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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The last of the hydrangeas are blooming!

I am thinking...
About how much we have to do to get the flip house ready to rent by the end of the month! Mr. Pete spent most of his weekend over there working. I spent Saturday afternoon scraping wallpaper out of the back bedroom. We have 4 more weeks to get this move-in ready!

I am thankful...
that we have deadlines for this!  The city gave us a deadline to get the outside ready and we met it!  The house passed inspection.  Getting it ready for Gabe and Miss C. to move into before the end of the month is added incentive.

I am pondering...

How I am going to get a 30-week science course taught in 24 weeks with our co-op!  I have a feeling it's possible, but the students are going to have to do some work before and after the co-op dates.

One of my Favorite things

Sam my second son and first homeschool graduate, worked lots of overtime,  saved his money, sacrificed, and bought his very first car. He now owns his own vehicle and has no car payments!

I am hearing...
the air conditioner.

In the kitchen...
Spaghetti, pork chops, and eggs with sausage on the menu this week!

I am wearing...
Gray skort and a black T-shirt.

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day with Pfilates, arms and abs!
  • to cut my carbs via the Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan recommendations. I am still limiting carbs but I am really trying the intermittent fasting now. I fast for about 16 hours between 7 p.m. and 11 a.m.  My walking time is moving to the evenings this week as the official cross country season starts for Rosie.   
  • Practicing Bach's Sonata in E flat. 
  • Plan my General Science class. 
  • Handling registrations for our co-op - which is an organized nightmare!
  • Start planning Rosie's homeschool schedule. 

I am reading...

In honor of the feast day yesterday I found this on Amazon for 99 cents.

Listening to this for the second time.

This is an awesome book for anyone who wants to understand gender issues in this country and where we stand as a society.

From the Learning Rooms...
Adobe Spark

One of the things I really want to do with Rosie this year is to cultivate more of the Bravewriter Lifestyle in our homeschool, particularly tea time and movie day.  I have done movie day in the past and it was a big hit but I sort of moved away from that last year. This year, I think we should get back to it and include Miss C. if possible.

The girls are still taking art classes. This is Izzy's latest.

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And Rosie's.

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Last week we painted shells for the feast of St. James the Greater. Miss C moved quickly and easily from right hand to left hand with ease!



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A quote to share...
From a discussion I had on Facebook.

A video to share...

One of Rosie's last times this summer to run with the high school boys. She's the last one in pink, but for 12 years old, I think she did pretty well keeping up with high school boys!