I added a new feature to the sidebar- that scrolling Amazon thing is a list of books I am reading. I've got one other to add to the list. I'm reading it honor of "Lady" Lydia Sherman:
A brief description from Amazon:
Faust (The Creation of Confederate Nationalism) makes a major contribution to both Civil War historiography and women's studies in this outstanding analysis of the impact of secession, invasion and conquest on Southern white women. Antebellum images based on helplessness and dependence were challenged as women assumed an increasing range of social and economic responsibilities. Their successes were, however, at best mixed, involving high levels of improvisation. The failure of Southern men to sustain their patriarchal pretensions on the battlefield also broke the prewar gender contract of dependence in return for protection. Women of the South after 1865 confronted both their doubt about what they could accomplish by themselves and their desire to avoid reliance on men. The women's rights movement in the South thus grew from necessity and disappointment-a sharp contrast to the ebullient optimism of its Northern counterpart. Faust's provocative analysis of a complex subject merits a place in all collections of U.S. history.
Hopefully, anyone who is familiar with Mrs. Sherman's writings will understand the irony of why I'm reading this in her honor. I don't have time to go into it right now...
I'm way behind today- and its all my fault. So, I'm off to make another few practice loaves of altar bread (the Orthodox make the bread at home that we use in the Eucharist) and Garlic Cheddar Biscuits to accompany the Buttermilk Chicken of tonight's dinner.
Also on today's agenda:
1. Staying OFF the computer!!
2. Getting all the day's lessons done in the shortest possible amount of time
3. Laundry laundry laundry
4. Pack six boxes of books (Have I mentioned here that we are moving in three weeks?? Aaaaaaah!)
Better get too it. Procrastination is my middle name!