My crafting has stalled a bit in the past few weeks so that I can catch up on reading in my Me Time. Crafting and reading are the two hobbies that I never tire of so I rotate them and attach myself like a hungry babe. And so.
I recently got these cookbooks and have been whipping up delicacies for the kids as well as for selfish reasons:
I'm halfway through the novel Mariette in Ecstasy, as recommended by MamaT. I read the reviews and can't wait to see how it ends. I didn't make the connection that the author, Ron Hansen, also wrote The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which I read a few years ago. Really interesting.
On the school front I have The Unschooling Unmanual and Family Math awaiting my attention. I wouldn't describe our homeschool style as unschool, I'm hesitant to describe it as anything other than eclectic. The unschool book is a compilation of some of my favorite education authors and am looking forward to cracking it.
Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitter's Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures
is by far my favorite knitting book and the only one I've ever seen fit to purchase what with the interwebz and all the free patterns therein. I've borrowed the library and a generous friend's copy many times before finally ordering my own. I have yarn for their Absorba bathmat all ready to transform. Remember my log-cabin-super-long-work-in-progress? It's from that book, too.
And finally, to start with Lent, an old favorite: The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ , which I plan to pair with more Masses, more confession and more prayer. I've been dry and gray in my interior and this Lent plan seems like a huge feat to me. I'm praying for strength, springy and fruitful insides for Jesus to stroll in come Easter. Or at a least humble and honest attempt at it. Good literature to meditate on is going to be huge. Recs welcome, as always.