Monday, July 21, 2008

A perfect day on my own

A perfect day in my town starts normally starts with a coffee & a book. That amber coloured liquid in the mug is not beer, just a spritzer that Lizzie was enjoying the day I took this picture. Lizzie is away for a few days camping with friends so today my day was child, husband, and work-free. I stayed in bed until the shameful time of 11:00. Got up and fetched a coffee. Came home, read for a while & spilled most of that coffee. Kept reading, trying not to get the tears I was shedding for my lost coffee all over my book. Went out, did a few errands. Came home and read some more. But that's not all...

I finished my book & felt compelled to get a few more from the library. This is the giant chess set that lives beside my local library. Normally there are a few people involved in a game, but today it was just too hot. I stopped and got another coffee & came home to read some more. Aaah. 


This is one of the books I read today--The Penderwicks. It's a children's book and a very quick read. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading about the adventures of the Penderwick sisters, their friends, and pets. Lizzie read the book before I did & is currently writing her own Sabrina Starr adventure, inspired by the stories one of the sisters were writing. We both feel that this book should come to live at our house. We also feel that we should go & live in a cottage for the summer on the grounds of a cottage in Maine.
This is the other book--Some Kind of Miracle. It was written by the same author that wrote Beaches, which was that totally wonderfully sentimental classic chick-flick from the late '80s. You know the one that made many of us cry our eyes out. This book didn't make me cry, but it was a touching story about two cousins, one of whom suffers from schizophrenia. I'm working part time this summer as an undergraduate nurse on our city's psychiatric unit, so I've seen a few patients with schizophrenia in my work. It's a frightening & fascinating illness treated with the very scary medications with some horrible side effects. This book was another quick read, but thoroughly enjoyable. I had difficulty putting it down even to have a shower--I was forced to read and blow-dry my hair at the same time!

Well, I've had lots of coffee and done lots of reading. I even treated myself to sushi (my all-time favourite food). It's been a good day.  

9 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

Sounds perfect to me. Any day that starts with a book and some java gets high points.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Oh, I am relaxed and joyous just hearing about your day. I love times like that!

I am a read & brush teeth kind of gal...

Hen said...

Lovely day if it includes a good read!

Sure that wasn't beer?

Liz said...

I cant lie. I'm jealous.

Here's wishing you a continued fabulous day. I cant think of anyone sweeter who deserves it! :)

Firefly Hill said...

I love that giant chess set! Way cool...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

annie

3rdEyeMuse said...

other than spilling the coffee (I was very, very sad for you) this sounds like one ideal day! Thanks for the book rec's. :)

Bunny Bunster said...

Sounds like a lovely day!
Good for you!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I always read while blow-drying my hair--my kids got me a little book stand for my birthday one year and it's great.

Sounds like my kind of day.

Jillian said...

Oh wow! Thank you for the award and for the LOVELY comments. I accept the award graciously.

The life sized chess set is amazing. I want to learn just so I can move those big 'ol pieces around!

Glad you had a day to yourself.

Jillian