Happy Saturday, everyone.
My favorite way to spend a Saturday morning is to have something comfy on, hair up, a good movie on and a cup of either hot chocolate or coffee.
This particular Saturday, I'm watching "Our Family Wedding" (I'm about 5 minutes in), drinking some mocha/hot chocolate, and wearing my boot slippers, tights, and a comfy sweater.
Ah...this IS the life.
I've never been much of a "bookie." I've never read too many books or been absolutely fascinated with studying anything. But...when you've got me inside a library- I could spend hours browsing the books, movies, magazines...in search of something interesting. Something new.
I was at the library today and realized- I search row after row of books- looking generally at books that are at eye level- and have a neat cover. Yes, it's true. I'm one of THOSE people. I go into the library with no idea what I want to read- until I find the perfect cover. A cover that makes me want to see what's behind it...and actually, finish the book.
I will say, I've had pretty good luck with my book hunting method so far.
Today I picked two books. Best Friends by Martha Moody and Autumn Blue by Karen Harter. I'm not entirely sure what either are about... but they have sweet covers! :0)
I will be turning 23 on the 23rd of this month. My Golden Birthday.
I'm excited for it. Because let's be honest, who doesn't enjoy getting a card or a gift or a day that's just about...celebrating another year of your life? Although, up until I married Kyle I shared my birthday with my Uncle, only. Since joining the Svenson bunch I now share a birthday with my Sister-in-law and Nephew. It's fun :0)
As most birthdays after 21, I'm feeling a tinge of bitter-sweetness. I'm feeling like...."Wow, am I really THAT old?" And also like..."Wow, am I really ONLY turning 23?" I'm not sure how I feel about it.
For the first time in my life I'm hearing a small ticking noise. I think it's best known as, a biological clock? Yes, that's it. It's beginning now. You know...having children, buying a home, if I want to continue any schooling...etc. Not exactly in that order. :0) I'm learning more and more that time seems to speed- and I don't want to 'accidentally' reach 30 and not have at least one child.
Anyway, enough of that rant. Birthdays, woo!
I genuinely miss having coffee dates with my friends at local cafe's and coffee shops. Around here, there are no local coffee shops. Connecticut's idea of quaint coffee shops are: Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks.
So after getting over the fact that there are no cute little coffee shops with live music and unique drinks- I've fully embraced Starbucks.
To be more specific- in the Fall and Winter, a hot white chocolate mocha. And in the Spring and Summer, an iced white chocolate mocha. :0)
I enjoy day old coffee. I get a Venti, drink a fourth of it and then refridgerate the rest. The next day I grab my mug and fill it half with mocha and half with milk.
Gotta love day old Starbucks.
Alright. Drawing a blank.