Monday, June 22, 2009

I'm still here...

This weekend we were busy with Amy's birthday. Her birth-mother and siblings came to help us celebrate.

Other than that we're still doing school. Tomorrow we have our annual assessment. I think we'll be finished with the year by August. I hope to take that whole month off and start up after Labor Day again.

I have not been sewing lately, but I need to finish the quilt and have others to start. My addiction to Farm Town has kept me busy with that, although that's starting to wane quite a bit. I had a friend suggest that I should sew (or whatever) for an hour then take a 20 break for Farm Town. I might just take her up on that. :)

Our garden is not doing very well. It's been too cool and wet for the tomatoes and I think everything else is dead. DH said the onions are the only thing thriving. It's supposed to be warmer this week, so that'll help with the tomatoes.

I'm currently reading Liberty and Tyranny A Conservative Manifesto by Mark R. Levin. When I put it on hold at the library I was in 179th place (or somewhere near that). It's mostly an overview of what conservatism looks like.

Also reading The Establishment and Limits of Civil Government An Exposition of Romans 13:1-7. James M. Willson wrote it in the mid 1800s. I'm not too far into that one yet as it's not a library book with a due date. The back of the book says,

"Civil government continues to increase in authority, power, and scope. Too many Christians are under the false impression that they are obligated to endure the legislative acts handed down by government officials no matter how evil they may be. This is a simplistic and dangerous reading of Paul's instructions in Romans 13. Elected officials are as equally bound to distinguish between good and evil in the area of civil government as are unelected citizens. Being a ruler offers no exemption. James Willson's exposition of Romans 13 is a much needed antidote to both the advocacy of passivity and rebellion that some are inclined to take." Gary DeMar

And lastly I'm reading the new Sisterchicks book In Wooden Shoes. It's my before-bed pleasure reading.

I do have a puzzle in progress also. I'll post pictures of the latest ones in another blog.


Mom said...

I am thinking about buying Mark Levin's Book. Is it worth it?

momawake said...

I think if you can get it from the library it'd be better. That way you can look it over.

cheri said...

Glad you are back!