My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II

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Simple Woman

Outside my window...
Winter's Shadow
Winter has finally come

I am thinking...
about Izzy and how she is still struggling with her reading. So last week I started using Dianne Craft's reading program, hoping that the right brain/left brain exercises will help her to read with more ease.  Ms. Craft suggests the Merrill Reading books, but I have had a tough time finding them.  After getting level A on e-bay  I found another buyer who wanted $183 for level C!!  I finally found level B at, although it seems that D, E and F are going to be easier to find at discount prices.  I may have to pay $20 for level C but that's a far cry from $183.

I am thankful for...
for good health and a happy family.

From the learning rooms....
I am going to try to mold my homeschool day to look something like this:
Gabe and Noah get up around 7 a.m. , eat breakfast, walk the dog etc. then do an hour of math and and hour of science. Then they settle down for their classes on Homeschool Connections  in Apologetics, Latin Boot Camp and eventually History. While they are doing that, I go through all of Izzy and Rosie's work and then we come together at the end of the day for History.  That would be an awesome day!

From the kitchen...
Potato soup -(a special request from Mr. Pete)
Shepherd's pie.
Three way chili
Tuna casserole

I am wearing...
Black skirt, black shirt, black sweater and boots.

I am creating...
Some art projects for Rosie - stay tuned!

I am going...
 I am doing this one at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow... ugh!
I am reading...

Homeschooling with Gentleness: A Catholic Discovers Unschooling

I am hoping...
to have a good school week, particularly with Izzy and her right brain retraining and reading remediation. I am also hoping that Sam writes his check to College Plus.  I want him to have full responsibility for his own education. I would also love it if he would take the Analyzing Literature test over again!

I am hearing...
Stirrings in the kitchen...

Around the house...
Hoping to get started on my taxes and be a better manager of my money for 2012!  Also need to pull up and dust off the old Pre-Cana speech.  Need to present it again next month.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Just to get homeschooling back on track, keep the house up and try to get four workouts in this week to meet the weight goal I have for the end of January!
    A Picture I am Sharing:
My creation
My daughter and my great-grandmother. Resemblance?


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