"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."
I am learning slowly, yet surely, that simplicity is a state of mind. That being still before the LORD and trusting Him daily is a choice. A process.
I choose to meditate on His Word.
I choose to turn over to Him, in prayer, my worries, concerns and hectic day.
This week I chose to guard, with tenacity, each quiet, still and simple pleasure that I encountered. I do this for myself and for my family. I said, "No thank you." More than once, to more than a few people. AREN'T YOU PROUD OF ME!?!
Busy, busy, in a dizzy!
The girls and I were on the road after the Texas Independence Day Festival, on a 4-H Horse Judging trip. We didn't get home until Tuesday evening. This means we hit the ground running to finish up the week. We are SO taking Spring Break next week.
|This is the logo for our new Texas History curriculum: What do you think?|
- Charlotte Mason: Original Homeschool Series (coupled with A Charlotte Mason by: Karen Andreola)
- Abigail & John: Portrait of a Marriage
- On The Way Home by: Laura Ingalls Wilder (The Bug and I are enjoying this one together)
- Jane and the Genius of the Place by: Stephanie Barron (just for fun)
What's on my e-Reader . . .
One Bite at a Time - I am really enjoying this read and focus. Simple = better.
The Squeaker: Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Swiss Family Robinson
The Scout: The Spy & War of the Worlds
The Bug: The Rover Boys on the River, and The Confessions (She found it on my tablet, not certain why she is interested in 18th Century philosophy, but we'll see if she keeps it up.)
Mom projects that I tackled this week . . .
- Ummmm . . . moving on!
Oh man, you SO don't want to know. I have five words . . . Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, enough said. Trying to get back on the wagon this week, but I may have gained a little, hard to get up there! Somebody give me a shove.
- My lovely friend, Kelly is talking about Rent a Grandma? Great read and reminder.
- Readying yourself for High School like me? This is a great article from Barb on Can You Mess-Up It Up?
- Great little list on How to not raise a brat. Not everyone feels this way . . . as evident by the comments following the article.
- 10 Ways to Ensure Homeschool Burnout from the Holistic Homeschooler.
Joyfully Learning with You,
The Joyful Socks Mom
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