Friday, November 19, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up: Successfully Brainwashed!

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Are y'all as excited about Thanksgiving as I am? Whoo-hoo! We have not taken much of a break since we started school, so the boys and I are ready for a few days of rest. 

One thing we won't be taking a break from: The Light And The Glory: Did God have a plan for America? -- the classic by Peter Marshall and David Manuel. I am nearly ashamed as a veteran homeschooling mom to admit that I have never read it. Danya read it a few years ago when she was doing David Quine's Starting Points Curriculum, but I did not join her for that one. Now, Derek and I are reading it, and we LOVE it!

I picked up the Anne of Green Gables movie collection from the library and am planning to enjoy that over the break as well. Anyone an Anne Fan? I will not be putting up anything red or green (LOL) until FRIDAY--the day after Thanksgiving! I know some of you are starting early, and one of my favorite people in the world has her shopping done (as in...COMPLETELY!) by the end of October--every year!-- but to me, it is just not Christmas without some hustle and bustle, you know?
John Davidson

When I was a little girl, my sister and I loved playing the Christmas records (yes, class, vinyl records!) that my mom ordered from Reader's Digest. We grew up listening to John Davidson, Steve and Eydie Gorme, and Doris Day singing the classic holiday songs. I remember how we would beg and plead to start listening early....and it was just absolutely out of the question! LOL!

My first Thanksgiving in my own home with Rich, I decided that I was liberated, and I pulled out my own Christmas music (I opted for Elvis' Blue Christmas) and started playing it the Monday of Thanksgiving week. While no thunder clapped nor did lightning strike me down, I felt sooooo guilty that I couldn't do it! I mean, I felt baaaaddd! So, my friends, indeed, I was successfully brainwashed, and I continue to enjoy Thanksgiving--and my fall decorations-- until the clock chimes (guilt-free, I might add) around 8 o'clock Friday morning. Then, Katy, bar the door! it is officially Christmastime! :)

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Emily said...

Stopped by your blog from Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers and decided to follow! Your blog looks like fun! :)

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...


Thanks so very much! I hope my blog is fun--that is quite a compliment! :) I can't wait to check out your blog!

Ellen said...

Rebecca, we LOVE the Anne of Green Gables movies around here. Colleen Dewhurst is perfect as Marilla, isn't she? In fact, all the actors are perfect!

I, too, am a it's-not-the-Christmas-season-til-after-Thanksgiving person. I hate it when T'giving gets glossed over.


Wendi said...

I LOVE Anne of Green Gables! It was my favorite book series when I was in highschool. I just picked up the audio cds to intro it to my dd6...she is a spunky red head with a dramatic own little Anne :)

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Ellen, Thanks for being on my side! A virtual fist bump to you, my friend! LOL

And Wendi, how fun to have your own Anne--we so need some spunky girls who love the Lord and are brave and determined to follow Him!

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