100 Word Wednesday: Week 134

Image by Bikurgurl Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! I’ve been traveling and taking a social media break – I’ve missed seeing you on Instagram and here, but look forward to catching up with you this summer! Miss me? Feel free to post stories linked to previous 100 Word Wednesday images — … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 134

Deep in Planning

Image by Bikurgurl Deep in Planning So putting together the planning doesn’t start wit making a calendar, oh no…it starts with knowing my children. It starts with knowing their interests, goals, dreams, dislikes…it proceeds to what I’d like to weave into our year and what our long-term plan is for college readiness. The long term plan is more like a framework, not a directive. It’s … Continue reading Deep in Planning

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