Friday, July 15, 2011

A Dream?

As I mentioned a few times recently, I've been feeling rather tired and worn out.  Not to mention hurting from the horrible fall I took on Tuesday, July 12th,  Orangemen's Day!

Forgive me all you readers who have affinity with Orangemen's Day, including my Irish family!  It's just with the pain I experienced, I forgot to wish everyone a very happy day.  Hopefully, it was a good day for you!

While watching Dateline last Friday evening, I just couldn't stay awake.  It didn't matter that many people were celebrating the beginning of the weekend, I found myself in bed, around 10:30 p.m., or thereabouts. 

The strange thing for me, is that due to back problems, I usually cannot lie in bed longer than about 7 hours.  Even so, I dragged my poor aching, tired body out of bed Saturday morning about 8:00 a.m.  Wow!  That I slept like a log was amazing, but that long?  Double wow!

Once I checked e-mail and updated on Facebook (FB), I wrapped a couple of birthday gifts, signing cards to go with the gifts.

Off I went to the library.  I had requested a book; for some reason, I thought it was waiting for me.  It must have been in a dream, for when I got there, I found I was still on the list, being the 2nd person waiting for it.

Still, I was able to return the book I had last borrowed, The Book Thief.  I know I briefly mentioned this book in another entry.  Even so, I must say once more, that it was a wonderful book.  If you ever get the chance to read it, don't let it pass you by.  Read it!

Actually, writing about this book has reminded me that I failed to mention that on Wednesday evening about 7:00 p.m., I met with fellow members of my book-reading club at a local coffee shop, Evolve.

Not all members were in attendance.  In all, there were about 10 of us, enjoying beverages and conversation relating to the book of the month, that we had read.  Well, this time, not everyone had read the book, for we had a new person join us.  In addition, a couple people had not yet finished the book. 

Yes, it is quite a large book to read.   The Book Thief, I mean.  But, if you are like me, you'll be able to get through it in no time.  It took me about three (3) days to read this thick goodie.  I just couldn't put it down.  Every spare moment, I found it in my hands.

We ended our meeting by deciding on a selection to read before our next gathering.  We'll be reading A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick.

Yes, this is the book that I thought awaited my picking up at the library, that I realized must have only happened in a dream.  It won't be long now; with only a person ahead of me, the dream should become reality fairly soon!


Until next time...

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