Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What I'm Loving

1) My library membership.  Specifically the ability to download books to my Kindle or ipad to read.  Plus did you know you can check out cookbooks?  I'm sure you did (I'm always late to the game) but I currently have a Weight Watchers book and an Alton Brown book that I am reading while I eat.  Yes, cookbooks are reading material.  I love to dream that I could make all of the recipes and they would be as pretty as the pictures and taste as good as I dream they would taste.  All this while eating a Tyson Chicken Pot Pie or a Tostinos pizza, mind you.

2) Reading.  I used to read a lot then I stopped for a bit.  However, I've been indulging lately and getting lost in a story.  For those interested, I am re-reading the O'Malley series by Dee Henderson and the Maggie Hope series by Susan Elia MacNeal.

Dee Henderson released Full Disclosure this past year which is a fabulous book if you've read the O'Malley series.  (Note: it would be great on its own, but if you've read the O'Malley series, it is even better!)  Then she has a new book coming out in May to tell the story of the final O'Malley who had a thread through all the other books.  So re-reading the original series is both fun and necessary.  I'll probably even re-read Full Disclosure after reading the original series again because I enjoyed it that much.

I don't remember where I first read about the Maggie Hope series, but the title "Mr. Churchill's Secretary" caught my eye.  I added it to my Amazon Wish List for Books I Would Like To Read and when I got my library membership I immediately downloaded it.  I read it on a recent trip and just loved the characters.  Then I realized it was a series so #2 is waiting on me.

3) My friends.  I mean really, could God have blessed me any more than He did?  I just spent a glorious long weekend in Charleston, mainly plopped down on a couch at Danna's, in sweatpants no less.  I got to eat Chick-Fil-A for breakfast and eat queso and chips at Senior Tequila.  (Note: Seattle doesn't have queso or Chick-Fil-A.  It's tragic.)  I got to hang out at some point with Abigail, Stacy, Annette, Lauren, Davida, and Whitney.  It was refreshing, encouraging, full of laughter and tears.  I love these people and in a perfect world, I could just beam me there or them here in a moment.  But I'll settle for our weekends here and there and just soak them in as much as I can during that time.

4) My Mr.  The fact that the he and I can be apart and realize it's not the end of the world, but that we love each other enough to know that those times grow us.  He lovingly let me go see my people and then told me he missed me.  He then left me alone to go on a work trip and I miss him.  Though we both admit we enjoy having the bed all to ourselves.  30+ years of living alone will do that to a person.  Or persons.  But it's still nice when we're together again.  

1 comment:

Whitney said...

I loved seeing you too! Hoping you and your man can come back soon! Love you friend!!!