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Good Bones By Maggie Smith Life is short, though I keep this from my children. Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways, a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways I’ll keep from my children. The world is at least fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative estimate, though I keep this from my children. For every bird there is a stone thrown at a bird. For every loved child, a child broken, bagged, sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world is at least half terrible, and for every kind stranger, there is one who would break you, though I keep this from my children. I am trying to sell them the world. Any decent realtor, walking you through a real shithole, chirps on about good bones: This place could be beautiful, right? You could make this place beautiful.

Saturday 7

1. Our church cancelled services today due to the ice storm that blew through. It was nice to have a slow-paced Sunday morning... but it didn't stop us from getting out in it for a hike this afternoon! We met us with some friends and tramped through the icy snowy forest wonderland for a couple hours. Lovely to be out, but also lovely to come back to our warm home (with the wood fire that I'd loaded up right before we left bellowing out toasty warm air that we could all crowd around. :))

2. School is going well. I can't believe we are well into February already. The big kids are thriving at their charter school up the road from us and the little ones are mostly enjoying homeschool... I think all they actually really like is reading history aloud together, haha. We recently finished The Door in the Wall and The Light at Tern Rock and I have to say, I love the literature that Sonlight has in their curriculum. I think I love the books we read just as much as the kids do! ;)

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Saturday 7

1. Will went to "glow night" last night at Sky Zone (a trampoline park) with three friends from school from 8-10. This "teenagers out late doing their own thing" thing is a little weird! But he also worked 7.5 hours today washing dishes at our local cafe. He works hard and plays hard. :)

2. The younger two slept over at a friend's last night so Dan and I were home alone with Hallie for the evening. She and I watched Akeelah and the Bee-- which was really good!

3. This morning after Will left for work Hallie and I went to run errands ... and got manicures while we were at it! Seize the moment, right? We got Dunkin too... it's so much fun having a tween girl to do these things with!

4. Olivia's cheer squad happened to be cheering during Tristan's b-ball game today, which meant we could all be at Upwards for only one game! That doesn't happen often. :)

5. This afternoon after his game, Tristan and 5 neighborhood boys played hockey on the lake for a…