It's been awhile since I've done a "favorites" post. I've not had much time for blogging lately. The kids are well into the routines of traditional school, but I'm finding it hard to get back into the swing of things. It's a lot to keep track of, but we're managing to keep our heads above water! This is a good thing! The bad news....I have over 1000 posts in my Google Reader (AGAIN)! How does this happen?
I refuse to just press the "delete all" button because I'm afraid I might miss something very important! So, I'll spend my free time during this holiday weekend (read that....at night when everyone is in bed) catching up on what you all are doing!
In the mean time, I wanted to share with you a couple of quick links that you might find helpful or interesting:
1. I receive regular emails and updates from the wonderful website called CurrClick. Today, I saw a really nice copy work packet on pumpkins (right in time for fall) for only 50 cents! You have got to go check it out! They have a product preview on most items so you can look at the material before you purchase it...you can even turn the pages! If you look through their index....you could be there for hours! Lot's of free stuff too!
2. Lacy over at Catholic Icing has a wonderful post up today on "creating schedules" with a link up called "Well Ordered Days: Honoring God in the Details"! I am not an organized person...never have been and that's probably not going to change much. However, I think it's important to have routines and I even believe that it's beneficial to make lists (even if you never use them)! I do want to honor God in my state in life. I really enjoyed reading about the schedules that these other moms have. Thank you Lacy! If you have a schedule that works for you....go link it up!!
3. If you are a member of Catholic Mothers Online, you need to see Angie's post about blog hackers! Please make sure you have the correct coding for linking to CMO! It only takes a minute and it could save you a headache later on!
4. I tried a new fruit smoothie the other day....and I'm hooked! Since being back on Weight Watchers (I've lost a total of 20.6 lbs thank you very much!), I've been struggling to get in all of my fruit/veges servings in a day. These smoothies have helped me to do just that! Although it's 8 points to drink the entire bottle.....it is well worth it! My favorite so far is the Green Machine! You have got to try these!
5. Last week, I watched the movie, "Karol: The Man Who Became Pope" on EWTN! I can honestly say that this was one of the BEST movies I have ever seen! Truly! The sequel called, "Karol - The Pope, The Man" was also excellent! This is a great family movie (although, there are some parts that show the brutality of the Nazi regime) and I think it is a great way to learn about the life of Blessed John Paul II!
6. Another family movie that I can recommend to you is Soul Surfer! This is the true story of a young lady who was the victim of a shark attack while surfing and lost her arm. We rented this through the "on demand" feature from our cable company. You usually get access to the movie for 48 hours. I can't tell you how many times we watched this movie in that time frame! My girls LOVED it! You will really enjoy it!
7. As long as we are on the subject of t.v./movie programming, I have a few others that I would highly recommend. The National Geographic channel aired an awesome interview with former President George Bush this week. It's called "George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview". In this interview, President Bush recalls the events surrounding that fateful day. It is scheduled to re-air on Saturday, September 3rd at 10pm. You can also catch the entire episode on YouTube, but I believe you have to watch it in several parts. Excellent!
8. And lastly, the Discovery Channel is airing a series called "Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero". I've watched the first three episodes and it is very well done and worth watching. While they obviously make reference to the awful events of 9/11, the focus of this series is truly on the REBUILDING! It's awesome and I think this would be appropriate for all family members. It's a testament to the resiliency of the American spirit. To me, it's the epitome of patriotism.
O.K. I'm done for now. Enjoy your holiday weekend!!