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yarnalong

I came to a place with the last cowl where I felt I had made too many mistakes and it needs to be frogged- mostly because I didn’t use a stitch marker. I’ve cast on again, this time with a much thicker, bulkier yarn on a larger size of needle. It has been going much better and faster, and I can’t wait to finish it. I never ever thought I’d get to wear it at this point, but there is still snow on the ground and strange weather all around, so I think it will see some use before it gets tucked away for the fall.

I just finished And the Skylark Sings with Me – Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-BasedΒ by David Albert. I really, really enjoyed this one, perhaps more than I was expecting to. I’ve read many, many homeschooling books over the years and I wasn’t particularly interested in reading another. This one was just so interesting to me- as much as I’ve read about interest-lead, project-based education, for some reason, this book helped meΒ understand what it looked like. I should say, it’s not your typical ‘how-to-homeschool’ book either. It’s more of a memoir than anything else. I’m about a quarter of the way into Sarah’s Key. I can already tell this will be an uncomfortable book (dealing with the French treatment of Jews during World War II), and yet at the same time I can’t put it down. I want to know what happens next, even though I know the answer. Very good so far.

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2 Comments

  • Christine @ Glory to God

    Hello Joy. My daughter has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease that often starts, for girls, before age 3. My daughter is 5 but was diagnosed at 2.5 years old. One form of it can cause strange daily or intermitten fevers, but there are usually swollen joints somewhere too. I noticed you mentioned they are looking at autoimmune issues. Did they mention JRA, per chance? I am saying a prayer that this is a short-lived viral problem only!

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