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
Father's Day 2018

A party for Father's Day with some unexpected guests.

I am thinking...
I have my Christmas Card picture for this year!

I am thankful...

That Calvin and Sarah had a safe trip up to visit us. They came for her class reunion but they spent a good part of Sunday afternoon with us. I know Mr. Pete was glad to see them too. I'm also grateful that all of my other children could join us too. 

I am pondering...
How my middle sons know so much about this?

I'm also wondering if this would help my knee issues. 

One of my Favorite Things...

Father's Day 2018
These guys - all together. 

I am hearing...
Hulu - I'm binge watching the Handmaid's Tale. 

In the kitchen...
I probably won't cook anything tonight. Izzy and Dad work late, Noah is on a date and it's just Rosie and me. It's too hot to cook anyway. 

I am wearing...
Gray skort, and gray and black T-shirt. 

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible. My knee continues to improve slowly. It really mostly hurts when I get up after sitting for a while, and of course first thing in the morning. 

  • add some additional novenas next year with the help of I'm waiting for them to announce their next novena. In the meantime, I'm reading this. 
  • 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!  I have fallen in love with this  
I am reading...

I'm actually listening to it on Audible while I'm walking in the morning.

From the Learning Rooms...

We started this last week.

10 Week Shakespear course that I bought during the Build-Your-Bundle Sale!  She will be spending 5 hours a week doing:

  • Read Shakespeare's plays and poems.
  • Read explanations of Shakespeare's plays or easier versions in addition to the real thing.
  • Listen to Shakespeare's plays on audiobook.
  • Watch movies of Shakespeare's plays. 
  • Teach or narrate what is learned to a parent, sibling, or friend.
  • Write a 5-paragraph essay, compare/contrast essay, literary analysis, or descriptive essay every week based on the lessons studied.
  • Write a research paper based on a topic studied in the course.
  • Give a speech, using one of the essays or the research paper as a basis. Include a multi-media presentation if desired. Emaze is a nice online presentation software for this activity.
  • Go see a live Shakespeare play.
  • Memorize more scenes and monologues than are included in the course.
  • Perform what you have memorized for an audience.
  • Finish reading and doing all the activities from How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare.
  • Read, watch, or do other suggestions listed in the Appendix section of this course.
Keep track of how much time is spent on each activity (reading, watching, writing, etc.) with the Log Sheet.

I am not an affiliate for them - I just thought this would be a good idea for Rosie's education and it will be her first high school credit! Plus, I thought it would be a good summertime activity! So this week, continues with MidSummer Night's Dream!

We are particularly enjoying this book

I will be listening to lectures from the 2018 Homeschool Mom's Conference - with a particular interest in the Work From Home Track. 

A Picture to Share...
Father's Day 2018

A quote to share...
“A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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