It has been a good week! We are taking our “spring break” this week so I have been enjoying doing some projects around the house. Monday I cleaned out our laundry room. This little room houses not only the washer and dryer, but a sink, all our coats, boots, hats, gloves, mittens, bird seed buckets, my bucket of wheat, and the recyclables. Needless to say, this little room was getting overrun with coats and boots, etc., and you could hardly see the floor. The only floor space showing was in front of the washer and dryer!
So Monday I took everything out of the room (except the washer and dryer and sink), cleaned everything, and then went through all the coats, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, etc., before putting anything back in the room. When I was done, I had bags of coats, hats, gloves, and mittens that I took down to Angel’s Attic, a local ministry that provides clothes and household items for free or exchange to those who need them. I also had several bags of adult and kids clothes that I took down. They were so grateful and it felt good to get these things to those that need them.
I must have had some good chunks of time over this past week to read, because I was able to finish up 4 books this week! Yeah! Now for the fun part of choosing what to read this coming week.
Here are the books I finished and the ones that I plan on reading this coming week.
4 Books I Finished This Week
Rush Revere and the American Revolution – I finished this read-aloud book with the kids this week. While it is a little different than the regular historical fiction that we have been reading, we enjoyed it. I look forward to reading Rush’s other two history books when we study those time periods another year!
The Art of Work – I loved this book! It was very encouraging and I have learned a lot about pursuing your passion. Many times we get bogged down with life and forget that God has placed us here for a purpose. God has a wonderful plan for each of us! I highly recommend this book!
Simple Deceit (Harmony Trilogy-Book 2) – Another great book in this series! I really have been enjoying this series about this quiet Mennonite community, how they live their simple lives, and the struggles they face. I can’t wait to start Book 3, the last one in the series!
Trivium Mastery – I have had this book and read it before, but I decided I needed to re-read it. Diane Lockman does a wonderful job explaining how to teach your children skills instead of subjects. I totally agree with this idea and wanted to refresh my memory on some of the points she shares in the book. It was great to read through this again, especially as I chart out the rest of our school year and look toward next year.
Books I Plan to Read This Coming Week
Patriots, Redcoats & Spies – We continue to read about the Revolutionary War and this is our new read-aloud with the kids. We read the first two chapters yesterday and the kids loved it! After we finish up this book, I have one more 4-book series of historical fiction that I want to read on the Revolutionary War. I’ll share that series soon!
Simple Choices (Harmony Trilogy-Book 3) – I held off on starting this one so I could finish up some of the other books. Now I look forward to starting this one now, the last in the series.
Hopeful Parenting – I picked this up when it was free on Kindle this past week and it looks really good. It has great reviews on Amazon and I look forward to digging into some of David Jeremiah’s encouragement on parenting.
For the Children’s Sake -I am still making my way slowly through this book and really enjoying it. There is a lot to think about as I read, so it is taking me longer than I thought to finish.
Own Your Life – I am currently studying through this book with a friend. We read a chapter a week and then discuss together via email or Skype. This study has been so good and I highly recommend it!
Click here to see all the books I have read so far this year!
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