My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Outside my window...
Wet and Muddy!

I am thinking...
I wish I hadn't procrastinated in getting a mass said for Mom on her birthday. I have been looking at the church bulletin and it never seemed as if every day was taken for mass, but I went in today to sign up for mom's birthday and the entire week was taken!! I got one as close as I could though.


I am thankful for...
a little 4 year old girl that makes watching movies again like Fantasia truly an event! I am so glad that we had this little girl, even in our late 40s. So happy that we didn't let the loss of her little brother keep us from trying again. Raising her, at this time in my life is one of the best things I have ever done.

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. We move on to Iowa and Nebraska this week and review the circulatory system!  Gabe completes Chapter 5 in General Science.i sat down with Sam and organized all of his work.  I added the assignment of reading through the Bravewriter Help for High School Course and we are going to pick up American History from 1877.

From the kitchen...
Turkey soup or Turkey Noodle Casserole - can't decide.

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

I am creating...
a better portfolio for Sam.

I am going...
to finish emptying the last few boxes in my car from mom.  After that I have until the end of February to finish emptying the storage area. I made friend with the manager at the storage place though, and he told me if I need a little more time to just let him know. We bonded over eBay war stories of bad buyers and deceitful sellers!  I think he'd give me half a month free if I asked him, but I don't think I'll need it.  I think I can be out of there the end of the month.

I am reading...

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



Farewell, Jackie: A Portrait of Her Final Days.   I actually finished this book.  Very sad but inspiring at the same. time.  I still see many qualities in Jacqueline Kennedy that I would like to emulate, but as I was reading through it she actually reminds me a lot of my sister!  which was surprising.

I am hoping...
to get a bunch of The Firm Tapes that I managed to get off of eBay this week! I'm working out a little schedule for myself!


I am hearing...
The Printer.



Around the house...

Quiet - it's after lunch.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
finish cleaning my office, hit my goal for my typing and getting a lot of laundry done!

A picture I am sharing:  
Rosie Playing with her Doll House -
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