Victoria Day

On the Monday before May 25th Canadians celebrate “Victoria Day”. It is the unofficial beginning of summer; the day a lot of us plant our gardens (We didn’t today – hopefully this weekend). We set off fireworks, have barbecues and enjoy family. Check out this article for a history of Victoria Day – a uniquely Canadian holiday.

Who was Queen Victoria? She is the queen for whom the Victorian Era is named for her. During her long reign of over sixty-three and a half years the world changed a lot and became much smaller. Industry grew expotentially with so many new inventions that made life easier. People were on the move. Education and living standards were improved. Amazing scientific discoveries were made.England reached its zenith as a Christian nation. Scores of missionaries left England for all parts of the world.

It is said that Queen Victoria once said that “m”  was her favourite letter in the alphabet. Without the letter “m” the Bible would say that not any rich are saved. With the letter “m” it says that not many rich are saved. I have hopes that we will one day see Queen Victoria in heaven.

Pictures of Queen Victoria show her as a small woman but she certainly had a large influence on her country and the world. I am a “small” woman in this world, but through my children I can have a large influence on the world. A sobering thought. I pray often for wisdom and strength as I try to teach our children how to be a light in this dark world.

enjoying Victoria Day as a family

enjoying Victoria Day as a family

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So Many BOOKS!

My husband bought me 97 books today! I am so excited, and I haven’t even looked at them all yet. How is this possible? Seventy-five bloggers have come together with 97 of their books. They are worth $640 but this package is being sold for $29.97. As well, there are five e-courses and $140 worth of bonus materials and offers. The topics cover everything from beauty to budgeting to homeschooling to motherhood to recipes to health and fitness and more. If you’re frugal this is an outstanding offer.

I have spent my day downloading books, changing diapers, downloading books, checking schoolwork, downloading books, fixing meals, downloading books…I think you get the picture. I am so excited. I can hardly pick which book to start with – they all look so good.

Here are some of my favourite titles so far…Easy Peasy Chores (please if anything can help with chores, sign me up), Healthy Homemaking – One Step at a Time, iPhone Photography (I’m really curious about this one), Just Making Ice Cream, Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert, Pursuit of Proverbs 31 and Not a DIY Diva. These are just a few that I can hardly wait to start reading.

There are several blogs where you can buy this bundle from. I’m going to link the blog that I purchased from. This blog is also having a giveaway for a Kindle Fire. The sale is only until May 4th so don’t hesitate. Check it out and then get a bundle for yourself. You will not regret it.