Blog Birthday post. I have since learned from more experienced bloggers that the correct term is Blogiversary.
Blogiversary post is also the start of my month-long bookgiveaway. The list of goodies--to which I might add later on--is on the post. Just leave any kind of comment, and on Sunday I'll pick a winner. The winner gets to pick the prize. Then we'll continue with several more giveaway posts through the end of the month.
Snoring Scholar for yet more chances to win some Catholic books.
Misty's Mornings has one too.
here is a blog you want to be aware of, especially if you want to go meatless more often than just Fridays. Celeste Behe does a bang up job of dishing out one meatless recipe after another, and give recipes in 12-serving sizes for a large family or small families who like leftovers. She's already gearing up for this lent with a few teaser menus, such as this one.
I know from experience that February is Homeschool Desperation month. Know that you will get over it. This is not the right time of year to make a decision. Research all the private and public schools you want--my fingers would wear a groove in the "Schools" section of the Yellow pages this time of year--but do it as research for a possible change next year. While you're at it, look into cyberschools, which are a lifesaver for many a nearly burnt out Mom. And have a beer or a martini every evening while you're fixing dinner until the start of lent. That will help.
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