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...

April 2013 171

I am thinking...
my feelings are a little hurt...I'll get over it. 

I am thankful...
for life's little experiences.  I have mostly been successful in my life- mostly.  But the failures, when they have happened, have been colossal.  Still, I learned from each one of them.  At least I tried and found out I was a failure- which is better than spending years wondering if I would have been successful!  With failure at least you know the answer to that question and can move on to the next thing without pining for what might have been. 

From the learning rooms...

  • Gabe and Noah are reading The Grapes of Wrath! 

  • Spelling program per Dr. Holinga for all four kids. 
  • Instacert for History and start American History part 2
  • American History at Homeschool Connections Recorded Courses.  Finished the Great Depression Class. Watched Night and Fog with my high school students. 
  • Apologia Science - Physical for Noah, Biology for Gabe, and  General for Izzy.
  • Saxon math for all with math tutor for Gabe and Noah.
  • Rosetta Stone Latin 3 - for Noah and Gabe
  • Diane Craft reading program for Izzy.  Ms. Craft is coming to Ohio next month and I definitely want to ask her what the next step should be for Izzy's improvement. 
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake.
  • Pathway readers for Rosie and the Wand for Language arts.
  • Little House in the Highlands for Rosie

From the kitchen...
I'm not quite sure yet - I know that I am going to have to plan so very quick and easy dinners for next week.  Might be time to start grilling?

I am wearing...
Black pants and pink  T-shirt.

I am creating...
a curriculum for next year for Gabe.  The boy needs to do somethings with his hands so I'm thinking about having him re-do the kitchen cabinets and walls and creating a course description for it  I really think that would be a good experience for him and it would be nice to have an uplifted kitchen!  I know he has to take Government next year and I would also like him to do typing.

I am going...
work out in the morning- probably by getting Noah up and having him run/walk - since we are not going to be able to do that at night next week. Have to work in some abs and arm work though.  Last fall my left shoulder was almost frozen - it hurt so much to move!  and now since I have been actively working in  upper body work with weights it is almost 90%.  and absolutely no pain now at all at night.

I am reading...


I am wondering...
Photo: My latest visit to the secret garden.
where this picture was shot?  It was circulating on facebook last week but I don't know the origin.  It's strikingly beautiful.  I just love old cemeteries with beautiful statuary.

I am Hoping...
to get the life insurance policy that I applied for finished - forgot how invasive that can be!! But I want to be sure the other kids, especially the younger ones are protected just in case anything ever happened to me.

I am Looking Forward To...
hearing the choir sing in competition on Thursday. Gabe is playing the congas for one piece.  Here's a video of it from a few years ago.

I am hearing...
the buzz in my left ear and a fan humming in the window - and Mr. Pete trudging upstairs to show me his new haircut!  Very nice Mr. Pete!

A Picture I am Sharing...

Izzy and Rosie now and then

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  1. Enjoyed the form you used for your entries...and your pictures are really great! Looking forward to visiting again soon!


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