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 blessed we have been this fall to have such lovely weather! 

I am thankful...

for my life.

In the kitchen...
Pot Roast for dinner tomorrow with veggies.  

I am wearing...
My favorite raspberry colored sweat suit that I love, but only wear around the house.

I am creating...
a halloween costume for Rosie, although Calvin's girlfriend Sarah is helping her shop for that.  I also have a saint costume for her so she will have Trick Or Treating and All Saints Day both covered!

I am going...
to try to walk when my girls, (Rosie, Izzy, Sarah) and Noah are running in training for the Thanksgiving Run.  Other than that I will be digging out the workout videos and starting up in the basement again during the cold weather. Which is probably a good thing because I need to do more arm and core work.

I am reading...

I am hoping...
  • That I can be on good terms with all of my sons.
  • 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.
  • To finally get this UC flare finished and in the past. 
  • that I can get through the next few weeks of soccer.
  • coming up with something to do for All Saints Day  
  • that I can endure all of the things I am called to endure - through Christ who strengthens me. 

I am looking forward to...
  • A week without any mandatory sports practices.
  • Practicing my flute again.
  • A new family member.
  • All Saints Day!

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 for Noah.  Also starting the American History course from For Such a Time as This. American History
  • Noah finishing up Easy Grammar so we can start the Literature portion of For Such a Time as This.
  • Runkle Geography for Izzy
  • Apologia Science - Physical for Noah and  Izzy. Creation science Botany for Rosie
  • Noah got an A for his Algebra I!  Now on to Geometry with the math tutor, Mr. D!
  • Finishing The Pearl by Steinbeck with Izzy and 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.

I am learning...

All about this weird world of ulcerative colitis.  It seems to me that my symptoms are very, very mild compared to some of the stuff I have been reading online.  Which further makes me question why I need to take such heavy hitting medications. 

I've added some interesting links on the topic in my Delicious files. 

I am pondering...

something that happened on facebook this week.  A kid that I was FB friends with, called his mother a bitch because she took away his video games.  Seriously. And both my son and my godson rode to his mother's defense.  I was very, very proud of both of them for taking the time and trouble to take him to task for this, in a friendly but firm manner.

Of course he de-friended both of them, but at least he had to read their thoughts first!

A few plans for the rest of the week:

A young friend of mine that I have been trying to share helpful hints about labor and childbirth, is due this week.  I'm soooo excited for her and can't wait to meet this wee little one.
A photo I am sharing...

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