Every now and then I just want to do nothing but escape from the real world and read feel-good books of a kinder, gentler time by authors such as Gladys Taber. Or perhaps read Susan Branch's pretty blog. She has a way of bringing sunshine into the gloomiest days. And I love to see what her kitties, Jack and Girl Kitty, have been up to. It's fun to see photos of them on Susan's table or perched high up on a cabinet or sitting on top of a stack of laundry needing to be folded. It makes me feel like my house is pretty normal after all. :)
To escape from the decluttering project,
needy kitties whining for treats, and the online news that gets more alarming nearly every day, and needing bird seed and wanting to
find a particular book,
I hopped into the car and drove to the Big Town to look around in the book store. I still had a credit on a gift card to use. Then, walking down the mall corridor, I stopped at a kiosk and bought the cutest Lang calendar featuring kitties, and marked half-price, for my little office space.
After leaving the mall, and I don't know how it happened, my car just found it's way to the resale shop. I'm hopeless. But I only bought a couple of books off the mystery shelf. One is called The Ideal Man and is most likely more romance than mystery. The ladies at the counter and I had a good laugh over the title of that book. Does such a man really exist? lol! About as likely to exist as the ideal woman, I'd say!
Back home, BG had just gotten in from work and was hungry, so I
warmed up left-over chili from last night. Then I settled down to
escape into my new-to-me book to see what an ideal man looked like. My man took to the couch and escaped into a TV program.
I finished the book which was about a young surgeon who had a couple of bad guys wanting to do away with her, for different reasons, and the FBI agent who rode in on his white horse to save her. They fell in love (yep, I was right about the romance) mid-way through the book and the ending was pretty much a fore-gone conclusion. Not even close to being about a kinder, gentler time, but it was an interesting
I'd love to escape to a sunny climate about now. It was dark and it rained all day. The kind of day that is good to curl up with a good book. How about you? Where do you go to escape/get away from it all for awhile?
I will be running the vacuum and straightening the house. Old habits die hard. I have cleaned house on Fridays most weeks for over 40 years. You know...in case someone comes by!
Have a nice day and enjoy your weekend, too!