Want to know an interesting discovery I’ve made? The urge to hibernate in February is not strictly tied to the weather. See, I always thought that I wanted to stay home and be cozy in February because it was cold and yucky outside. But this week we’ve had sunshine and temperatures up to the high 70’s (fahrenheit, of course).
And did I want to go out and do? No, no I did not. I still wanted to limit my obligations and be inside my house.
The one difference I noticed that I was motivated to get a head start on some spring type chores instead of just curling up under a blanket with a book. So, there’s that, I guess.
- I found a complete set of Childcraft at the thrift store this week. And, bonus, it was “All Books 50% OFF” day so I got the set for $7.50. I lurve Childcraft. (I already owned my favorite set, but I was still excited with this find). And that reminded me that Plumfield and Paideia has a whole series about the Childcraft books.
- Related: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Childcraft by Jonathan Liu for WIRED.
- The Craft and Courage of L.M. Montgomery by Lanier Ivester at The Rabbit Room. This is part 4 of a series and the whole series is worth your time if you love Montgomery’s books.
- 15 Ways to Beat the Post-Christmas Winter Blahs by Margot Cleveland. She wrote this at the end of December, but I think February is a good month for breaking out some new strategies, don’t you?
- How ‘Simplifying Your Life’ Can Be a Problem by Grayson Pope for Relevant. Perspective is a beautiful thing.
- Diary of a Gen X Mom: Lessons, Not Leagues by Leslie Loftis. This made sense to me. (Motherhood is full of decisions like this one, as it turns out.)
- You’re a Christian. Start Acting Like it Online by Andrew Blackburn at Relevant.
- All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing. This news made me sad, but it’s not really unexpected.
- This is long but useful: How Can a Faithful Evangelical be a Political Conservative? by Bruce Ashford. I don’t remember an election more divisive than this one in my lifetime (which, admittedly, is not all that long).People that I thought I agreed with are very divided on many issues, even now that the election is over. I find myself profoundly disagreeing with people I love and respect and that is…uncomfortable, to say the least. Oh well. Guess we can chalk that up to ‘growing pains’ or some such.
- 6 Ways ‘Victoria’ Proves Prince Albert Was the Original Hipster by Mary Katharine Ham. This is shared all in good fun because I adore the ‘Victoria‘ series and Prince Albert (as portrayed by Tom Hughes) very much indeed. (So much that I ordered it from the UK before PBS began showing it in the U.S.)
- This story about an American commando in Vietnam is long, twisty, and unresolved: M.I.A. by Matthew Shaer.
From Living Unabridged
- Grief in a Box: On Experiencing and Processing Loss
- One year ago: STEAM Fun with a 3D Pen – I saw these in Toys R Us the other day. Makes a unique gift for a young artist.
- Two years ago: Homeschool Budget: Burden or Blessing?
What caught your eye this week?
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