Tuesday, July 27, 2010

...was a great day to be alive.
• I got a library card and spent 3 solid, glorious hours on the library floor with stacks of books all around me.
• Before obtaining said library card, I accidentally walked into a police station, thinking it was a library, then saw a man in cuffs being escorted through the hall and realized there were no books. My face turned red and I headed out the double doors that said "Police" in large letters across them. How could I have missed that?
• I started reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and cannot put it down. Or stop thinking about it. Or talking about it.
• I picked 5 squash, 3 tomatoes, 2 okra, and thumped on 5 watermelon, but didn't hear the hollow sound I needed to pick them.
• My dad treated me to a wonderful lunch today of almond-encrusted goat cheese salad with mango and strawberries and cherry dressing.
• I found a huge batch of restaurant plates, saucers, coffee mugs, and the like at a thrift store for 25 cents each.
• I came home to a cozy home, a cup of tea, and a happy husband. Life couldn't be better.

What made your day wonderful today?


  1. girl i LOVE that book!!! its so good that i thought about reading it again. i actually really love her book before that one called "a man walks into a room" or something like that - same author. its worth checking out.

    sounds like a lovely day, girl. enjoy!!!

  2. Kay I am cracking up that you walked into a police station!!! :) You're pretty much adorable.

    What made my day lovely yesterday was:

    *Watching only one baby girl, instead of 3. Yikes, monday was a doozie.
    *Completing my four mile run without my knee hurting!! What was even better was coming home and eating a Sprinkle's cupcake before I even jumped in the shower. Pretty sure you're supposed to eat after runs- but not pure sugar!! O well.
    *Fun texts from my close friend I like to call Whittie. She brought good news of plates that cost 25 cents and I could give her hugs and kisses for it. :)
    *An awesome night of fellowship with our Bible study in our home. And the fact that I gave myself a break and bought a frozen lasagna from Costco. Sometimes you gotta take a break from homemade- at least in my opinion!!! :)

    I love you!

  3. Hey Whitney! I LOVE your blog!! I just started one and need some tips! How do you upload videos? It's not working for me!

    Jess Thompson

  4. What a great day! Here is what mine consisted of:
    -being Up North in MI with my best friend
    -Spending 3 hours with Jesus on the lake this am meditating/reflecting/crying out to Him
    -yummy grilled cheese and home-made smoothies for lunch
    -a 5 mile bike ride on the shore of Lake MI
    -frisbee golf
    -a brilliant bright red/pink sunset on the water

  5. I read the History of Love and LOVED it!! isnt it amazing? i also just finished The Help which was also very good. Time travelers wife and Her fearful symmetry are also very good if you havent already read all those. and i loved Eat Pray Love and am so excited for the movie!! Any book suggestions for me? :)

  6. Lenes - I checked out that one, too! I can't wait! Her husband is Jonathan Safron Foer (you probably knew that) and I checked out his "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" - I can't get enough. :) Stillll waiting for Khaled Hosseini to come out with another book...

    Kirra - love your day! And those dishes are on their way to you today!!!

    Jess - I send you a facebook message that I really hope helps! Excited to see videos on your blog soon. :)

    Other Jess - your day sounds pretty wonderful being outside for so long... jealous. :)

    Miriam - Thanks so much for the recommendations! Have you read the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns (both by Khaled Hosseini)? Pretty amazing. Also, A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Van Auken is my favorite book of all time. Hope you're loving Oregon!


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