Outside my window...
Really cool picture by Tim Fitzwater via the Ohio Group on Flickr. This is about what it looks like here in this unusual February winter - the plants and everything are still lifeless, brown and gray and yet we have no snow and the temperatures are more or less pretty mild!
I am thinking...
that I am going to bite the bullet and give up Diet Coke for Lent.
There I said it.
If Mr. Pete gives up Mountain Dew too we are going to be a grouchy household going through caffeine withdrawal! Nonetheless I don't want to keep spending money for pop and I think I'm finally ready. If you are supposed to give up something that will truly be a sacrifice - this will be a good one for me!
I am thankful for...
for the season of Lent. I love how we get to have this experience of 40 days of meditation, introspection and penance and I can't for the life of me figure out why other Christian Denominations ever thought it was a good idea to give it up!
I am also grateful for my two nieces, Natalie and Mallory. I spent four hours working the Chinese Food booth at the International Festival slinging rice and egg rolls and just generally having a good time. They were fun when they were little kids, but they are a blast as beautiful, intelligent and fun young women. How lucky am I to be their aunt?
From the learning rooms...
Gabe and Noah
- Theology of the Body Course from Homeschool Connections .
- Rosetta Stone Latin 2
- Moby Dick - literature/English
- Gabe finish Unit 7 in Apologia Physical Science and Noah Chapter 2 General Science. (I should mention that Noah already did the last 8 chapters in General Science so he really is just going back to do the chapters he skipped the first time.
- Saxon Math - Algebra I for Gabe, Pre-Algebra for Noah
Gabe Izzy and Noah - Finish French and Indian War and move on to the Revolution.
- Daily reading exercises and curriculum via Diane Craft
- Saxon 6/7
- Anatomy and Physiology Creation Science
- Pathway Reader and workbook
- MCP Phonics
- Saxon math 1
I still have quite a bit of General Tsao Chicken from the parish Sanctuary Society International Festival! Chili and Cheese potatoes tonight with a big dinner planned for tomorrow! and then Lenten meals for Wednesday and Friday - to be determined!
I am wearing...
Gray sweat pants, green shirt and hoodie.
I am creating...
pieces to perform - Irish flute on March 10, Lenten performances of flute with vocal music in March. Also giving my talk to the confirmation candidate girls on Saturday!
I am going...
to get five workouts in this week if it kills me. Got in five in last week and was so thrilled!
Last week I did:
I am reading...
I am hoping...
Noah and Gabe get Moby Dick done by next week. They are indeed reading along with Libra Vox.
I am hearing...
The math tutor working with Gabe!
Around the house...
I have had a piece of drywall on my front porch for six months. Mr. Pete bought it and put it there. I told him that one way or another, it's out of there this week! Same goes for the old car in the driveway by the garage - move em or lose em!!
Picture I am Sharing
My nice nieces and me working the Chinese Booth!