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...
Just kidding.  This is a picture Mr. Pete took last week on his excellent New Mexico adventure, where he represented the family in that law suit I blogged about before.

I am thinking...
the lawyer for the plaintiffs in the case we just went through was a bit of a jerk.  Based on this picture from 1988, he tried to make the jury see us as happy-go-luck, irresponsible girls. He has never met us, or talked to us.

On the other hand since I am over 50 with six children and a grand child, maybe I should just appreciate it when someone refers to me as "a girl!"

I am thankful...
that the suit is over, and that Mr. Pete came back safe and sound.  He actually had to get on a plane in New Mexico around 8 a.m. and made it into Cleveland at 3:05. I put my big girl pants on and braved the airport traffic to pick him up.  We made it home by 5 p.m. and then by 6:30 he was taking Rosie to the father/daughter dance!

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In the kitchen...
slow cooking ribs tomorrow!

I am wearing...
Black work out pants, black and gray striped T shirt with an Akron zipper sweat shirt.

I am reading...

BTW- this is an awesome book for Catholics unfamiliar with Sister Faustina and the Divine Mercy.

I am pondering...
how our awesome God works!

I am also pondering how sins can be generational.  My great grandfather was abusive to his wife and children. As a result, my grandmother had a very tough inner core and she wouldn't take any disrespect (actual or perceived) from any one. She also demanded that her daughter liver her life a certain way. As a result, my mother rebelled and married my father - and moved way on the other side of the country. And today, my sister and I continue to clean up that mess.

I shared all of this with Noah and Izzy this week and I found myself in tears before I was through. I didn't mean to do that, but what I wanted them to hear was that I had tried very, very hard to break that cycle and just have a normal loving family!  I hope they understand that.

I am going...
From the Learning Rooms...
20 Years of Homeschooling!

Noah- Senior


Rosie 5th grade
Partnership Writing
Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology   -     By: Jeannie Fulbright
  • Choir- co-op
  • Art Class
Seeing Dr. Holinga this week for our yearly assessment.

One of my favorite things...
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Rosie's dress for the dance - those are satin rose petals that float free in the skirt of the dress!

A quote to share...
"I have words, I have the best words."
Donald Trump.

A video to share...


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