:february reads:

Some of these I already started, but here is my current read pile. Don’t ask what’s on my to-be-read pile. That list is long and exhausting.


Fearless Writing by William Kenower

This one I started just before NaNoWriMo, but once I began writing I stopped reading everything. It’s time to finish it.


The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe. I saw this one recommended on YouTube. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at some lettering, and starting with your own handwriting seemed like a good place to begin. Also,….


The Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship by “the Spencerian Authors”

…getting into very formal handwriting and fountain pens makes for a need to be unstructured.


Dough Nation: A Nurse’s Memoir of Celiac Disease form Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism by Nadine Greskowiak RN, BSN, CEN

This one I am half way through. My son is a celiac. I need to educate myself about this because not all doctors know or understand this disease in the United States.

:the run around:


This week we are starting back into our homeschooling schedule along with the schooled kids.

For me, that means coordinating driving, meals, playtime, and planning new things for us to do. Whoever called this homeschooling needs his head examined.

We are never home.

The good thing, at my kids’ ages, is I end up doing a lot of waiting around. So I am using that time to plan my own autodidactic learning.

As I have watched my kids learn in unconventional ways, I am fascinated by the possibilities open to anyone who just puts in the effort. That’s not to say it’s easy. Jobs, spouses, kids, friends, community all vie for our attention daily. I know I get to the end of some days and I feel like I haven’t stopped to breathe, let alone tried to do something for myself.

So, I am grateful for times like today when I could sit and sip a coffee and start the reading journal I kept meaning to begin.

I’m also looking for some good recommendations. Do you have any?