And no, I am not tooting my own horn! It's a wonderful post about parenting at Sally Clarkson's blog. Click here to wander on over... I'm convinced Sally is my spiritual twin, separated at birth. Her books (and those co-written with Clay) were among my first and my favorites when we started homeschooling but it is even more than that. When reading Sally's books, I felt what C. S. Lewis talks about... we truly do read to know we are not alone.
As I reread Ruff's book, I'm remembering why it was so life changing for me. It was the first time I had even thought about "deepening the pantry" as a hedge against inflation (and insurance one can definitely use). I'll write more about it later.
Now I must take advantage of the sunshine outside. We've been surrounded by storms, not to mention tornadoes, for nearly a week. We spent most of the time during graduation practice hiding away in storm shelters as funnel clouds, tornadoes, and straight line winds played havoc all around us.
Hubby called me as the sirens went off to let me know what the meterologist on TV was saying and we lost contact during that conversation. I was very relieved when arriving home a couple of hours later to find only the power off and phone lines down after hearing reports of damage not far from where we lived.
Such is life in the Midwest. Last night I was so tired and sleepy that I went to bed with storms all around (lasting through the night) and threw up a prayer for God's protection. He did (protect, that is). :)