First thing Thursday morning, I had breakfast with my friend, Susan. Being with my best friends is always a balm for my soul.
I went for groceries and guess what I found in the magazine aisle?
As many of you know, I sing the praises of Paperback Swap on my blog well I got this book in the mail yesterday.
While out doing errands yesterday it was in the high 90s with a heat index of 105 so I stopped at our local, Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream Shop, to get a dip of Black Walnut ice cream on a sugar cone. This little shop used to be a Baskin Robbins when we first moved to Decatur 23 years ago and made the transformation to Kaleidoscoops many years ago. As I was paying for my cone, I noticed the sign reading that they will close on August 24th for remodeling. The older generation of the mom and pop operation are retiring ( at 74) and the younger generation is taking over. The young folks want to update the shop and that is great but they think it will take about six months to do all the updating. I guess I will have to rely on Dairy Queen for my occasional ice cream fix until then!
Last night's dinner was a fun get together with some of my Titus Ladies group, Nettie Beth, Elaine and Helen at a local Italian restaurant, Francesco's. ( this was my day for eating out I guess!!) We had the best time, chatting and then we began talking about books and we just could not stop! We are all READERS and when you get a group of readers together, watch out! We could not believe how fast the time had sped by! And now I have some other books to look for when I finish up the ones I have on the floor next to my bed, not to mention the books on my Kindle. As for books on Kindle, I am reading The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills and I am enjoying it SO. I read a couple of reviews on Good Reads and some were not too complimentary of the book. I realized that these readers thought there would be BIG revelations about Harper Lee. What I am finding out is that Harper Lee and her older sister, Alice, are a lot like most "old southern ladies" and I find that reading the book is like sitting out on the front porch, chatting with the older ladies in my own family. Tales of family members, genealogy, hard family times, church doings etc. I am eating it up!
So today, I am feeling refreshed and looking forward to spending some time with my MOPs friends as we kick off a new year! God is so good...He is with us in the sad times and he brings refreshment at the moments we need it the most. I am so thankful for my faith, my family and my friends.