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

Miss C's favorite part of soccer practice is getting to play with her friends - and sticks!  She had what looked like a pretty decent potential campfire going just on the side of the soccer field. All she needed was some marshmallows and a match!

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I am thinking...

about the Build Your Bundle Sale that starts this morning!!! This week I'm going to have four posts up about the items and bundles I am particularly interested in and that I think you might enjoy too. 

I went through all 20 bundles and found 7 beautiful planners that are sprinkled throughout the sale. That will go live this afternoon. (But my current homeschool e-mail list recipients will get a sneak peek!)

I'm also posting about the Fine Arts Bundle, The Upper Grades Bundle, and the Early Learning Bundles later this week so check back. 

I am thankful...

For the rich liturgical themes we have coming up in the next few weeks. We have Ascension Thursday (which somehow is moved to Sunday but anyway...) Pentecost Sunday, the entire month of May dedicated to the Blessed Mother, and Father Damien's feast day.  It's a packed couple of weeks!

I am pondering...
all things knee. Here's the dilemma. If I get some imaging done and they tell me I can fix my knee with a little surgery that would be awesome. But it would also probably eat up most of the summer months. On the other hand, if I wait until fall when things get really busy again - that won't be fun to be unable to walk around either. If I wait even longer until after Christmas then I'll be working on a new deductible!  I'm really not sure what to do except I want to see what's really wrong with this knee since apparently, it's not arthritis. If it is a torn meniscus will it heal or not? Do I just need to be more patient? 

One of my Favorite Things...

I am hearing...
Mr. Pete making breakfast

In the kitchen...
I think Lasagna tonight. Not sure about the rest of the week.

I am wearing...
Black pants, shirt, and shoes for church.

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible.
  • 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.  The longer I fast, the more it seems like work to actually eat!  I only do one or two meals a day now. 
  • Find something new to practice! 
  • Get Rosie to her track practices.  I hope I can see here PR at least one more time before the end of the season. 
  • 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!  We did the one about Cherry Pie last week - so this week we're doing Apple!

I'm inspired by this Catholic Icing post to do something with Miss C. on Thursday for the ascension and I have some ideas.   Stay tuned!


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. 

Almost done!

A Picture to Share...

A quote to share...

"If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you."
--St. John Vianney