived there!

    can't wait to see your shawl lisa!

    1. Thanks Lori. I loved living in Alaska. We did so much there. It is amazing. Juneau and Ketican are nice too. Have a great time. I can't wait to see your pictures.

  2. We love Civil War Battlefields much history...and I love that you're teaching Latin...I used to teach Latin in the public school many schools have dropped it from their curricula...simply for lack of qualified teachers...

    ~Have a lovely day!

    1. That is cool you used to teach Latin. I think it helps with so many other areas of learning and thinking. Sometimes I struggle with keeping us into it. But I am motivated to keep up with it.

  3. Miss you girl!! I completly understand the want and desire to blog and just the inability!! Ha, oh how things have changed :) Can't wait to catch up - I think I'll go write two lines on my blog before everyone wakes up :)

  4. Awwwww. I was hoping for at least 1 or 20 pictures of the shawl, you're such a tease :)! I just finished my first shawl (no blog post about it yet though). Found your blog through Ginny's Yarn Along and love your posts, whenever they come.

  5. It took me a few days to get here but I want to say, "Please don't stop!" I enjoy your posts, your honesty, your fabulous knitting! And those darling babies! I wish we were neighbors because my daughter would love your girlies! And I could get lots of baby fixes.