So, I thought I would continue the trend with a little blog about reading. When I can, I like to make reading a luxurious experience, and let me tell you.....it makes me love autumn even more. So....imagine....you're off work, the house is decently clean, dinner is done, the tv is off...and a charming book waits for you....beckoning. I say to myself, "Don't mind if I do." I pull on my fluffy robe, its warmth and softness enveloping me...it's the perfect blanket to wrap up in.Now, off to the kitchen, no serious reading session is complete without LICORICE SPICE TEA. No worries, its herbal tea. I've tried other teas, but this, with one packet of equal, makes me want to say...MMMmmmm, after every sip. Seriously....you must try it, and DON'T forego the packet of sweetener, it makes a huge difference. It's the perfect indulgence that is 100% guilt free. No sugar, no calories...no nothing! And I'm helping get my 6-8 glasses of water in a day. My dear, dear licorice spice. I've also become an old lady, and can get 2 mugs of tea out of 1 bag....LOL.
Now, a little ambience. I light some candles, and turn off all the lights that aren't near my reading chair, and now I'm basking in just enough glow. And warm socks? A MUST! Now I'm ready to dive in. Where did I leave off last time?
Okay, so I've just recently added reading back into my leisure time. I just finished my Bachelor's in English this last June, and I DID NOT want to pick up a book. I was so burnt out with reading, even easy books were abhorrent. But now, I've had enough time away from the grind, and I'm loving being able to read WHATEVER I want....like Harry Potter. Yes, I ashamedly admit, I haven't finished them all yet, but I'm getting there. I am a big fan though, I even went to the midnight book release at Borders, as Professor Trelawney....oh yeah.
I realize all the moms out there are probably rolling their eyes thinking....who has time to read? especially with peace and quiet? I am fully aware that life definitely won't always be like this, but I'll enjoy this now, and enjoy what's coming up when it comes up.