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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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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