Truly, I love being a part of this wonderful world with all of you. Our family experienced so many changes this past year that I hope you will understand why I could not properly take you along.
In March we sold our home in Massachusetts, packed up our furniture, books and our chickens and headed to the Midwest to restore and run the historic Northside Cafe' in Winterset, Iowa along with my sister and her husband. We also lived with my sisters' family on their 25-acre hobby farm where we were generously given the master bedroom and bath as our "apartment." Our kids spent the lazy days of summer on their cousins' farm being attended to by grandparents until my sister and I could switch days back and forth to be with the children.
In the throes of it all I finished writing a Charlotte Mason handbook, Mathematics: An Instrument for Living Teaching, which was published by Simply Charlotte Mason and released the end of September. This was an incredible experience for someone that struggled through high school math and I smile often to think how God's strength is made perfect in my weakness. Many thanks go out to the librarians and genealogists from around the world that befriended me and came to my aid as I dug for clues as to how mathematics were truly taught in Charlotte's schools.
We have now moved back to Massachusetts, are in temporary quarters, and will be moving shortly into a "new" c.1850 farmhouse. It will be our third move in a year. As we get settled in, I hope to give some answers to the FAQ's our family receives. Until then, I look forward to catching up with you all.