My head does not like the weather extremes this time of year. The high on Sunday was 54 and today we barely made it out of the teens. Christopher had a terrible time driving home last night. We were vey relieved to see the headlights of the Nissan pulling into the gravel lane close to Midnight. He had already called us to say one of his best friends had totaled his car on his drive home. There had not been a lot of snow but what was on the ground had continued to be blown across roads, creating black ice everywhere.
Thankfully, hubby is running much needed errands and stopping by the grocery store as I quickly write. Thank God for the gift of my laptop, which is the only reason I can write as often as I do. I am propped up on my living room sofa, soon to return to the fluffed up pillow. I am very thankful that on such a head-achy kind of day, I can be warm and cozy. Today was also my last antibiotic day, hallelujah!
Yes... I've been enjoying a January of Elizabeth Goudge (encouraged by my two younger friends mentioned in yesterday's post). It has been fun as Stephanie has been reading some of the same books. Although I'll write more about it soon, I must admit to being up until nearly 1:00 this morning reading The Dean's Watch.
Lanier, I can see why it is your mother's favorite. What a book! I cried at the end, not only due to the story but I was sorry to have the novel end... it has been a long time since I felt that way about a book.
I pulled my copy of Honey For a Women's Heart off the shelf of favorite books in my bedroom. I wanted to read again what Gladys Hunt said about Goudge. I am next reading Gentian Hill and should I have more time this month, I'll see if the library still has one of the other Goudge books I'm interested in reading.
At least for part of 2010, I am going back to that which worked for me long ago... reading at least a few books by one author each month. I found it far better to really get into the mind of an author this way. In February I plan to re-read a few of my favorite Edith Schaeffer books... I'll share more about that in a few days.