Brazil is undergoing a wave of anti-government protests.
At morning mass I prayed for my home country. That the common sense and Love in the heart of the Brazilian people will not allow for chaos--when all end up suffering and nothing is gained. My heart is heavy and fearful, so I turn to God and beg him that good will come out of this!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Number Five took over a hundred pictures of me this morning--I need to send them to accompany the book chapter I sent in--and I settled for this one. I am quite sure she will say, "Mom, but there were better ones!" especially since this one wasn't quite centralized--but I think this is my favorite. I am growing more used to my gray hair. Undoubtedly it feels nicer and it is healthier, but I can't help feeling much older... Husband is very happy as he has been asking me to stop coloring my hair for a good ten years. And about looking older, well, I must say I enjoy being older anyway!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Busy today wrapping up a project for Maureen Wittman of Homeschool Connections. I was invited to write a chapter for her upcoming project: a book filled with "Why learn..." chapters! Different authors will explore reasons our children should learn a myriad of academic areas. I was asked to write on Geography and was so delighted to accept, geography being a personal favorite since childhood!
Geography is everywhere, of course. In Literature, history, tourism, even in the planning of our daily lives. The ramifications are almost endless with the social and important issues of our world today, plus the fast-developing technologies that bring geographical power to our hands, anywhere, anytime.
As I write the article, local geography becomes alive as I use GoogleMaps to explore new properties coming on the market... It's a new house-hunting world!
Friday, June 14, 2013
Well, there isn't really any update, except for the fact that we continue searching and remain homeless. The other day I went up with Husband and spent the day driving around, looking at a couple of rentals, and took the time to visit the parish church. It is called Saint Thomas More, and it provided a wonderful quiet and calm prayer time in the middle of the day. I visited with a couple of people who were very welcoming and told me much about the active parish life.