Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My mother is reading Louis L'Amour

I called Mom recently and in the course of the conversation asked if my sister Barbara had received a book I'd sent her in the mail. She had, and I started talking about how much I'd enjoyed the books she and I had recently read by that particular author, and then Mom told me she was currently reading some Louis L'Amour books that had been my Dad's. She'd never read L'Amour before, she said.

I hope when I'm 85 I'll be making the acquaintance of new (to me) authors as well as picking up old favorites.

I made an entry in I Stand Corrected (see link in sidebar) last night, and that made me want to make an entry here this morning, but I don't really have anything to write about. We're all just "kickin' along" as Thomas would say. There has been too much rain here lately which has knocked Thomas out of work a few times, and with overtime slowing down as well we've had to re-do our budget a bit -- but who hasn't had to do that in these times! I can't believe there are parts of the country that have already had snow/ice-related deaths! I'm not looking forward to a bad winter.

I had to take my SUV to our mechanic yesterday, but the news wasn't as bad as I'd been afraid it would be. Seems a metal piece on an axle had broken off and was somehow affecting my anti-lock brakes. Less than $300 to fix it, which was better than what we'd feared -- we were afraid it could be something like a tie-rod, and the mechanic said that his first fear was that it was something else that could have run into a thousand. We'll take good news where we can get it.

Andrew and Eler Beth are fine. Yesterday Eler Beth was mixing up her words, and she told me her head was on the fritz. I liked that description. My head goes on the fritz a lot lately. And that makes me wonder where that expression came from, so I think I know what I'll be researching when I get off here.

I wrote a short story in my head last week, but when I went to put it on paper it was not at all like it had been in my mind. So I guess I was premature with it. It wasn't ready to come out yet. I'll try again later.

I hope everyone is doing well. I won't promise to get by to visit, but I will, you know -- I'm just not going to make a promise of it. I have been reading at least one blog a day since the first day of October, hoping to catch up with everyone, and I'm sure your turn is coming.

Well, the cat is sitting on my chest now and making it plain that he expects my hands to stop playing with this keyboard and start addressing his own needs, so I'll close this for now.

Take care all and have a good week.


Anne said...

good to hear from you. Your Mom is amazing. Hello to Eler Beth. Anne

ADB said...

Isn't it strange how blogging seems to be quietly falling by the wayside these days? Good to see a post from you, Lori.

Missie said...

I wish I could sit down and actually read a book, but I get bored really easy when doing that. I must have ADD! LOL

Have a good night.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad to hear all is well.

Beth said...

Good for your Mom! Let's hope we never lose our curiosity or search for new things!

Glad you're all doing well, and I'll look forward to hearing about "on the fritz." I like that expression, too, and it strikes me as Germanesque. Hugs, Beth

Ora said...

Hi Lori...my sister loved reading Louis Amour books...I just never got the hang of them...maybe later...I never give up books...altho I read mostly novels..I do enjoy others if they catch my fancy...glad everyone is doing well...are you still home schooling Eler Beth?? and yes..most of us have tightened the belt so to speak..if not for now...for sometime down the road!!!I was away from blogging for a while but well I miss everyone...so back I go...not alot to talk about...but a word or two is better than NOTHING!!!!! right??? LOL...and about the rain...I am sick of it...but am sure one day I will wish for more of it....hmmm??? never satisfied are we...LOL...hugs to you all from Ora in Lexington