Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Taking a Day Off

Yesterday I took a day off...from almost everything. Once the boys were done their school work, I sat down and read, and read, and read. They played and played, and for a few hours only interrupted by lunch and a load of laundry,. I escaped into my imagination thanks to Lucy Maude.

Yes, yesterday I dove into the dream world that awaits whenever I  pick up a book by L. M. Montgomery. 

I love her. I love her books.

I love the Canadian content.

It's been almost 20 years since I read this little treasure but it was such a great little break from my daily realities.  It's the last in the 8 book series that begins with the classic Anne of Green Gables and I just love falling in love with the unique characters (again) and it's portrayal of a simpler, slower time.

This book takes as World War 1 breaks out in Europe and really gives an idea of Canada's spectacular involvement. The reader also gets a glimpse of the beginning of many changes in North American society, not all of them good. 

Ah! it was such a lovely day off.

Then I tried not to feel guilty about the nasty floors, dirty dishes, dirty laundry and untended gardens and the fact that I hadn't showered or planned dinner. I got caught up on all but the floors and garden before dinner any ways, so the break was well worth it I guess :)

Then I picked up this book before bed.

It's my second reading of  The Bonsai Conspiracy by Paul Anderson Walsh. What a challenging new perspective on the Gospel and Christianity. I was particularly moved by his take on the story of the Prodigal Son.

Anyways, back to the grind. I got some boys who need attention behind me!

Have a great day, maybe you should take a reading break too :)

lots of Love,


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