Poetry Tea Time Freewrite

Image by Bikurgurl Poetry Tuesday We don’t really do tea in the summer, but the Biscoff cookies were finally devoured this morning as I pulled out the vintage copy of Paradise Lost I picked up in a second hand Midwest book store a few years ago. What I love about it, aside from it’s beautiful hardbound, Booky smell, are the carefully pencilled annotations of one … Continue reading Poetry Tea Time Freewrite

The Hard Work

Image by Bikurgurl 2019 Bikurgram 2019 Yesterday was a day of doing the hard work of growth in relationships. Of being the grown up to the ‘grown ups’, of standing up to the decades of posturing and unintentional painful words to stop the cycle from continuing. It’s the hard work of adults to protect the children in our lives from facing the same emotional suckerpunches … Continue reading The Hard Work

Happy Easter 2019!

Eggvengers: Egg-game! The ladies of Marvel as told in eggs – our big egg decorating party for Easter! I chose to paint/dye/draw {l-r}: Gamora {Guardians of the Galaxy} Maria Hill {Agents of Shield} Black Widow {Avengers} Shuri {Black Panther} TBD {by you, who should it be? Valkyrie? The Wasp? Nebula?} and Captain Marvel {Captain Marvel}. I am torn on my 6th egg, should it be … Continue reading Happy Easter 2019!

Beloved Notre Dame

My heart breaks… The beautiful Notre Dame de Paris, such an iconic cathedral, burns. We were just there a few months ago, in November 2018. We climbed as high as permitted to the bell tower. It’s magnificence cannot be overstated. The loss … tragic. Architecture….I have been in love with these flying buttresses since I was in the 6th grade. Medieval architecture, the dawn of … Continue reading Beloved Notre Dame

Friday’s ….

Image by Bikurgurl April 12, 2014 One of my ‘memories’ from 5 years ago 🖤 I home educate because I didn’t want to rush, miss the precious moments, and have the time to enjoy building relationships with my children while they were young. I could load them up and take them on adventures near and far with little more coercion than my own enthusiasm. And … Continue reading Friday’s ….

Introductions

Introductions! Hi! I’m Kelly – Welcome to my Blog. Here I am in Lanai, Hawaii ❤ {previously posted, in brief, on my Instagram feed!} My online moniker is Bikurgurl and have been using it for years. Many people ask, ‘Do you ride?’ And the answer is yes! I ride bicycles, and on the back of motorcycles in the past – though maybe I’ll have my … Continue reading Introductions

Not All Who Wander are Lost

Image by Bikurgurl All That is Gold Does Not Glitter All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again … Continue reading Not All Who Wander are Lost

“You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ You owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart

Image by Bikurgurl “You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ you owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart, founder of Bravewriter and author of The Brave Learner As I continue the Kon-Mari of my home, I started listening to the Homeschool Unrefined Podcast and had to listen to Julie’s interview from January 27, 2019. She gives words to my family culture and values: … Continue reading “You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ You owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart

Quarter 15/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!

Another Quarter Cancer Free!

I cannot be considered cancer-free until I’ve received 5 years, or 20 quarters, of quarterly testing within the ‘normal’ limits of the CA-125 antigen reading.

Thank you for your kind thoughts, prayers, and words of support…

Feeling so grateful to be here and share these moments with my children. Focusing on giving myself, and others…

Grace and Space.

Only 5 quarters to go!!

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