• Life,  Writing

    Writing updates + the beach + polaroid pictures

    Hello, people. A few items of business to bring us up-to-date: we went to the beach! I’m still alive, I promise. I’m still a writer even if it doesn’t seem like it.   Okay let me be honest here. Writing has not been coming easily. in fact, I haven’t written anything fictional besides the (very very) occasional flash fiction. it’s been hard. I don’t know why I haven’t been able to write. I thought I had gotten over my burnout, but I guess I didn’t. I’m still struggling with it. I’ve been writing more, though. I’m writing a story in a notebook for the first time in a long time,…

  • Homeschooling

    Day Trip to Old Salem

    We went to Old Salem in North Carolina yesterday. It was once a community of Moravians who immigrated from Germany for religious freedom. Lots of fun and really interesting. Definitely recommended. It took us five(ish) hours to get there and five more to get back. Here are some pictures. Because…¬†why not? Hope before we left. Breakfast. Because breakfast is awesome. And I know you all wanted to see a picture of it. My writing gear. Not that I actually got much done… I did, however, manage to read three books: a book about CIA special weapons and equipment (I know. I’m weird.), Trixie Belden No. 11 (surprise!) and The Storybook…

  • Homeschooling

    Field Trip to Dover Cemetery

    Today we went up to Dover Cemetery as a spur-of-the-moment trip with some friends. It’s a really interesting place, but sad because it’s so run down. Everything is grown over with little pine trees. Some of the gravestones were unreadable, and others were just rocks stuck in the ground to mark a grave. We paid attention to the dates of birth and death. Some of the children buried there died at only a few months old. Another girl was fourteen. These rocks were piled over what we assumed was another grave. Fascinating… Besides the fact that I love history and looking at all the graves was very interesting, we had…