Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Some Goals for 2013

I LOVE planning.   I love making charts, filling up calendars, spreadsheets, etc.   In fact, I tend to over plan.  At the same time, I find if I didn't schedule as  much as I do I wouldn't accomplish nearly as much even if it's only a smidgen of what I planned.   Life happens.   Someone gets sick (like me last year with cancer), the car may break down, a new baby, children may need work on other areas, you name it.   You have to be flexible enough to change things without feeling like a failure, or getting yourself upset trying to reconfigure your plans.   The next few posts will be things I am planning for the coming year.  I will also keep you updated with how we do, what we adjust, and what just doesn't make it.  Prayers appreciated :D!

  • Daily Bible reading with the family.   Old Testament at breakfast, Psalms/Proverbs at lunch, New Testament in the evening
  • Memorize scriptures and catechisms (Titus 1 in January)
  • Other memorization in January:  Preamble to the Constitution and Classical Conversations memory work
  • Audio cds in January:   Dave Ramsey (from seminar I went to), Tour Guide Latin, Greathall productions "Sherlock Holmes", Focus on the Family Radio Theater Drama:  Les Miserables
  • Gardening chores:  from a week by week in Georgia throughout the year website.
  • Geography in January:   review States, capitals, and major features.
  • Home chores in January:   touch up paint from painting in the fall, and pack up all supplies.
  • Videos to watch in January:  Raising Godly Children; Culture Wars by Voddie Bauchum; Knights, Maidens, and Dragons; The Art of Breadmaking; Cells and Tissues, Principles of the Constitution
  • Start back habits I had before I was ill:  homemade bread, yogurt, tortillas, etc.
  • Personal Reading Goals in January:   "Tally Ho the Fox," by Herb Hodges, "Charlotte Mason Companion," by Androlea, "For the Family's Sake," by Shaeffer-Macauley, finish "Saving Leonardo," by Pearcy. 
  • Family Reading Goals in January:  "Les Miserables," by Hugo, IBLP Oswald Chambers, IBLP How to Develop Attentiveness, Lamplighter's Buried in the Snow, American Adventure Series (4 books), reading "The Hobbit" with Michael (the olders already read)
  • School reading  in January:   Plutarch's: Life of Pericles, Hymn Study:  "For all the Saints", Poetry younger "Linguistic development through Poetry Memorization", and Child's Garden of Verses, Poetry olders:  Edna St Vincent Millay, Composers:  Robert Schumann, Artist:  Charlotte Mason's Portrait Study:  Michelangelo
  • Little's Bedtime books:  Missionary Stories with the Millers
I have other goals I'll add in a few days such as my marriage goals, ministry/friendship/extended family goals,  financial goals, business blogging goals, trip plans, sewing/craft plans, and other school goals.

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