For the first time, I’m sad it’s humpday! I’m actually enjoying my quiet week at home…I’m getting to do all the stuff I love but can’t find the time for in Orlando, like long walks, gardening (I re-planted my basil and parsley plants yesterday), YOGA and reading. I’m honestly the biggest homebody you will ever meet. I love just staying home. Always have. This morning I made another bagel for breakfast–the same sprouted wheat cinnamon raisin that I had the other day—and covered it with almond butter and blackberry jam. I had a bunch of strawberries on the side. After breakfast, I took advantage of this gorgeous morning and walked to Starbucks for an iced coffee (my vice!). The walk took about 15 minutes both ways and was very nice and refreshing. Iced coffees always remind me of college because I used to gulp these down for exam study fuel. I rarely drink them anymore, mainly because I hate to spend money on coffee when I can easily make my own at home, but sometimes its nice to just treat yourself. Especially while on a walk.
Today is my last day here. My dad is coming home tomorrow to stay with my brother and I am heading back to Orlando to get my butt to school tomorrow night!! Ryan is coming to visit this weekend and we are thinking about headed to Cocoa Beach for the day on Saturday. Ryan is a surfer and I’m really hoping to learn! As for today, there are things I should do….like clean out my closet….haha. All I have planned right now is yoga at some point.
Here’s my reading update!
I just finished one of the best books I have read all year. It actually might be THE best book I’ve read all year (and I read a TON). It’s called “Souvenir” by Therese Fowler and is a story about a girl and a guy that grew up next door to each other and fell in love very young. The story is about both of their separate lives 17 years later, dealing with the consequences of the decisions they made when they were young. I could not put this book down and I can’t stop thinking about it. It was that good. I’ll be on the lookout for more from this author–this was her first book. I really love picking books from new authors because its important that we support them—so much work goes into writing a novel and this book is something to be proud of.
I’m reading “Change of Heart” by Jodi Picoult now. I’ve read every one of Jodi’s books and really enjoy them. They all follow similar plot lines, which I’m sure yall are aware of if you read her stuff. They deal with a moral/ethical issue and all have a twist. I think the thing I love best about Jodi is her ability to research so immensely the subject matter in which she writes about. I’m enjoying Change of Heart and not quite half way through it yet. I’m actually about to pick it up right now!