Monday, August 9, 2010

Today at the Cottage

We start 10th grade and 8th grade, Middle Ages study, Biology...
No Poo is going wonderfully, I love it and I have not noticed a transition period at all.

Life is a little rough right now but I know there are others who have bigger worries and stresses than I do. Keeping them in my prayers keeps my mind off myself and stops me from wallowing in self pity.

Chalk art by Ash and Yguy, Saturday while waiting for dad to come home from work.

Benjamin Franklin's 13 virtues

1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.

6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.

7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.

8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

9. MODERATION. Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

10. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.

11.TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.

13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

Have a Blessed Day



  1. Good luck on your coming school year and pray it will all go smoothly for you! :)

    I keep you in my prayers and hope all is well. I will be working on a letter for you this week. :)

    I love the virtues, and have written them down for myself to go over. What wonderful things to live by! Thank you for sharing!


  2. Dear Erika,

    The beginning of the homeschooling year is such a rough time...but once it gets started, everything begins to fall into place.

    I am printing those virtures, because I would like to keep them close at all times. Thank you for sharing them.

    Rejoice in your blessings!



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