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...

I am thinking...

about the late great Shirley Temple.  My mother introduced me to her movies when I was a little girl and I introduced them to my girls too.  When Shirley was happy and dancing, so were we.  But who could keep a sad lump out of their throat when poor little Shirley was sad.

I am thankful...
that all of Ms. Temple's works are easily available online or on DVD so that new generations of children will know her work and enjoy them as past generations have.

In the kitchen...
Tonight we had hamburger with a marinara sauce served on flat bread for the family, and special coconut flat bread for me.  The flat bread didn't turn out very well although it still tasted good.  That is the first recipe out of this book that didn't work out well.  All the others have been great!

I am wearing...
Brown workout pants, black knit top and my discount store winter jacket that is keeping me very warm tonight!

I am creating...
Today Rosie and I made

Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadtte

I am going...
  • to get my medical transcription done
  • be diligent in my prayer time. 
  • practice my flute.
  • Write some blog posts.
  • Get in four workouts. Today I did  -

    I am reading...


    From the Learning Rooms...

    Spelling program per Dr. Holinga for all three kids. We were pilot families for her program last year and it is finally going to be available to the public as Spelling U See.

    AP U.S. History and American History course from For Such a Time as This,

    American History
    Lectures in American History from the Great Courses.

    Noah  Excellence in Writing Course. 

    Runkle Geography for Izzy.  Learning the countries in Europe.

    Apologia Science -  Izzy. Creation science Botany for Rosie  Noah is finished with Physical Science and will be concentrating now on preparing for the AP History test.

    Noah and Izzy doing Geometry with Mr. D.  Rosie doing Saxon math with me. 

    We Finished Billy Budd. Hope and watched the 1962 movie this week! 

    In lieu of reading the Crucible, we watched that as well.  I think plays are better to actually watch than just read and since the screenplay was also by Aurthur Miller, this seemed like a good compromise.

    • Latin for Homeschoolers for Noah
    • English from the Roots Up for Izzy.
    •  Diane Craft reading program for Izzy.  She is about to start the very last Merrill Reader.  I am so happy with the improvement that she has made since we started this program.
    • Little House on the Prairie and Prairie Primer for Izzy.  Starting the Happy Golden Years.Izzy and I are LOVING this book. Almanzo and Laura are engaged!
    • Pathway readers for Rosie and the Wand for Language arts.
     Busy Times
    A few plans for the rest of the week:
    Get started on my taxes!
    A photo to share...

    Izzy finished her cake class.  This is her final cake - almost too pretty to eat!


    1. It's so sad about Ms. Temple-Black. Don't forget about her outstanding work as a diplomat. In some ways her later life while much less publicised was more interesting than her days as a starlet.

    2. Oh I agree - I think it would have been very interesting to be the chief of protocol for the United States government!


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