Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Books, Buddies, & Busy

Oh how exciting to find a box on the doorstep.  I discovered four books inside and a lovely purple tulip note card all from Christina at soul aperture.  I became enchanted with Christina's blog the first time I read her inspiring words and viewed her elegant photography of simple things.  How lucky I was to have my name drawn for a gift of books. When I’ve finished all four books, I’m planning to carry on Christina’s book giveaway and pass them along.  Thank you Christina!  I can’t wait to get started on…

Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster

Today is Buddy Day at my grandson’s school.  I’m going to meet him for lunch, devour a hot dog and then off we’ll go to the book fair.  He is my buddy in every way.  We share a love of cookie dough and fresh from the oven cookies. We both love words.  Who knew a 7 year old would find words so fascinating that he'd begin writing his own stories.  With heads together we giggle and conspire.

Yep!  He sure is my buddy!

As the holidays approach I’m finding myself incredibly busy.  It’s that time of year when I want to get organized and clean from floor to rafters until the whole house shines like “the top of the Chrysler building.” 

The orders for fresh, mixed-green wreaths have started coming in.  I’ll be spending a lot of time in the garage turned workshop for the next few weeks.

I’m finding beauty in the day with books, buddies and that I am once again able to be busy, busy! 


  1. Lovely post as always..wonderful and charming! Always nice to pop in and see what you are up to! Hope all is well..and sparkly in your world!

  2. Good books, pretty things for the holidays and a spick and span home - nice things to live with:)

  3. Ohh Kiki...it's been so long! Thank you for stopping by today. You always make me smile.

    Annie...It's so good to see you, too! I do love a clean home, but I'm not all that fond of cleaning. HA!

  4. this warms my heart. thank you.

    and to know, you haven't read any of them... i have tears in my eyes.
    so glad they arrived, my friend.

  5. Christina...You're ever so welcome! I'm excited to start reading Paul Auster's book, Brooklyn Follies. It's one I've been meaning to check out.


  6. Dear Teresa, What a lovely, atmospheric posting of books, book fairs, food, early preparations for Christmas and, above all else, of friendship. How lucky you are to have such a very spirited and interesting 'buddy' with whom to share your moments of free time.

    Good luck with the house clean! It does sound a little daunting!

  7. Edith...Thank you for visiting. The books at this particular book fair were not my favorite genre, but who can resist a title like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Certainly not my little buddy.

    I live in a small home these days, not nearly as daunting as the Victorian farmhouse I lived in for 20 years.

    Have a grand day, Edith!

  8. There is just so much goodness here, it makes me so happy!

    I love your blog and love Christina's blog as well, that you two are sharing all these gifts and joy with each other and with us makes me love this blog-world connection.

  9. Hello Theresa 0!!
    Your grandson is adorable!
    I'm so excited about your win and that they were books you have not read!! Christina is a sweetheart!
    Your wreath upon your door is simple and elegant. Really love it!


  10. Marion...it's so good to see you! The blogosphere is indeed a wonderful place to meet new friends, share commonalities, and be supportive one another. After a month of pain I'm feeling so positively happy and more appreciative of the simple joys life offers that I too often overlook. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Constance...Thank you for your kind words. I think the little man is the best thing since sliced bread, but then I'm just a wee bit prejudiced. Christina and so many other bloggers, including you, inspire me, make me smile, and cause me to think and ponder the infinitie possibilites that are out there. It's what blogging is all about. Yes?
    Have a wonderful day!


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