We went shopping last week to Patagonia, our favorite family and outdoor clothing company. For all the reasons why you can read 4 reasons we shop at Patagonia over at ADVENTUREinPROGRESS. We always go with a list and an envelope of cash. We buy as much as we can from that list with what's in the envelope. Damien's in charge of the family clothing and shoe purchases and I love it. One area of home management I don't have to think about is like a gift.
But Daddy wasn't in charge of this purchase. Celine had her own money to spend and found, although she wasn't really looking, a sweeter-than-sweet knit cap. She tried on a bunch and settled on the blue/grey with brown trim "Nordic Lid". I had a blast taking photos of my little model looking for and trying on hats. Where does this beautiful girl come from?
For the first time in our homeschool history one of our kids has a driving, fairly long-term goal that they are working towards. And this self-directed goal is shaping her curriculum and schedule this year.
CBT was recommended to me by a dear trail friend last year. I'm reading this book to train myself to spot errors in my thinking, tackle toxic thoughts, and refocus and retrain my awareness. Big part of Project Home & Healing.
I usually avoid stories like these, the subject matter being too heartbreaking. But this book hasn't dragged me down the way some slavery historical fiction does. Probably because Aminata is such a strong character. Canadian author.
The first book in the series, but number 4 for me (I've been reading them out of order). Having read the last book I wonder if Penny thought out the whole series with book 1 because you see the seeds of book 10.
Enthralling alternative history, fantasy version of early 19th century America. A past-that-wasn't; a land hauntingly familiar in the throes of territorial dispute and conquest, religion and folklore, industry and invention.
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