Day before yesterday, I had the pleasure of being out of the house at a special time of day. Six pm. I was walking Little Lady along the canal, taking her to Brownies, and it was a most beeeeeautiful evening to be out walking. The moon was rising, bright, low and full.
The sky at this time of day was so clear and cool looking (it was cold). It looked completely and utterly wintry to me. Not a smidge of Spring in the air yet, despite us entering into March. Still way too cold for us to whiff Spring.
A little later now, 6.38pm. I've just marched right across town to the Post Office Depot to collect a parcel. Walking back along the canal, I love the feeling that I am out at a time of day when I feel I shouldn't be. I should be In! I should be bathing Little B, warming his milk, settling him to bed. But I am not in. I am Out! I am striding along the moonlit towpath, breathing in the cold night air, drinking in the beauty of the watery reflected lights. I am absurdly happy.
A lot of that happiness is brimming out of the brown cardboard package that I am carrying under my arm. It contains a book. A long awaited, and much longed for book. The very thought of it now in my possession is sending my heart into a giddy spin.
Two days later, and I have not yet delved into the book really. I've flicked through it a couple times just to get a feel for it, to check that it is indeed everything I hoped it would be. And each time I've done this, I've felt so overwhelmed by the images on the pages that I've felt like I need to lie down to recover. I am so not kidding. So I am waiting patiently for the exact right time to lose myself in this book (I shall lie down to read it I think). I am looking forward to that time so very, very much.
Are you curious? Wish to know what the book is? Yeah, I thought you might. It's this one. Go peek at the pages. Go on. Then you'll know what I mean. If ever a book was written for the likes of me, this is totally it.
Sigh. Tomorrow might be The Book Day. I'll let you know.
Oh, and by the way, the Shelves of Doom are No More. I did it. I really did it.
I've had a great week.
Updates on book love and shelf love coming soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx