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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Rosie track April 2018 179

First track meet.

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I am thinking...
Now that I have my flute performance behind me, I'd like to really challenge myself with more practicing of the basics including scales, major, minor and arpeggios.

I'm also thinking about planning my homeschool year with Rosie and Miss C for next year 8th grade for Rosie and kindergarten for Miss C.

I'm also thinking about the places we will go this summer and the other things I want to accomplish.

I am thankful...
for a little more time!

I am pondering...
Soccer with Charlotte 2018

how much I love this little girl - and how to make her feel more comfortable kicking her soccer ball!

One of my Favorite Things...

This series of articles on the Ben and Me Blog entitled, Why I Homeschool!  Lots of words of wisdom and experience there!

My contribution is here!

I am hearing...
laughter and rejoicing in the kitchen. There will be two weddings in the extended family summer 2019!

In the kitchen...
Baked Turkey breast

I am wearing...
Shorts and a T-shirt finally.

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible. If my knee isn't better by June, I think a little surgery may be in my future. But I am feeling optimistic. Going upstairs is a lot easier and so is descending the steps. 
  • add some additional novenas next year with the help of Mr. Pete started saying the Divine Office with me in the morning and we are going to keep it up even now that Lent is over. 
  • to cut my carbs via the Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan recommendations and Intermittent Fasting.  OK - true confession time. I gained 4 pounds in the last few weeks before my performance. Stress eating? too many carbs? Maybe both?   So starting this past weekend I am into the Intermittent fasting - eating one meal a day and perhaps one small meal at dinnertime. I have a goal of losing 10 more pounds before my birthday. 
  • Find something new to practice! 
  • Get Rosie to her play practices, track practices and piano programs. 
  • Start researching everything I need to know before Noah goes to Rome next month. 
I am reading...

From the Learning Rooms...

Adobe Spark (20)

Charlotte is done with co-op for the year!   But they didn't get a chance to do this book last week, so I'm going to try to do it with her this week.

I'm planning on baking an apple pie, doing some apple-themed crafts, learning the Adam and Eve story (because there's an apple in it!) and maybe learning about Johnny Appleseed!


Reading and English list via Bravewriter 

She only has 13 more math lessons left!!
Studies in World History - James Stobaugh

Children’s Choir at Oaks of Righteousness Co-Op and with the parish choir. 

Rosie is also taking a writing class online using the Once Upon a Time Saint series as the writing

Her very last week of writing class!!

So so far she will have finished General Science and Writing for the Year - and almost done with math!

This semester she is also going to do drama - Pride and Predjudice - the musical!

A Picture to Share...

Charlotte Soccer 2018

A quote to share...