“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.” -Scott Adams
I’ve let my painting and art-journaling fall by the wayside lately, but I’ll never improve if I don’t get out my books and practice.
from around the web
- 20 Brutally Honest Things Women Turning 40 Want All Women in Their 30’s to Know :: I was going to name a favorite, but these are all good.
- Rigor, Diligence, and What We’re Setting Out to Do :: A great read for those of us planning our homeschool year.
- 5 Secrets of People Whose Homes Are Always Clean :: Number one is huge, and the reason people always seem think my house is clean.
- To the Embarrassed Parent of the Child Pointing at My Daughter :: A must-read for every parent.
- A Ground-breaking New Resource from INFO for Families :: Another great book from my friends Barrett and Jen, but the video in this post is a must-see. Funny — plus Ken shot the video for it!
on the blog (in case you missed ’em):
- Homeschool Plans 2015/16 :: The plan, plus a shout-out to my most-improved student.
- Book-themed Baby Shower Brunch :: Celebrating my grandbaby!
right here at home
The past couple of weeks have been full of a complicated combination of good and hard.
Good included the baby shower, a freshly painted house, a daughter-date with Kathryn, and a few quiet moments here and there.
The hard included major behavior issues with one of the kids, accompanied by questions of how to handle this in the long-term because the status quo isn’t cutting it. Upheaval in the house with work being done. Oral surgery for Kathryn. And upsetting news about an old friend, which hit me really hard for a variety of reasons.
At times, we may feel like we’re pretty close to Having It All Together, but if we’re honest, none of us ever really do. Real life with actual other human beings is just plain messy.
Thankfully, that’s where “grace upon grace” (John 1:16) comes in — or at least, that’s what I’m praying for and counting on.
*Linking up with Kris’s weekly wrap-up.
Wife, mama, homeschooler, dog-wrangler. Introvert who finds joy in good books, sunshine, and authentic conversation. Fitness enthusiast and personal trainer. Often seen with a steaming mug of tea in hand.