Monday, April 26, 2010

On My Own

Having washed dishes, done three loads of laundry, and cleaned both the kitchen floor and toilet yesterday, I felt really great about doing a lot of nothing today.

I made breakfast, watched Dawson's Creek, read a few magazines and even tried a little workout routine I found in Marie Claire from May 2009 {don't judge me, Erin}

After all of this, I thought about how much I want to read a book by Dallas Willard...considering he was so captivating at Catalyst...

So I decided to walk to the Newport Public Library.
Starbucks in hand {there's one on the way}, I filled out the necessary paperwork and was issued my very own library card. I was told I could check out up to 50 items at once. I told I'd be content with far fewer than 50, but thanks for giving me a limit.

Oh how I love the smell of old books.
About an hour later, I walked home with "Divine Conspiracy" by Dallas Willard and "Deceptively Delicious" {which I have been reading about on Stacy's blog}

I wasn't in a hurry to get home, so I downloaded an iPhone application called Hipstamatic {recommended by Ashley} and wandered around my neighborhood, taking pictures of various sizes and shapes of houses.

This one reminds me of Pippy Longstocking...or Mary Poppins

I made eye-contact and said hello to everyone that walked by...which is, easily, one of my favorite things to do. I also sat on the grass near my house and read a little of "Divine Conspiracy", which has notes written in it from a previous reader. {I'm not sure if I like that or if it bothers me...maybe a little of each.}

After a long day alone, I spent the evening with the Maguires. Shepherd's Pie and fresh, from scratch chocolate chip tasty!

I love long, lone Mondays.


Julie Hibbard said...

I remember taking you for your very first library card on your 2nd birthday. You would have LOVED to have taken home 50 items at that point!
How encouraging that 25 years later, you are still captivated by reading.

PETE Di LALLO said...

You inspired me to research Dallas Willard's books which I may put on my to-read list...I could walk to our library too and maybe drop a few pounds and save a few bucks and, not have to think about what to do with books after reading them...thanks for the idea...
And taking photos of architectural style of homes in your neighborhood made this post fun to read...