Written by Michael
The Hunger Games Review THIS MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT RUINS THE STORY. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.
10. Because in our house, you’re not allowed to see the movie until you read the book, which my 13-year-old did… 4 times.
9. Because he sat in a large room with a whole bunch of his peers and wasn’t allowed to talk. That’s the socialization thing people are always whining about, right?
8. Because after watching it, we had a stimulating discussion comparing and contrasting the book and movie versions of The Hunger Games, the Harry Potter series, and The Lightning Thief. (Spoiler Alert: The Hunger Games wins.)
My family is currently smack in the middle of the most dreaded of seasons–
A season of waiting.
As I’ve written before, my husband’s current job is an interim position. A full-time interim, to be sure, and one we’re very blessed to have, but it’s a temporary gig nonetheless. And so we search for a full-time job, dealing with the inconvenience of a job far away with long hours and a daddy who has been very missed.
And you know, it’s very tempting, in the midst of this season, to wait with discontent.
My life isn’t pin-able.
For one thing, it’s messy. No color-coded, neatly organized, freshly painted rooms here. Instead, there’s dry erase marker on the wall– did you know that not even the chemical mystery that is the Magic Eraser can remove dry erase marker from the wall? No? Well now you know– and as you walk up the stairs you can see where little hands have peeled not one but two layers of ancient wallpaper, both inexplicably featuring shades of avocado green.
For another thing, it’s loud. I don’t mean it to be loud, but even six small people being quiet requires one big person to speak up to be heard over them.
Apparently I forgot I had a blog last week. Whoops!
Still, I found some interesting stuff around the internet. Here are some posts that caught my eye!
For St. Patrick’s Day…
Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup from Skinny Taste (although I’ll be making it decidedly less skinny by using full fat versions of butter, milk, and broth, LOL!)
St. Patrick and His Pot of Gold Printable from Three-Sided Wheel
Make a Little Rainbow to Hang from Scrumdillydilly
Happy March Fo(u)rth— the only day of the year that is also a command! We read about this ideas years back in an old issue of Family Fun, so on this day we like to make plans for something we want to accomplish. For me, I would like to get through March without completely losing it.
Feasts and Festivals
March is, first and foremost, the liturgical season of Lent. Some of our Lenten plans include following our Lenten calendar and reading Bible Stories for the 40 Days, praying the Stations of the Cross, making personal sacrifices, fasting, giving alms, making sacrifice mice and a Lenten spiral, and learning some Lenten hymns. For more ideas, be sure to check out my Lent and Holy Week Pinterest board.