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...
just about right temperature wise!
This is how the little Cuyahoga River looked on Sunday.
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I am thinking...
how quickly the summer is passing.

The thrill of victory to the agony of defeat...well maybe not THAT dramatic.

Sunday I had a rehearsal with one of the groups I play for.  I was sight reading a piece of music and the end went up to a very slow, soft, beautiful high E and I absolutely nailed it.  My adrenaline was surging, my heart was pumping, everyone was quiet and the musical director was just standing there pointing at me as if to say, "That's how it's done!"  It was really great!!  Every musician should get a moment like that!

Reality check the next day when the groom for the wedding I was supposed to play for on September 4 called to fire me.  They are getting a string quartet instead.

It is good to remain humble.

I am thankful ...
for my family's good health.

From the learning rooms...
Everyone does math and reading.  Izzy, Noah and Rosie and I are reading next set of Melissa Wiley's Little house series. We have two more states to cover this week and some history.And I am pushing Sam hard on American History 2 for CLEP.We are also hitting the War of 1812 pretty hard this week with my other kids

From the kitchen...
I'm trying some recipes from the Campbell's Kitchen for summer recipes!

I am wearing...
Black capris, maroon T-shirt.

I am creating...
Turkey pasta salad! Yum!

I am going...
to continue exercising.  Did Complete Aerobics and Weight Training today
I am concentrating on a lot of heavy cardio and abs.

I have been downloading the Divine Office onto my MP3 player(and I'm super impressed with myself that I was able to figure THAT out!) and then Mr. Pete and I can pray the office together.  I'm learning to follow the actual prayer book pretty well.

What I have learned though is that if I am going to really get decent and exercise and prayer done in the morning. I am absolutely going to have to get out of bed earlier, which means going to bed earlier.  That's the challenge!

I am reading...
A Simple Guide to the Spiritual Life which is a good read by the way.

I am hoping...
to get to Lake Erie next weekend!

I am hearing...
the humm of the air conditioner.  Unfortunately the insect buzzing that happens around here during the summer is EXACTLY what I hear in my head most of the time.  The bugs just amplify it.  It's really annoying.

Around the house...
would it be possible to finish this last pile of stuff from Mom... sigh... Thinking I should blindfold myself and just put everything in a bag and pitch!

A picture I am sharing:  

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Gabe LOVED that musical birthday card!

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