Showing posts from February, 2016

Late Night Reading

I haven't fallen off the face of the planet. I just haven't been blogging. Or rather I haven't been finishing my rough drafts and publishing my posts. I wanted to "catch up" on the Blogging Through the Alphabet hosted by my friends Cristi and Meg so I started doing some Alphabetical Collections. Sometimes I don't sleep well. No scratch that, many nights I don't sleep well and I end up awake for hours in the middle of the night. I finally wised up and instead of tossing and turning, I've started bringing my Kindle to bed. I crawl into bed with my Kindle and I read until I am sleepy enough to drift off. Before heading to sleeptown, I slide my Kindle over to the edge of the bed. It's in reach for when I wake up 3 to 4 to 5 hours later. For those nights when I wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning and can't seem to fall back to sleep right away, I reach for my Kindle and I read. These late night reading sessions provide a way to stay relaxed a

Another Alphabetical Collection H, I, J

I got hopelessly behind in trying to do Blogging through the Alphabet with Cristi and Meg but last week I decided I would attempt to do Alphabetical Collection posts and maybe eventually I'll be on the same letter. Or not. Maybe when they finish, they'll do another round and I can try again! H ~ Today H is for Here to Help Learning .  The crew is currently reviewing this Homeschool Writing Curriculum. I might even write a review. Supergirl is using the Flight 1 Level Launch into Paragraph Writing.  We're learning about the writing the process from Brainstorming to Publish. If you are looking for a fun way to teach paragraph writing check out Here to Help Learning. Look for the Crew reviews in early March! I ~ I is for Icons. I've been reflecting on how different my views of icons are today than they were 7 years ago. Today, February 14th is the calendar date of my family's reception into the Orthodox Church. That was 6 years ago. A year before that I was re

An Alphabetical Collection: E, F, G

I am seriously behind in blogging. Where oh where did the time go?  Yes, I set blogging aside just before the Holidays. It didn't start out intentional. I still have several drafts of posts that I intended to polish and publish. Maybe they'll see the light of day someday. I thought I would do something easy like a Random Five since I am typing this on Friday but I think instead I'm going to stick with the letter theme.  I made it through the letter D so here I'll pick up E, F, and G. Maybe I'll get through all the letters at some point. E.   Electricity ~ Electricity is something that I take for granted. We rarely lose power and when we do it is often only out for an hour or less. We've had some longer stretches and, in December during the darkest weeks, we lost power for over 6 hours. In the big picture that isn't a long time but it felt like eternity (see another E word!) when I realized how completely dependent we are on electricity.  We couldn&#