I am the wife of a wonderful man who brought me into the Catholic Church through prayer and gentle perseverance, and who puts up with a lot of crazy mood swings. We have 6 beautiful children, though it seems odd to say "children" when half of them are grown, and two of them are living on their own! I'm in my 19th year of homeschooling, but I have only 2 students left at home, and they have begun attending a hybrid-homeschool 2-3 days per week. I am a slightly obsessed knitter who has several projects on needles at any given time, and many more on the "wish list". I enjoy creating beauty, whether through knitting, cooking, painting, or sewing. I'm enjoying my 2 days "off" each week, while I struggle with the reality of a nest that's getting emptier and emptier. Together with my family, we're trying to figure out how live In The World but not be Of The World.