anyway. i cleaned up some stuff in the library today, got a couple shelves organized - or, more organized than they were, altho once i figure out exactly where i want everything, they'll be reorganized again! along the way, i found the beautiful dark maroony-red nail polish, and my dad's tiger-eye ring that i wore along w/ his class ring all thru HS. idk where the class ring disappeared to, but it must be in there somewhere...i put the tiger-eye ring on & wore it all day & it brought tears and smiles and memories galore!
i also rediscovered a whole box of books my friend laura had sent me once upon a time (mysteries galore, love it!!), so i'll add those into the rotation. i've been re-reading a lot of favorites lately... i found part of my futuristic romance collection & read a story of a djinni & the human summoner he finds to love. : ) next up is a space adventure of The Great Healer, who must fall in love w/ a particular man in order to fulfill the prophecy & unlock her healing powers. except everyone has the identity of the particular man all wrong! *laugh* it's funny, sometimes when i re-read a book, i'll recognize a scene or a line & it takes me back to the first time i read it. some books are just so intrinsically associated w/ that time or place... : ) there are a few books i read while in texas w/ daddy & phil that i think i'll pull out again to re-read sometime!
and then there are the scenes from various stories that are stuck in my head, have become so much a part of me that occasionally, for seemingly no reason at all, they pop into my head & i relive them, so to speak. then, of course, i have to pull them out for a read! *laugh*
anyway!! it's no wonder no one reads this anymore, all i ever do is gush about books. somehow, i've stopped caring. the books make me happy... :D
i was able to hang out w/ erin tonight - my tummy wasn't sure what it would do 1/2 of today, but it was feeling much better by 4 or so. despite the over 100 degree temperatures outside - yuck!!! i picked erin up around 6 & we went to rudy's for dinner. tacos...mmmm! had a nice catch up & all that, and made plans to hang out while the olympics are going on so we can get our gymnastics/swimming/whatever else is at the summer games fix. : ) can you tell which two events i'm most interested in? LOL i'm hoping to be able to watch the opening ceremonies online...
bret brought home a pizza from work & i tried a slice - pretty tasty!
what else? reading, reading, reading! more reading tomorrow. i wanted to watch Rigoletto, too, but cannot find my dvd. :( i can't even find my VHS tape of it, so idk where they could possibly have gotten off to! i know i've watched the DVD here, because i remember playing the soundtrack that's on it... *sigh* if i have to buy it again, i will, but i'd rather just find my copy!! *laugh*
for now, sleep beckons. i might try to read one more chapter before it claims me... ; )
i just love the old-school (tasteful) romance novel covers!
(some of them are not quite so clothed...LOL which, call me chauvinistic, but i'm okay w/ it when it's the guy baring his chest. ; ) )
Also, oh my heck! when looking for this image, i discovered that - surprise! - kathleen nance has a series of djinn books, along w/ an Olympus series i must check out! LOVE IT!