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...
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I am thinking...

about how funny life is sometimes.  I remember walking into Cuyahoga Falls General when they had their brand new maternity suite complete with a new Cesarean OR and thinking how I would never ever use that - and then 14 years later,  I ended up having Rosie there via C-section. 

Or how cute the little soccer players at the park were every Saturday - and now I'm head of the league.
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Or how no one in my family ever got cancer and until the last ten years or so that was true - until it wasn't.  

I wonder how many other things like this are in store for me? 

I am thankful...
for all the years I have had and for good health.

In the kitchen...
Mac and cheese for tonight but I'm cooking a turkey tomorrow.

I am wearing...
Gray workout pants and pink T-shirt

I am creating...
Schedules and systems for my remaining children who are homeschooling at home.  I can't decide if it is better to do Izzy's school work first or Rosie's?  Noah is pretty independent although I need to just check up on him a bit. 

I am going...
to be getting up earlier this week to see if starting school closer to 8 would be better than 9.  I also want to get some long walks in before school starts while the weather is still nice. 

I will also be playing my flute in public for the first time in months tomorrow night - starting out small for Eucharist adoration.

I am wondering...
what will happen at my doctor's appointment on Wednesday - a consult before a colonoscopy.  I really don't know any GI doctors in the area but I know a lot of patients get referred to this GI center, so when I made the appointment, I asked the scheduler, "If you were me, who would you pick?"  and that's how I got an appointment with this particular doctor.  So we'll see how it goes.

I am reading...

I am hoping...
  • That I can be on good terms with all of my sons. We made strides in that direction this weekend.  I am learning more and more to swallow my pride and my anger and to just accept the things I cannot change. 
  • That the young women my sons give their hearts to won't break them. 
  • that I have the strength to manage a homeschool group and a soccer league. 
  • that all my children make good choices going forward.
  • that I can get through the next few weeks of cross country and soccer.
  • to start planning a costume for all saints day for Rosie. 
  • that I can endure all of the things I am called to endure - through Christ who strengthens me. 

I am looking forward to...

  • a baby shower at the end of the week, though I have not decided what to get yet. 
  • Rosie's next cross country meet - she was in the top 10 girls of her age group today and it was a big meet with the Cleveland teams!
  • Going shooting and gun shopping with my oldest. 
  • Some quiet time with the Lord in adoration at our church this week.

From the Learning Rooms

  • American Literature short stories for Noah via Bob Jones Press


  • Spelling program per Dr. Holinga for all three kids. 
  • Instacert for History and start American History part 2
  • Apologia Science - Physical for Noah and  Izzy. Creation science Botany for Rosie
  • Saxon math for all with math tutor for Noah.
  • Latin for Homeschoolers for Noah
  • English from the Roots Up for Izzy.
  •  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. 
  • The Long Winter and Prairie Primer for Izzy.
  • Pathway readers for Rosie and the Wand for Language arts.

for Rosie.

Around the house...
Preparing for fall!

I am pondering...
how Mr. Pete would manage homeschooling if anything were to happen to me and I'm starting to think it might be a good idea to put some long-range plans on paper just in case - especially for Rosie.

A favorite quote for today...

It’s not childish to hold on to hope, it’s actually hard, very very hard.
Isobel Stevens from Grey's Anatomy. 

A photo I am sharing...

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  1. isn't it great, that Saturday morning soccer for the kids?!


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