February is one of my favorite months.
Crazy talk? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a snow person and the cold can be frustrating.
But I’ve been so blessed by planning ahead that I can’t help appreciate the opportunity that being snowed in affords. The mindset that doing the work now provides for peace tomorrow doesn’t require that you become Type A. I’m not. I have learned the hard way so many times that a lack of preparation makes for pain and waiting until the last minute only feeds stress. My best gift to my family for tomorrow begins today.
So would you like to plan ahead with me? Having a happy and healthy spring and summer can begin now.
Here are some events to consider:
Answers in Genesis is coming to Holland. Friday, March 6th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Holland Rec Spring/Summer bulletin is now available! This is the best way I’ve found to allow my kids to experiment with different sports and activities. The prices are so affordable; we usually plan on 2-3 of the sports per kid. Also, it’s a great resource for planning to attend the big events in Holland. It has the park concert series, farmer’s market dates and events, a park guide, and more.
I didn’t need another reason to go to The Great Homeschool convention, but I’m glad I know now that I will have a “once in a life time opportunity.” Holocaust survivor, Dr. Henry Fenichel, will be speaking at the MIDWEST Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. I found this interesting “The miracles in Henry’s life continue to evolve. In 2006, his miniature Torah traveled to Space aboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle in memory of Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut.” I can’t wait to hear this amazing man and learn from his story.
Helpful reads from around the web:
- Free books from Noise Trade right now that I’ve enjoyed: The Surprises of Success: 15 Tips on Living the Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of. And an audiobook: 8 Things Every Aspiring Author Needs to Know
- Lots of bloggers are praising Jessica Turner for this book which was just released Tuesday. By far Anne’s post On burnout is the most helpful and thoughtful of the one’s I’ve seen.
- This video inspired me to keep my motivation for the big project in my life at the surface. Be excited. Enjoy each task and pour my heart into what I write.
- Teaching more than organization in this picture. Pouring the truth into her that we can repair and restore. Notes from Leviticus are fresh, and she’s learning to make restitution in big and small ways.