Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Moon

 She often wished she could meet the moon; he looked like a jolly smiling man having the time of his life up there among the stars. He was always bathed in sunlight, and instead of soaking it all up for himself, he reflected it back to earth. What a kind, gentle being he must be! She imagined the conversations they'd have. He'd tell her all about his life watching over the earth and she'd tell him all about her life living on it. She imagined it'd be like Lucy's tea with Mr. Tumnus: two creatures alien to each other yet warm and cosy and talking like old friends. The moon already felt like a familiar comrade. The world looked like a less friendly place when his smiling face didn't shine upon it. 


Monday, July 22, 2013


It is raining quite nicely outside. I do enjoy a good rainy day every now and then.
I worked this morning and have the whole evening to relax.
I made a cup of lemon zinger tea and drank it while watching an episode of Doctor Who.
Thunder is rumbling in the distance.
For today, nothing could be more perfect.

Friday, July 19, 2013


I have this theory that every person has one season, one time of year, where they feel the most like themselves. The season when they feel the most alive. For me, that season is Fall. Actually, to be precise, it's the four month span of September through December. I just love the transition from the heat and the green to cool nights and colorful trees. I love the way time seems to slip by in blue skies and falling leaves until before I know it, it's Thanksgiving, the segue into the Christmas season. Soon the leaves have all fallen and the weather is getting colder - perfect for cups of tea to warm my fingers and cozy blankets and books. And then the Christmas season is in full swing: decorations and lights are everywhere and the whole world feels just a little bit more cheerful. I absolutely love everything about it. There's nothing quite like it.

And now here are some photos I've been aching over:

What is your favorite season?

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Impossible Bucket List | Linkup

This is also a mini-announcement, I suppose: I'm going to be a staff blogger on The Book Chewers blog. It's a great blog, and I'm so excited to be a part of it. Anyway, they're hosting weekly linkups, starting with this one: writing our literary bucket list. It sounds like a lot of fun, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Here's the "linkup" part:

And here's the bucket list part:
1. Spend a weekend (Or a month. Or a year) with Anne at Green Gables, or Windy Poplars
2. Sail on the Dawn Treader
3.Visit Aunt Beast on Ixchel with Meg
4. Have tea with Mr. Tumnus
5. Listen to music with Eleanor and Park
6. Visit Camp Half-blood
7. Read books with Liesel
8. Bake with Peeta
9. Go to the Anne Frank house with Hazel and Augustus
10. Kythe with Meg and Calvin


Monday, July 1, 2013

Oh, Hey July!

I can hardly believe that it's July already! This Summer has really been flying by. Here's some of what I'm looking forward to this month:
- Taking my best friend out to lunch for her birthday
- Going on vacation with my aunts, uncles and cousins for almost a week
- Fresh watermelon (at last)
- Lazy days to just read and drink iced tea
- Going to an amusement park with my cousins and The Boy

What does this month hold for you?