Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.




Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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The Simple Woman


Outside my window...
Bitterly cold - the kind of cold that makes the dog refuse to go outside even though we all know that she has to pee badly!

I am thinking...
about the start of our new year and how I really and truly hope to make some positive changes in my prayer life, fitness and homeschool.  The key for me, I think is going to be getting to bed by 10 pm. and up by 5 a.m. If I can make that change I know a lot of good things will come from it!

I am thankful for...
my best friend Twana, who is always there for me and always full of good advice and wisdom.


From the learning rooms...
We continue with The Screwtape Letters and A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court with Gabe in preparation for confirmation.  I am also going to do a unit on the great state of Kansas this week and move on to the circulatory system in science.

From the kitchen...
Chilli for sure!!

I am wearing...
Black pants and red top with black jacket. 

I am creating...
a clean house for the New Year holidays- it looks gorgeous!

I am going...

to rehearsal to night for my last performace with the PT choir for next weekend.  And then my performing responsibilities for the most part, are over for another year. 

I am reading...

The Divine Office for Dodos: A Step-By-Step Guide to Praying the Liturgy of the Hours



I am hoping...
to have a good school week this week and make a dent on the laundry that I have neglected through the holidays!

I am hearing...
kids banging doors.

Around the house...

everyone is watching t.v. or playing. Mr. Pete is grocery shopping and Sam is at mass.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
to ease in back to normal life after the quieter time of the holiday season.


A picture I am sharing:  

january 2010 002





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