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...
So a few weeks ago we had those big old, dangerous Maple trees removed from our front yard. That really tore up what little grass we had. After that I knew I didn't want to try to plant more grass. Grass needs to be taken care of and mowed and I wanted something that took less care but looked great. So when Mr. Pete was digging trenches in front of the house, he tore up some English Ivy that we have growing along the side of the house. The big shovel just tossed it in the air and it landed in a flop. I didn't do anything with it, but soon enough it had re-established itself!

Aday in July 2011 155

So I just loosened the dirt in the front and planted English Ivy around our new tree. Hopefully in a few weeks it will look as lush!
Aday in July 2011 154

Aday in July 2011 153

I am thinking...
about the upcoming school year and how I should probably start planning for it!  We are going to finish American History and then go back and to world history.  I am a little anxious about our portfolio review coming up.

I am thankful ...
that after all of these years, I really have a lot of resources available to me.  One of the blessings of a large family is that I can continue to re-use things like math books!
From the learning rooms...
  • Finishing up on Reconstruction.
  • Taking a history test
  • Continue math and Latin
  • Hopefully some science tests this week too.
  • Start to work more with Izzy on writing - especially to her new pen pal.
From the kitchen...
Thinking hamburgers on the grill for tomorrow and perhaps taco salad on Tuesday. 

I am wearing...
A very cute denim dress I got for $3 at the Village Discount store.  It has pretty embroidered flowers and birds on it and is very, very comfortable.
I am remembering:
to pray and to be thankful.
I am creating...
a new front lawn.  We did NOT go with grass because grass needs to be watered a lot, mowed and cared for.  Instead I have invested in sime English Ivy plants and have one side of the yard in that.  Hopefully it will fill in and look better before the end of the season and in a few years it will be full and lush.

I am going...
to a county fair to hear the kids' band play.  They have been so awesome at getting gigs for themselves.

I am reading...

I am hoping...
Mr. Pete gets his side job done soon because I am really, really, really tired of these 14 hour work days! 

Around the house...
Not much planned for this week, but hope to have the inside of the house in good order by next week including the laundry room.

Pictures I am sharing:

Mary Bulgrin 2nd place woman - Inaugural Race for Life 5K
This is a shot I took of a friend of mine running in the Run for Life 5K last weekend. I sent it to her and she said she usually doesn't like pictures of herself running but she loved this one and even put it as her FB picture. That really made me happy. I think what I love about photography is it lets me be part of the action, without being part of the action! Although, when you are shooting cross country or 5Ks you do a lot of running of your own from place to place trying to get the best shots!

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