I love to read.
If you have known me for more than 5 minutes, you know that about me. I can't just read one book at a time. I have 3 on my bedside table (one deep, reflective one that I can only read a little of at a time; one light fiction that I can hardly put down; and one other just for grins), 3 in my car for waiting in carline or just waiting on someone, several spread throughout the house to pick up as I have time (ha, I know). We have books overflowing in the den bookshelves, hall bookshelves, my bedside table, everywhere.
We started collecting coffeetable books after we were married as travel souveniers. Virginia, Washington DC, Turkey, Paris, Boston, San Francisco.... the list goes on.
Why do I love to read? I love reading about new places. New people. New perspectives. I love escaping my reality for a few moments and traveling in someone else's shoes. I love learning. I love expanding my horizons.
But mostly, I love the twist. I love when a story has a twist to it. Don't get me wrong, I love a good, predictable love story as much as the next girl. But, I love a good twist. Something you didn't see coming. Like in "My Best Friend's Wedding" (yes, the movie, not a book, but stay with me), Julia Robert's character goes to the wedding of her (male) best friend to break the happy couple up and steal the guy. Long story short, she fails and he marries the intended bride. It wasn't your typical love story where everything works out for the main character.
(stay with me, there is a point.....)
Life has been full of twists and turns lately. Things I never saw coming have blindsided me. In good and bad way. I was shocked almost two years ago when Miles was born and he was a boy. I just knew that he was a girl. I was equally shocked when his hair finally came in and was SOOOO curly! :) What a great surprise! I am surprised at how happy I am being a stay-at-home mom. Never thought I would do it, much less enjoy it. Little things surprise me in day to day life. I am surprised that I miss Mason and Miles being around the house on the days they are at school. (But I do enjoy the quiet!)
This is the biggest surprise of all lately........
We'll be welcoming another baby Kimball into the house in September.
Yes, this a great surprise! :)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I love to read.
Posted by Kendra at 6:56 PM