Friday, October 26, 2007

The Height of Luxury


Yawn.


Stretch.


I have been afforded a weekend of true days off. Mmmm.


Bliss.


Hubby has been house bound with the puny punkin' all week long. Bless him. This morning I quickly assessed our checkbook and decided it would be the height of wisdom for me to become house bound and thus reduce our tendency for weekend expenditures. Rescheduled the massage and the doctor's checkup that snuck up on me. This affords me the luxury that no amount of money can buy: time at home with no obligations to leave the house for 3 (three!) whole days!!! (Perhaps with the small exception of going running with the Pacers on Sat. morning.) I have a mental list (that would run the length of me if I wrote it out) of things that need to be done around the house. That, I'm sure will occupy me nicely. If I grow tired of being productive, I visited the library yesterday for a weekend stock of movies and books. Oh yes, I'm sure I'll have no end of things to do.


Bonus: I just looked out the window and it's raining. One of my favorite things is to be at home on a rainy day.


I've been thinking lately of making a list of the things I love. I've already started the list and hope to figure out how to post it on the side of my site. Another goal I have that I shall start at the new year is to keep a list of books that I've read. I attempted that this year but quickly lost track. I'd love to know how many books I read in a year. It would help me also organize my reading better. I sometimes read a book that is part of a series or by an author that I really like and after returning it to the library I neither remember the title or the author's name. Makes it difficult to go back for more by that author. I also think I need a list of classics that I "need" to read. I just recently read "To Kill a Mockingbird" and loved it so much. "The Scarlet Letter" has been highly recommended and I am also interested in "Walden Pond". Feel free to recommend your favorites.

3 comments:

crystal said...

I've been reading more modern books lately. One of my favorites is "My life in France" by Julia Child. It tells the story of how she ended up in Paris and took her first cooking class at the age of 35 because she wanted to impress her husband (who was the love of her life and a great gourmet). I loved this book and it makes you want to go back in time and live in France, walk to the market for fresh flowers and shop for china at the flea markets.

HeyJules said...

Oh, I heard that Julia Child book was good! I'd like to recommend "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" by Annie Dillard. A lot about nature and a lot about God - it's my all time favorite.

hepsmom said...

Pic today is FAB! Or, I suppose it was yesterday?