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

I had fun finding my wedding dress and putting it on display for some photos that I needed for my post last week. That dress cost me about $200 back in 1979. I thought it was the most beautiful wedding gown I had ever seen in my life! I still think it's pretty,  but it's so plain!

I am thinking...
This supreme court justice sex scandal is so outrageous!

As the mother of four sons, it scares me that just an accusation of sexual misconduct is enough to ruin a man's life. It doesn't have to be proven. 

I also think that Judge Kavanaugh had the right to be in the same place as his accuser. This is still America, right? and why does her lawyer get to dictate terms to the Senate? 

I am thankful...
that I kept many of my diaries and calendars from years ago. This article sort of made me feel justified in doing so!

I am pondering...
this cross country season. It hasn't exactly gone as I had hoped for Rosie or for me. 

One of my Favorite Things...

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In the kitchen...
Meatloaf tomorrow.

I am wearing...

Actually a thermal shirt with long black yoga pants. 

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible. I'm trying to make every walk a 3-mile walk in about an hour. 
  • to cut my carbs via the Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan recommendations and Intermittent Fasting.  
  • Working on the "lose the mummy tummy" goal. 
  • More flute practice in this week. 
  • Prepare my labs for Wednesday for my science class. We will be working on barometric pressure. 
  • Give my editor more information for my book proposal. 
  • Going to Rosie's first confirmation session this week. I will be so glad to never have to fo to another sacramental preparation class again!
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

Cross Country 2018

A quote to share...