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Reflecting on the Pleasures of Staying Put

by Ann-Katrina

When Wanderers Cease to RoamBy chance, I happened across a new-to-me blog called She is Too Fond of Books, and it was a treat. The blog is rather warm, cozy, and friendly (well, that’s the vibe I got).

After a bit of reading, I ran across a watercolor giveaway which caused me to to something I should do more often (in fact, everyone should do more often): reflect on the pleasures of staying put. On a whim, I decided to throw my tuppence into the hat.

Watching the tangy colors of twilight kiss the lake while a cool breeze grazes my bare arms.

Watching my two-year-old niece run up and down the block (closely guarded, of course) to ooh and aah at all the holiday lights.

Warming my bones with a piping hot shower followed by sipping a cup of cinnamon-laced hot chocolate while tightly tucked under a thick hand-made comforter with a good book close at hand.

In the grand scheme of things, the pleasures are innumerable.

I’m only about halfway through When Wanders Cease to Roam (had to put it down since technically I’m still reading another book), but so far, it’s a lovely and easy read. And what I’ve learned so far is that you should read this book if for no other reason than to be reminded of the little (and large) luxuries of staying close to home.

Comments on Reflecting on the Pleasures of Staying Put

  1. # Brie wrote on December 21, 2008 at 12:35 am:

    Hi Ann, I’ve given you an award. Head over to my blog to check it out. :-)

    This book sounds lovely.

  2. # Alea wrote on December 21, 2008 at 12:42 pm:

    I have this book and I have no idea why I haven’t read it yet! I still can’t get over your blog layout, it’s killing me! Did you design it?

  3. # Ann-Kat wrote on December 21, 2008 at 3:27 pm:

    @Brie: I’m so glad to see you returned home safe and sound. The book is lovely, definitely worth a quick perusal (even if you borrow it from a friend or find it in the library). And now it’s time for me to check out your blog. :)

    @Alea: You should definitely pick this book up and give it a read. It’s filled with a new appreciation for life all around us.

    Thank you for the compliments on the design. It was “lovingly handcrafted” by the Teli Design Studio. :)

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