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This and That

busy vs. full- Everyone always says they are busy when you ask about their day. I am guilty myself. But I am trying to make an effort to live full days, not busy ones. I want my days to be more intentional. I am making a list each morning with the heading "I will...". The list includes things that need doing along with things that I like to do and things I wish I did, but never make time to do. So far, it seems to be quite effective. I found a website called Simply Charlotte Mason . I really like the idea of this method of homeschooling. However, I don't honestly know if I could pull it off. This old dog has been using a completely different approach for so long, (thirteen years!) that I wonder how I can possibly make such a big change. Plus, is it too late to try this approach with the older kids? I don't know! I got a new camera! I think it is smarter than me. But that is one of the things on my list mentioned above. To play around with the camera and figur

Making changes

What do you do when you are unhappy with your life? You cry, you complain, and then? You snap out of it and realize that if you are unhappy, you need to change. No one else is going to do it for you! After much soul searching, I realized what I didn't like and what I can try to do to better the situation. Let's start with my faith. I know that there are periods of spiritual ups and downs, just like the rest of life. A spiritual dry spell is where I was. I decided to try to pray a rosary every day. We had recently been to Fatima. I stood in the very spot where Our Lady appeared to those three children and told them to pray the rosary every day. It must be a good thing if Our Heavenly Mother appears and tells us so! 31 is the number of rosaries so far this year! Next is my desire to exercise more, which is not a lofty goal considering that anything above nothing is more than I was previously doing! This one actually solved two separate problems. One, I am out of shape, and