Saturday, February 05, 2011

Silences and books...

If you look at it optimistically, it's very early in the morning, though that doesn't mean that it's anywhere near dawn. Of course, it's still wintertime so the sun does get up late. If it were summertime, it would be different and the early birds would be twittering now. It is a sound I will welcome and not soon enough. There's nothing happier than early morning bird song.

I've got hours of darkness left while I sit here and drink my coffee and try to amuse myself. I've just taken my vitamin pill while I thought of it and I will take my Omega 3 capsule when that huge vitamin pill has passed the narrow opening of my gastric band. The Omega 3 capsule is rather large too and I'm afraid to take both at the same time. I would hate to cause an obstruction while being especially mindful of my health.

It's with some amount of pleasure that I welcome Saturday. Because it's a weekend day, I will spend it as I like and have no schedule that looks like anything during the week. I will do some chores and walk the dog, but it will mostly be at my leisure. I will watch cultural programs on television and start reading a new book, because last night I finished reading the book that's in my sidebar. 

I had read half of it and put it aside and never got around to finishing it. I picked it up last night and sat down in my armchair and did and with much pleasure too. I didn't put it down until I was done with it and even forgot to watch the news. That's saying something. It may be because I know Laurie Hertzel from her blog that I was especially interested in this book, but it was just plain good and fun to read.

I have a variety of novels on my bookcase to choose from, but I want to make the right choice, because I'm a picky reader right now and not just any old book is going to grab my attention and make me sit down long enough to finish it. It does have to be especially good and have many redeeming features. I have to have a good look at each one and choose carefully.

It's still stormy outside and cloudy, but it's not raining. It's not going to be especially cold, but the gusts of wind make it feel colder than it is. It will be a good day to mostly stay inside and hunker down. At least we're not having snow and ice or that terrible snow storm that the people in North America are having. Those are real extremes of weather that we don't have to deal with. 

I hope you'll all have a nice day!



Maggie May said...

It is a very early time to be awake and a pity you started drinking coffee that would probably perk you up even further. I wonder if you've ever tried camomile tea?

Some of those vitamin tablets are like bullets, aren't they?

We have had terrible storms here. I wake up to hear dustbins being knocked over by the gusts. That sounds loud even through the double glazing.
Lets hope it passes soon.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Bev said...

You will be very healthy with all the vitamins you are taking!

I have just read a good book 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place' which was the book they based the film '127 Hours'. I don't know whether it's quite your scene but I really enjoyed it and was able to compare the book and the film. Reading is one of the great pleasures of life.

laurie said...

yay! i'm glad you liked my book! i just found out that it is a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. so i am very happy.

Gail said...

What wonderful news for Laurie...I just read her comment.

Word of mouth is the best advertisement there is.

Have a wonderful day.

Nora said...

Bev, thanks for the book recommendation. I've added it to my ever growing wish list of books to get. I won't have enough days in my lifetime to read them all.