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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Sunny, warm, beautiful - perfect barefoot weather!

I am thinking...
about or busy, busy weekend.
Started out with some homeschool get together where we actually went to the park and saw some of the fattest catfish ever!
Feeding the hungry catfish- ARCHE in the Park


Saturday Soccer
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and doing an overnight with this cutie!

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I am thankful...
for our diocese and my parish!

From the wonderful May Crowning for our PSR kids!
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to the first mass of one of our newly ordained priests!

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I have...

Updated my links page for pregnancy loss at the top of this blog. Please feel free to share these resources with moms who might need them.

In the kitchen...
I bought a big ham at only 99 cents a pound!  So I'm thinking cob salad for tonight!

I am wearing...
A gray skort from Woman Within, and a gray striped T shirt

I am reading...

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day but Thursday with Pfilates.  
From the Learning Rooms...
  Noah working on: 
  •  British Lit and British History -with the Great Courses currently reading 
  • Mere Christianity- by C.S. Lewis 
  •   Biology Done with co-op now using Instacert to study for CLEP test in Biology
  •  Private piano lessons -
  • Did pretty good on the ACT - need to work on the English and Math portion to raise those scores a bit but hit Science and Reading Comp out of the water!!

Izzy working on:
·       American History - Reading autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 
·       American Literature-

  • Moby Dick

·       Also continuing Diane Craft reading program, spelling and writing.
·       American Sign Language.   
·       Art class.

Izzy and Noah working on A Noble Experiment for civics 

Rosie working on:
·       Reading - Matilda Bones!

·       Spelling
·       Astronomy with the co-op - DONE but learning the constellations now.
·       Also bible and vocal music with the co-op.
·       Private piano and art
Working on a unit study of Degas and Prokofiev via Harmony Arts Mom!

One of my favorite things...

"My grandma took me to McDonald s for a smoothie!
I got to hang out with little Miss C on Saturday morning!  We went to mass (she is excellent in church!) the grocery store, the bank, and even to a tag sale!  What a wonderful companion and a real charmer!

But I mostly loved to see how much she loves her daddy!
My creation
I am hoping to ...
  • Get lots of flute practice done.
  • Organizing my office and the classroom - since track season is now over, I might actually accomplish these first two goals this week!
  • Get a budget and time table together on our new real estate venture.  We should close this week.  I don't know what else to say, the realtor swears that this will be the week.  I never thought it would take 5 weeks to close on an in expensive house without financing!

I am looking forward to...

the blog conference on Saturday. Hoping that I make a lot of nice acquaintances and that I feel encouraged about being a Catholic Woman Blogger!

A quote to share...
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” 
― Haruki MurakamiWhat I Talk About When I Talk About Running

 A picture to share...
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I'm sharing this because I don't see it too often. Rosie beat her friend O in the 800.  Rosie is a good runner. I think she has it in her to be a phenomenal runner, but O is an outstanding runner, and Rosie rarely outruns her. But she did today, and to do that AND get a PR in her 1600 was a good end to a great day!

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1600 in 7 minutes and 5 seconds


  1. Love all your pictures!! And the one with Miss C with her McDonald cute and cute crocheted hat! So adorable!! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Jodi. Miss C loves her hats! Won't leave home without one. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. It's been a long time since I've read Mere Christianity- by C.S. Lewis ... I should do that again! Love all your colorful photos ... Hope you have a wonderful week! :)

    1. Thanks for coming by Anita. My 17-year-old is sure enjoying the wit of C.S. Lewis. I should re-read that one as well!

  3. The picture of little miss C was just too cute! She is adorable. Hope your week is wonderful!

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