Hello friends, and I hope that you are well! We wrapped up Anne's school year this week, much to the relief of the entire family. :-0 I'm praying that the kids are back in school in the fall, and it looks like they are planning to make that the case. She needs a school environment in order to thrive, that definitely became clear during the past 3 months! So we now have two and a half months just to take it easy and not fret about school work, and that definitely feels good. Both of the kids are registered to go back to their Catholic schools in September, and we're just hoping that all goes smoothly!
I've been amusing myself by taking an introductory ballet class, and you can see my fancy setup here:
It's all very low tech in the dance studio of the Catholic Librarian, but we make do where we can! I'm really enjoying taking a dance form at which I'm a total beginner. Technically, I studied ballet when I was a child, but that was so long ago that it's essentially like starting over. Our session is being extended by another 4 weeks, so I'll be happily plie-ing in our guest room all through July. I've also been doing a lot of belly dance, but that's par for the course! There are certain commonalities between the 2 types of dance (posture, arms, long and graceful lines, strong feet, and connection with the floor) that I'm enjoying honing in ballet so that I can apply it to my belly dancing. I'm feeling quite inspired by it all!
In other news, my Word on Fire version of the Gospels arrived this week!
I'm loving it, and apparently these are nearly all sold out until the fall already! I'm hoping I don't regret not getting one of the sturdier covers (I went with paperback), but I absolutely love it. There are a few paperback copies left to purchase as of when I'm writing this, and I will say this particular paperback is much thicker and sturdier than usual! I just started reading the opening commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, and so far, I'm intrigued. :-)
I also made a purchase I can't believe I didn't already have:
I mean...this is perfect for me, right? How did I not already own this? :-0 The Catholic All Year Compendium has suggestions for liturgical home living for the entire year. My sister mentioned populating her new academic planner with the designated "meat Fridays" (that fall on solemnities) for the year, and I was instantly interested. We don't abstain from meat on Fridays outside of Lent, but when have you ever known your Catholic Librarian to shy away from a challenge? ;-) Lots of good stuff in here, I'm excited to get started!
Do you have any new books or new inspiration this week? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!
Pulling the trigger on both of those books...and can I ask what ballet class you're taking? I am dying to take one!ReplyDelete
oh yay, so glad to hear that, Amy! I am taking Intro to Ballet online with Rosa Noreen of Bright Star World Dance (based in Portland, ME, but teaching totally online right now!) The Intro class isn't on the calendar right now (I think because we're in the middle of a session), but if you contact her, she is super kind and helpful!Delete
Thank you! I have a barre in my exercise room and have only used ballet DVDs. Excited to explore the world of online ballet!Delete
She has a new intro class starting on Thursdays in July, wing her off an email! 😀Delete
Just back-ordered a copy of the Word on Fire bible. It looks extremely high quality and I really like how it includes pictures and explanations of art, little snippets from Church Fathers, etc. Can't wait for it to come this fall!ReplyDelete
oh Kevin, I'm sooo glad! I kind of wish I had gotten the leather or hardcover. Regrets, lol! *really* enjoying mine so far!Delete
Awesome! So glad to hear that you like it. I splurged on the leather edition -- I watched a few reviews of it on YouTube and got swept up in the hype, haha! :)Delete
I want to get swept up in the hype, too. 🤣 This will be my lunchtime watch tomorrow!Delete
We have been doing ballet,tap,jazz and Irish step dancing with videos we have. We enjoy it and it is good exercise. Glad your school is finished until September.ReplyDelete
Marion and Marilyn
That's soooooo fun, ladies, how awesome!Delete
I keep eyeing that bible but haven't bought it yet. I just bought a new journaling bible so I'll wait for a bit ha. I LOVE that catholic all year compendium book. I got the kindle edition a few months ago that was on sale for like $1 or something. I like the ebook version b/c I can search for the feast days I am looking for which is really cool to me.ReplyDelete
ooo, journaling Bible, that sounds amazing! Let us know how you like it. And wow, amazing deal on the compendium ebook copy! I should keep my eye out for sales like that, it's often handy to have a copy of both print and Kindle!Delete