JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 306 :: blissful friday nights

6 Nov

Today’s bliss…. a moment.

I started reading again. I read everyday, all the time, but it’s usually work related or inside the self improvement genre or marketing industry news.

But tonight I was reading a bonafide story. And I’m almost embarrassed to say it is my first time reading Stephen King.

Justin pulled the thousand-page tome off the shelf and recommended I read it before the mini series airs in February. At first I balked. Stephen King? No thank you. Scary. Demented. I’ve seen the movies! And life is already scary enough.

But Justin insisted (and promised the book wouldn’t be scary). So I’m trying.

In the bathtub.
In bed.

While baking cookies, tonight I read in the kitchen. The hum of the dishwasher sounded like waves on the ocean as it sprayed and washed our dirty dinner dishes. The familiar sound took me back to my childhood where I would spend hours in the kitchen. Not cooking. Nope, not me. I was reading. Sitting in front of the refrigerator on the floor where it was warm.

I loved that spot. After dinner was over and everyone was off watching TV or talking on the phone, I sat and read in front of the warm spot in the kitchen. The dishwasher kept time as I lost myself in books or homework preparing for school.

And that’s the memory that caught me tonight as I read a book (not scary yet!) in the kitchen.

It’s a Friday night.
Books are magical.
Memories are bliss.  

More tomorrow. 

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