Sunday, June 25, 2006

Talk about couch potato!

Yep that's me. I've done nothing but sit on my butt and read, for the last 4 days or so. I looooove reading. I've been off work sick, so after my Dr. appointment on wed. I went straight to the local library and checked out several books. It was raining out , which put me in the mood to cozy indoors with a cup of coffee, and read til my little hearts content. It's really nice out today. And I think it was nice yesterday. This morning when I looked up from my book onto my balcony I got a good look at my poor tomato plants. What? How could they be droopy? Shame on me for neglecting my plants. When I started this reading frenzy it was raining. I guess my nose was so far stuck in a book that I did not notice the rain had stopped a couple of days ago. I have read 4 of the books that got out of the library. My reading was interupted, last evening. I had no choice. I needed to get groceries, then to church and a small informal reception for my nephew who is graduating from high school on tuesday. I did not want to make family members mad at me for not showing up to my own nephews reception. Not that he would have noticed if I was not there. He's a teenager and all his freinds were around. So I went out, got groceries, sat at church( was a good service) and had a visit with folks at the reception. But I could not wait to get home and read some more. This morning when I woke up, I made coffee sat on the couch with another book and read til I was almost late for a bridal shower that I had to attend. I couldn't not go because I was asked to bring a plate of fruit for the occasion. Plus the bride is a very good friend of the familys. My daughter is a brides maid, so I really did want to be there. The shower was at 2:00 pm. When I looked at the clock it was 10 before 1:00. What. Could not be. I still had to hop in the shower,(not bridal shower, but my own shower, to clean myself) do hair and make up and still chop up my fruit, and wrap the gift. Talk about race. Even after my shower I was in a sweat before I even left the house. Why do I do this to myself. I loose all sense of time when I read , especially if it's a very good book. I should really set an alarm clock to go off to remind me what time it is. I did make it to the bridal shower in time with a few minutes to spare. Now I'm back home , but before I sit down with another book and a coffee, I will put a load of laundry in the wash. Then I won't feel so guilty. Then I will water my tomato plants again cuz I feel guilty and don't want them to die. I hope I don't over water and kill them any way. Then I will check out others blogs for a few minutes and then guess what.... I hear another book calling my name. So if you don't hear from me for awhile, I'll be sitting on my couch with a cuppa, and lost in a book.

9 comments:

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Beware lest you become a bookworm. (LoL)

Jen said...

Sounds nice. That's how I am with books too. I don't read as often as I like, but when I do crack open a book I finish it in a day or two. :)

Hope you are feeling well soon.

Norma said...

What? And you didn't even tell us the titles so we could enjoy! Hope you are feeling better--it was time well spent.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness. That has never happened to me. What kind of book could possibly engross you that much?

Pat Miller said...

I too have become a avid reader. Karen kingsbury books are great. What have you been reading . I do have a collection of Readers digest books to read if you want to come and get a few to read your welcome to do so.
I love the pictures you post on your blog
momma

kelle said...

I, too, can become engrossed in reading that I lose all track of time! I've been known to stay up into the wee hours of the morn to finish a book! Hope you're feeling better! It was good to see you and chat with you Saturday night.
Love ya!

Imran said...

Hope that you get well soon. What a wonderful feeling to be cozy with a cuppa and a good book when it is raining out!

I don't read that much. That explains the bad grammar. I do however, like to read PC Magazines and the newspaper. That is about all the reading this guy gets.

And yes, I have a terrible sense of time too. I tend to "dwell" in whatever I do and rush at the last minute. Like you, I often wander "why do I do this to myself?"

Anyway, get well soon and thank you for visiting me. Take care.

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