I’m collating a wish list of food books I would love to read, oh if only my library had them, I may yet have to purchase some. Angela recommended Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes, Katie recommends Wheat Belly by William Davis MD and Eva suggests Dangerous Grains. They all sound so interesting.
Interested in what books the children received for the Feast of St Nicholas? The Saving Name of God the Son, Across a Wild and Dark Sea, The Squire and the Scroll, The Princess and the Kiss, The Orphans Find a Home, The King’s Thane, Sword of Clontarf, Out of a Silent Planet and Arms of Love.
Reading Jennifer’s #2 I so see myself. I have just literally spent hours trying to decide what presents to buy our nieces and nephews, adding to and then emptying the shopping cart. Is this the best present, or perhaps this? Sooo hard to make those decisions, perhaps I also need to make a goal regards decision making. Although in my defence it was hard to find Faith books suitable to the under 3s set.
I have to confess I’m a list maker. It helps keep all those scrambled thoughts in my head straight, I do not become overwhelmed and I love the satisfaction of working through my list. Currently our whiteboard sports two long scrolls of paper. One is headed: Christmas Wish List and each child has a space to jot suggestions and ideas. The other is titled: Holiday Achievements and that list is growing too, activities and projects I would like to do in the holidays. Fun times like, breakfast at the beach, and projects such as reclaim the vegie garden. The children have their spaces too to plan.
As our oldest now finishes her studies I reflect back on many areas over the years, an opportunity to ponder and wonder, “What would I do the same/differently if I had my time over?” Oh wait, I do get to do it again;) Tonight I’m thinking about habits, Charlotte Mason had plenty to say about habits, and really I think she was pretty accurate.
We’re doing fairly well in regards to Christmas shopping, for the first time ever we bought for half the children back in the July sales. Now we just have to decide what to get the other 4, and find their gifts. Talking present ideas, Pinterest is a great source of finding ideas, type in the search bar, “Christmas Gifts for ….children etc”
Bass is crawling everywhere now, quickly from room to room, still all in commando style. He truly is a happy, gorgeous looking baby. Yeah, I’m totally impartial;)