About two weeks ago, I entered a contest at Domestically Speaking for a set of dishes from Pfaltzgraff, and I won. They arrived Wednesday amidst some toilet leaking, so I only got as far as washing them and eating some strudel cake off of the one salad plate. However, I am impressed with their quality. The stoneware and solid edges make them less likely to chip than my porcelain plates.
TV time went sky high this week thanks to my poor planning and exhaustion. Back of track next week though because...
Sarah's series, First Steps Toward Teaching from a State of Rest been giving me so much to consider about my motivations, my goals, and where they are fall in light of Christ's asking of me. I have come to the conclusion that as a legalist I am more likely to fall into checking the box mode faster than I am going to fall into the slovenly mode. I am thinking about cycling between a very book led curriculum that would be more rigorous and between a year that would be more immersion led. For example, this year Leo started learning to read, write/copy/transcribe, story sequencing, and a mix of Math (I should have used Saxon 1 this year but I went with K. He's a math guy, so we are working on some addition, subtraction, multiplication alongside of K.). We have also been slowly starting All About Spelling. PAL has definitely helped him process reading and letters, but the focus has been on just getting these skills down. Next year, our plan is to simplify and practice all these wonderful skills we have been starting to master this year. I promise to expand on that later!
Stations of the Cross, Adoration, and Holy Mass have been missing from my Friday nights. For some reason, I just can not make it. The plan was for Jeff and me to trade off each Friday of Lent; however, he only has gotten one week, and I have yet to get in one due to his work schedule or car repairs or me being ill.
My wonderful best friend who made the wreath for me also did this for Eva, her God-daughter:
Inside the card it read:
We gratefully acknowledge a contribution in honor of :
Awesome God Parents
You are remembered daily in the prayers of the Sisters.
Aren't they the best? I was in tears of appreciation that they would give such a wonderful gift to Eva.
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