Advent and Christmas Resources and Link Up

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Outside my window...
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The view of the sky from the pumpkin patch this weekend.

The pumpkin launcher.
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The van destroyed by the pumpkin launcher!
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I am thinking...
about the costumes I need to get ready for the All Saints Day Party we will be attending this weekend. Izzy is going as St. Veronica and Noah is thinking of G.K Chesterton!

I am thankful ...
that the busy sports season is just about over!  Sports is immediately followed by the busy music season, which leads us into the busy Christmas season - the cycles of the busy year.
From the learning rooms...
Sam started Pre-Calc and says it is amazingly difficult!. He will be taking the Analyzing literature CLEP test hopefully by the end of next week or the next.  Here's a sample. Gabe needs to put more time in his math program ALEKS and start Saxon Algebra 1/2 . Noah is plugging along in Saxon 67 and Izzy in 54.  Gabe and Noah are plugging away at reading Robinson Crusoe .  I finally broke down and got them the book on tape.  They were following along on Libra Vox but said the reader there was too slow.  And although I did point out that they could read it on their own, since they are 2/3 of the way done, I thought this might move it along a bit faster. They are also enjoying Rosetta Stone Latin.   More on to the pre-Civil war years in History and more DNA in science.


From the kitchen...
Still loving the the Campbell's Kitchen site a bit more  came upon their budget recipes - take a look!

I am wearing...
black pants and black shirt.

I am remembering:
Mama - always.  Raphael's 8th birthday is coming up too. 

I am creating...
All Saints Day costumes this week with Izzy. She wants to go as St. Veronica.  We have to get paint so that she can paint her veil of Christ's face.

I am going...
It's so hard to find time to exercise when I'm homeschooling.  It was so much easier over the summer! Epic fail again last week.
I am reading...
A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of LearningA Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning

Architects of Ruin: How big government liberals wrecked the global economy---and how they will do it again if no one stops themArchitects of Ruin: How big government liberals wrecked the global economy---and how they will do it again if no one stops them


BOOBS. A Bunch of Outrageous Breast-Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories of Courage.
I am hoping...
to get some practice time with my flute this week as well. 
I have to re-learn Riu Riu Chiu  and Celtic Advent Carol

I am hearing...
the air conditioner-actually turned it on again!
Around the house...
pumpkin carving with pictures to come

A picture I am sharing:  
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