I’m staring in abject amazement at the clock on my computer, not believing it’s already almost 4:00. Sunday afternoons pass far too quickly, especially when the sun is shining and there’s a crisp, cool breeze.
We were at church overlong this morning, catching up with news from friends we haven’t seen much of during the summer. I was reminded once again just how good it is to belong to a body of believers – people who believe in the power of community and faith, people who hold on to hope. People who can inspire you to keep going even in the midst of trial.
So when we came home, a bike ride seemed like just the thing to blow away final cobwebs from this week and clear our heads for the days to come.
I’ve come home, opened some windows to let the fresh autumn air come sweeping in, brewed some hot tea, and have just now settled in to catch up on my reading.
But it’s 4:00, and soon dinner will need to get started. There is never enough time to read. Drat.
If I did have countless hours for reading today, here’s how I would spend them.
- Finishing Love in Mid Air, which has turned out to be such a surprisingly thoughtful read. What a great book club book this is – it would spark so much discussion among married women!
- Reading my More magazine (September issue) which has been languishing on my table for about a month. This is the only “lifestyle” magazine I read anymore, and I enjoy the articles as well as the beauty and fashion tips that are realistic and appropriate for women of a certain age
- Checking out reviews for some new books on my radar screen, namely The Widower’s Tale, Julia Glass’ new novel; Let’s Take the Long Way Home, a memoir by Gail Caldwell; The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman; and Light Years, by James Salter
- Sampling some of the links posted by my Twitter followers, who’ve obviously been doing a good bit more reading today than I have.
Now tell me, are you reading everything you’d hoped to read today? Or has reading time slipped away from you, too?