Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Memories from 2008

My DD Jessica tagged me but probably only because she posted first so check out both Rachel and Jessica's posts here The Young Homemaker

The rules:
1. Fill in your memories of 2008
2. Link my blog to yours
3. Tag others and comment on their blogs so they know they've been tagged

My memories from 2008

A good book I read

Do I have to pick just one??? LOL
I narrowed it down to just two...
Twice Freed by Patricia St. John - a story about Philemon and Onesimus from the Bible
Men of Iron by Howard Pyle - a good book full of morals, about a boy who becomes a knight and wins back the honor of his father.
A Review from Amazon
that sums it up better than I could. "Master storyteller Howard Pyle at his best, incorporating fascinating historical information about life in a medieval castle, knighthood, and chivalry into the fast-moving and entertaining story of young Myles Falworth's fight to restore his family's rights and good name. This classic story remains a great favorite not only among young readers but also among educators because of the author's effortless way of teaching great virtues such as courage, loyalty, steadfastness, and generosity."

A great film/movie I watched

A new place I visited

The only place new I have been to in the past year that I know of, like my dd Rachel, is a new library by our house, Garfield Library.

An inspiring verse or quote I read
Charlotte Mason Companion Chapter 9 The Happiness of Habit"
"New thoughts and new actions are not done out of habit. They are in formation. We must give them lots of attention and care if we wish them to become habits" pg 69
""...working daily to create habits - whether intellectual habits of ones of etiquette - depended on the energy of the students as much as the teacher. ... children need a regular sprinkling (or sparking) of inspiring ideas of righteousness to evoke their cooperation." pg 70
"In our rising up, our sitting down, and in any other wayside moments of the day. Children pick up knowledge from our lips, our attitudes, our examples - not just during those few sacred scheduled hours." pg 70

A discovery I made

This is a hard one... hmmmm... mold growing in the bathroom, mold growing in the refrigerator, mold growing in the box of potatoes in the Laundry/Storage room. Remember all these discoveries were over the course of a year.... LOL don't think I never clean my house... LOL does that count???

A new skill I acquired

Blogging and I love it - memes, posts, links, slide shows, pictures, and Shelfari among other things

A lesson I learned

That God is there when the trial seems endless. In the beginning of 2008 we were 3 1/2 years into our trial from my husbands injured back... I never thought it would last as long as it did, and thanks to the economy and the fact that his pay is 1/2 what it was before his work injury we are still struggling.

A moment I will always remember
When I found my blog link on the first page of a Google search (actually my ds found if first) ... it was my first post about doing our Olympic Lapbooks!! I was so excited... I was the third link on the first page. I thought I was really something that day... of course you had to be searching for the right thing to find that page... LOL

Who do I tag??? anyone that wants to do this... it was pretty fun... and challenging... just leave me a comment so I can check out your post.



Andrew said...

I enjoyed reading your memories. I may do this. Not sure :)

Rachel and Jessica said...

Great post mom! I love the mold thing...HA HA!!!!! I remember those too! Yuck!

Rachel =:)


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