Monday, March 26, 2012

Diving into Spring

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I am sure most of America would agree, this past weekend was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Yesterday, I sat out side in my parent's backyard, listening to the birds chirp and feeling a slight, cool breeze just gently float by. There was a high of 75 and the sun was shining - could you ask for a better day?

It got me to thinking about life and the rebirth of the Earth. That's sort of what spring really is. It's a time to come out of hibernation and relish in the sun.

It's also almost my favorite time of year!! What time of year is that? Summer reading time!

Yes, I know.. I am no longer in school and yes, I realize that I do not have any long vacations planned, and I am also aware of the fact that I have tons of time on my hands these days. However, that little tradition of stocking up on summer books is still something I look forward to.

Perhaps it is the joy and (excuse.. well, like I need any excuse) of going shopping for a book. Maybe it's the idea around the whole point of summer - to bask in the sunlight, let out a collective sigh of relief and just relax. When you say relax to me I immediately envision reading a book.

Right now, I am reading 2 books  - and doing it fairly slowly at that. I think those two weeks of excruciating pain, mixed with a few interviews here and there, sort of knocked me out of commission. But I am back, and I am ready to wrap those books up! I am still reading the story 'behind the story' of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." WOW - let's just say, things aren't always as they seem. I am also reading "Living Buddha, Living Christ." Another fascinating book on the commonality of the two religions, as well as, how to incorporate mindfulness while serving God. Good stuff, really.

Of course, if you read earlier posts, you know I recently payed a visit to the Old Book Sale in Macon. I picked up a handful of non fiction books, and I cannot wait to dive into those also. I also cleaned out the Greg Isles section at Kema's Hobby Book Store in Gray. I love his writing, and once you pick up even one of his books, you simply cannot put them down. I have a stack to go through.

My friends, that is what spring/summer is to me. Reading - Relaxing - Reveling in the beauty of it.

I am still hopeful about my future. I am hoping I will be able to make Macon my home very soon. My husband is anxiously awaiting word, as well as my family. This is sort of a last shot, if you will. I may have to take my talents elsewhere if I am unable to find a position that suits my experience.

Hopefully spring will bring even more beautiful flowers, more growth for all of us, and more opportunities to revel in!


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 I don't typically jump in on blog hops - but I have always enjoyed the "Meet Me on Monday" hops.


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Based on the original Meet Me on Monday hosted by Java at Never Growing Old, Acting Balanced is asking 5 questions on Sunday evening along with a linky for you to link up your post answers! If you have suggestions for next week's questions please feel free to leave a comment or shoot her a message on twitter or on the Acting Balanced Facebook Page.

Here are today's Questions:

1. What movie or movies do you have to watch when they are on TV? (submitted by @rndmcrftyGAgrl)
 As a matter of fact I watched a "must see" last night -The Wizard of Oz. Yes, I own it- but as a little girl, I would get sooo excited when it would come on tv. (This was way before the VCR, much less te DVD.) I also enjoy Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

(Didn't know I was such a softy, did ya? ;-) )


2. When you have out of town visitors, what fun places do you take them to in your town? (Or where do you play tourist in your own town?)

Now that I am actually back in my hometown, there are several places I like to take people. For one thing- they must try  NuWay hotdog, it is simply a must. I usually take people to the Hay House, the Halls of Fame (Music & Sports,) there are two really fun museums - The Tubman African American Museum and the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The Ocmulgee National Monument, Lake Tobo... etc. I could go on and on.. PS- I'm from Macon, Georgia.

3. What was the first album, CD, Download you ever bought?

The first album I ever bought with my own money was The Beastie Boys. First CD was Billy Holiday's Greatest Hits, and my first down load was "Makes Me Wonder" by Maroon 5.

4. Do you speak more than one language and which ones? If not, what language would you like to know?
Obviously English. I did take 7 years of French classes. I do read it better than I am conversationally. I know several phrases in arabic, thai, russian,italian, and spanish.

5. What is your dream job?
Ah.. travel writer and photographer. LOL Oh.. like everyone else!

3 comments:

Lauren Michelle said...

I love spring and summer. We didn't have a sunny weekend, though, in SC. It rained and was fairly cool out. For the most part, the weather's been picking up, though. I, too, am looking forward to summer for reading. I graduate in May - yay! - and am looking forward to a break from school. Hooe you have a wonderful, sunny week!

EmptyNester said...

We finally got some much needed rain this weekend. But back to sun and heat today- got to get in that garden regardless! I love your movie choices! And your dream job! I've got three books going at once---I really need to get this under control. LOL

TV's Take said...

Everyone elses spring is our summer because Summer is nearly unbearable with temps between 100-125 soooo I love spring too!

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