I host my book club ladies here today. I had to stay up late to finish the book we read together. Have you read this? Whoa. It's a finely articulated story, captivating and original. My favorite character is Werner. I'm still spinning the story in my mind and I look forward to hearing what my friend-readers have to say about it today. I'm serving Chex Mix, cupcakes, and ice cream cones because my birthday is later this month.
I've been revisiting some of the life changing books I've read over the last three+ decades. Have you read this book? I read it when I was about 20 years old. Anne Ortlund, what a servant of Jesus she was. She died a short time ago, just shy of her 90th birthday. I'm so glad she took the time to pen this classic.
I've been buying myself birthday presents. Bill doesn't mind. He's sweet like that. New pens that are VERY juicy and perfect for artsy doodling (see below), some Alison Uttley books (Little Grey Rabbit), some walking shoes that have a good amount of cushiness, and of course The Journaling Bible.
I hope you have begun reading Ginny's blog, Small Things. It's one of those beautiful blogs and the knitting is inspirational. If you click over to Yarn Along, you can meet some knitters. THAT'S always a bonus.
I hope the birds are singing at your house. You deserve a song or two.