Every now and then I re-evaluate my life. I’m sure many people do. With children growing up, and the youngest now being 7 years old, I am very definitely at a different time of life. I still have family duties, of course, which along with prayer, are the most important things. But in an effort to try to make sure that my increasing free time – or rather, thinking time – isn’t squandered on silly stuff, I am making a list of things I would like to tackle in the next 10 years. These are all things I can do at home, so it doesn’t include things I might like to do with the kids, out in the general community. We home school, so obviously a good part of my day is taken up with being available to help the kids with their work. The ones at home are currently aged 7 to 15, with my two eldest now in their 20s and back in Australia.
It’s all Greek to me.
Stuff to do in my “spare time” (10 year plan):
Scripture (Douay-Rheims translation)
The Church Fathers
Catechism of the Council of Trent
Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma – L. Ott
Prayer: Practice Mental Prayer
Improve: Cooking, Gardening
Gregorian Chant, Piano, Guitar, Bass guitar
Latin, Italian, Hebrew
Projects: Writing, Video making
Reading: Continue with the Western Canon – Shakespeare et al
Many of these I have made a start on. I just need to keep it up.
One of the palms in my front garden.
Check out these wonderful Gregorian Chant videos! This dear man has a project to record the entire Graduale Triplex (book of Gregorian Chant) and put them up on YouTube! It’s amazing!
PS – we had a bit of snow the other day, so we did. Before Michigan! This is Texas, folks.