Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.

Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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Outside My Window


View from the towpath heading back toward Big Bend.

I am thinking...
about my son, Calvin, who is headed to the coast of North Carolina to help the hurricane victims.

I am thankful...
that Calvin and Sarah made it through Hurricane Florence okay.  Also grateful that Noah made it back from The National Catholic College Cross Country competition last week.

I am pondering...
this entire imbroglio with Judge Kavanaugh. I remember the Justice Clarence Thomas hearings and how difficult it was to get him seated on the bench. I also kinda remember that the loss of Robert Bork gave us David Souter and I would hate to see something like that again.

I am also captivated by how well the Saul Alinsky tactics work. 

One of my Favorite Things...
cross country brecksville 2018 037 Rosie

Rosie pushing into the top 20 out of 102 runners.

In the kitchen...
Meatloaf tonight

I am wearing...
Blue capri workout pants and a black T shirt.

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible. I finally hit 3 miles. I'm walking a bit faster. 
  • to cut my carbs via the Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan recommendations and Intermittent Fasting.  
  • Last year, I lost 5 pounds in one month by eating one meal a day with intermittent fasting. I've fluctuated downwards from there but haven't gained any back. I have been eating about 2 meals a day but this month I'm going to try to lose another 5 pounds before October 15. My ultimate goal is going to be to lose my mommy's tummy. What made me decide to finally try for a totally flat ab was Miss C. thumping on my belly while we were waiting in line at the store. I'm kinda done with that. 
  • More flute practice in this week. 
  • Prepare my labs for Wednesday for my science class. 
  • Give my editor more information for my book proposal. 
From the Learning Rooms...
Miss C.
Five In A Row

Preschool Books that I got during the Build Your Bundle Sale including 

Preschool Skills by Bonne Rose


A Photo to share
This beautiful rosary bracelet that came from the Christian Catholic Company last month. 

A quote to share...
“When you fast,* do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear to others to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.17

Matthew 6:16

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