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Bonnie Rush  Nourished living • homeschooling 3 • real food advocate • community focused • 📱only • San Diego, CA 🌿

First day of CC challenge A for 7th grade! We are new to all of this so we'd love your prayers, happy thoughts, and advice on succeeding and thriving in this program. 😆 I have definitely been (VERY) resistant to the memorizing methods of CC and the approach to information vs a more organic learning environment, but I'm excited for her to learn and grow this year as a human with other kids her age. This was her choice to join and I remain committed to the idea that I told myself I'd listen to her school desires from 7th grade forward. One of the most widely spoken regrets I've heard from graduated homeschoolers looking back is that they wished they had more differing opportunities for friendship and community. So, here I am with a desire to listen to what my daughter needs, even though it feels uncomfortable. Prayers for my heart, friends. My goal is for her to still love learning and to make homeschooling friends, but to not get squashed by the memorizing or time commitment. 😳 Here we go! Send any tips and words of encouragement you have! Yes, those are her books in the rolling crate. Yes, she is WAY cooler than I ever was...or am? 😆

Complaining doesn't get you very far around these parts. Also, I'd like to use this photo of my son washing windows to ask for your help with recommendations for lighting options. There are 4 chandeliers in this room and I'd like them all to be both pretty and able to give off a LOT of light. Thanks!

"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
Romans 12:9-12
This verse convicted me today in my own life and relationships. How short we fall sometimes of loving after we have been forgiven so much. I also prayed these words for Charlottesville and anyone grieving from racial mistreatment and discrimination. I am so sorry for what is happening to you. May you feel the comfort of Jesus and love DEEPLY so that you can experience FREEDOM from your pain. 💛

Life skill for all of my kiddos to learn before leaving home: How to make pizza dough (we used einkorn and spelt with Bobby Flay's recipe). I'm trying to sneak him in the kitchen more when Faith isn't looking. 😆

She blesses me with her love, servant nature, and also with gazpacho.👌🏻

Satisfying meal. The boys especially loved the exoskeletons being left on the lobsters. 😂 (ingredients in last post)

Lobsters are ready to steam with some garden fresh tarragon. 🌿Summer veg (corn and zucchini) in some bone broth with sautéed onions and garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped parsley, chopped tarragon, paprika and s & p. Creme fraiche will go in at the end. 👌🏻Dinner is looking pretty yummy. ✨

I love meeting IG friends in real life that are just as lovely and easy-going as you thought they'd be. 💛 Thank for doing the trial and error for us so that we can learn the faster way to natural dying success, Rachel!

Natural dyeing samples of: cochineal, hibiscus, avocado pit, marigold, turmeric, and onion skin. What a gift to be taught a new skill by the lovely Rachel. ✨@smileandwave. Thanks for hosting us in your space, @elisejoy. ✨

This photo is to share the tale of how I diligently protected my corn from thieving rats for months by covering them with slotted bags and rubber bands, only to find out this week that I apparently planted corn made for drying into popcorn kernels. I guess my dreams of chowder, succotash, and buttered cobs just went out the window. Sometimes you just have to 🤷🏼‍♀️.

A few things that made me smile this week:
•a baby monarch caterpillar on our milkweed
•my youngest decided he wanted to try out being some of his favorite animals. He would close himself in a dark room to "sleep" during the day.😂
•my weekly chat with my 84 year old neighbor about books we are reading, parenting, and government.
•an ice maker we thought was broken but is now working again. Huge for us because it feels like EVERYTHING is breaking right now.
•good hugs from good friends
•brown butter gee truffles ✨

Build your own seafood kebab night.👌🏻

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