I had a long blog post typed out but it was all lost (except for one paragraph) when our internet service developed some kind of hick up and I had to jump start it (thankfully Christopher has shown me how). It doesn't happen often... sigh.
I'm still spending more time on the sofa than doing any kind of work. I've even asked my husband to run errands for me tomorrow. This virus just doesn't want to give up. I know being a Type 1 diabetic makes it harder to overcome but from what I've heard from friends and family, most people seem to be having a hard time shaking it. Even better reason for me to stay inside a few more days with a good book(s).
I should have given a little more info about Louis L'Amour in yesterday's post. I forget there is probably an entire generation now unfamiliar with him. His book that I'm re-reading, Education of a Wandering Man, is his autobiography regarding his early years and how he really did educate himself after having to drop out of school at a young age. He was a prolific reader (as well as writer).
I first heard about the book in a list of Favorite Books about a decade ago. As I begin to notice it in other such lists, I became curious and checked it out of the library. What a treasure, especially for one homeschooling anyone in general and a boy in particular. L'Amour writes like a cowboy poet. I've read that Ronald Reagan used to keep one of his books beside him to read when he needed to relax. Hmmm... cold war, economic crisis, assassination attempt... good thing L'Amour wrote a lot of books for The Gipper to read. Even though it is an autobiography, it reads like a novel.
Speaking of books (who, me?), I received Schaeffer's The Tapestry in the mail today. I purchased it through an Amazon used book seller. It has been out of print for sometime now and I was taking a chance at ordering the paperback copy but it arrived in very good condition. I loaned my original hardback copy (a gift from my husband) to a friend in the 1990s and never received it back before they moved away. It was nearly $20.00 (for a paperback!) with shipping but it is not easy to locate these days.
The Tapestry was written by Edith and is subtitled The Life and Times of Francis and Edith Schaeffer. It is truly one of my top five favorite books... ever. I probably should take Schaeffer's books and make them their own category with "everything Schaeffer" being second only to my Bible. I cannot emphasize the affect and influence they had over me as a very young woman who came to know Christ as a teenager.
I have thanked God over and over for bringing their books to educate me in the Christian life as well as my walk as a wife and mother. Were they perfect? Absolutely not. They never claimed to be perfect. However, they were definitely placed in the Kingdom of God at the right place and the right time. If you can find a copy of this book, buy it and read it. It's rather big but it is... amazing.
I need a sugar free lemon lime soft drink to ease my stomach before making dinner. I'm cheating tonight, using alfredo sauce from a jar and pasta from the refrigerator section of the grocery store. At least there will be dinner on the table. :)
By the way, if you notice errors in spelling... I haven't been able to get Blogger's Spell Check to work in weeks. I try to proofread but when I'm in a hurry or I don't have my glasses handy... what you see is (unfortunately) what you may end up with! Spelling was never my strong point.