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



Photo


Tis the season, to watch Rosie running six days a week through the rain, sleet, snow, and occasional sunshine. 


I am thinking...
About what a full season of Lent this has been. 

  • I watched my youngest child be confirmed into the Catholic church.
  • My last beloved great aunt died.
  • My nephew's fiance had her bridal shower.
  • And in between them all was play practice and a performance of The Seven Last Words of Christ. 

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Life ebbs and flows. It changes. There are moments of immense happiness and deep sorrow


I am thankful...

for the lessons I learned this Lenten season and trying to think about how to persevere after Easter.

I am pondering...
My great aunt was 98 years old when she died, just a few weeks shy of her 99th birthday. The little church for her memorial service was packed! And not with just her children and grandchildren. There were friends, nieces and nephews. To those in attendance, this was a significant person! I still think it was because she put forth the effort to be of service to people throughout her life, even in her golden years. She reached out by doing the little things she could, and her reward was love, respect and admiration.

I had my Aunt Dot in mind when I went to the bridal shower for my nephew's fiance.  The mother of the bride was upset because the caterer was late. The caterer was upset because she had had a flat tire and her helper called off sick.  Everyone was unhappy. 

So I asked the caterer to show me how to put the little dessert together so that I could help her. When we ran out of whipped cream, I ran down to the grocery to get some more so that the caterer could continue to work on the other food items. I learned something new with this quick and lovely little dessert. The caterer had some of the pressure taken off of her. The bride and her family could enjoy the rest of the shower. And in my mind's eye, I could just see my Aunt Dot  in the corner saying, "That's exactly what I would have done!" Thanks, Aunt Dot!


Mary Kate's Bridal Shower







One of my Favorite Things...





Rosie as Terry in UTDS


Watching Rosie act in the homeschool co-op production of Up the Down Staircase.  We channeled Marlo Thomas's That Girl as the inspiration for her hair.




In the kitchen...

We are cleaning out the refrigerator!  There is tons of food in there and I told the family they have to eat it up before Thursday so that I have room for all of the Easter food!

I am wearing...
Grey Hanes pants, black T shirt, gray hoodie. 

I am going...
  • Last week I barely put 7 miles on my elliptical so I'm going to be five days of 5 to 7 miles each this week, depending on whether or not Miss C. comes over. 
  • Working through Above All this Lent. 
  • 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. I'll be documenting that more in a special e-mail list. If you'd like to follow the ups and downs of that, click here. 
  • More flute practice this week to prepare for my nephew's wedding and some memorial services.  
  • Starting to plan for next year's homeschool.  
  • Get standardized test ordered for Rosie.
  • Plan Miss C's first grade year - I have the official okay from her mama that I will be teaching her next year. 
From the Learning Rooms...

Maryrose: 






A Photo to share

The newest soccer player/runner on the family.






A quote to share...
Frank Allen”
― Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase






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