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

2018 Cross Country - Buckeye 009

I am thinking...
that of all the outpouring of affection for John McCain last week, perhaps the most appropriate was given by Lindsey Graham. This is how you do it. 

I am thankful...
for the Catholic Funeral Mass. In the mass, we avoid things like this. 

This is an example of a great homily/euology for a funeral. 

I am pondering...
the start of the school year and the busyness of fall and how much I dread and look forward to it at the same time. 

One of my Favorite Things...

Cross country!
Walsh Time Trial 2018

2018 Buckey meet - rosie

2018 Cross Country - Buckeye 007 char

In the kitchen...
I am coming up on 5 years of being grain free! It was challenging but I really don't miss it and it has been wonderful for my health. My eczema cleared up as did my colitis, my blood sugar dropped and I lost 30 pounds. 

Further research has shown me that I also need to limit my sugar intake, which I have also been doing as well as practicing intermittent fasting. 

But with fall holidays and celebrations coming up, I do want to be able to make some desserts that are better for my family and keep me on my diet. Looking ahead, I am planning on making some of    these deserts 

healthy dessert recipes collage

I am particularly interested in the Carrot Cake Cupcakes.   It would be kind of nice to pop these in the lunch boxes on co-op day!

I am wearing...

Shorts and a workout top. I got in 2 1/2 miles this morning. I hope to make it up to 3 miles before the end of the week. 

I am going...
From the Learning Rooms...
Miss C.
Five In A Row

This week we have to start co-op, so we will start Physical Science first. 

Noah is also back to school. He has been on the Dean's List all 4 semesters so far. This year he is only taking classes in his major, so he should be a pretty happy camper this semester. 

I am also preparing for this online course for 10 weeks this fall. 

 I am going to be having Miss C. five days a week this fall to homeschool along with Rosie. I really want us to get more into a  Bravewriter Lifestyle, particularly movie day and tea time! I found a lovely tea set for me and Rosie to use and I want to find a few more cups for Miss C. (just in case she accidentally breaks one.)

Rosie has become a prolific writer by following a Bravewriter philosophy and I want to pass that on to Miss C who also writes prolifically, although only she knows what she is writing!

A Photo to share
August 2015 041

A quote to share...
Pope Gregory I
St Gregory the Great
Father Lawrence Lew OP via Flickr, licensed CC