Taking a Day Off

Yesterday I took a day off…from almost everything. Once the boys were done their school work, I sat down and read, and read, and read. They played and played, and for a few hours only interrupted by lunch and a load of laundry,. I escaped into my imagination thanks to Lucy Maude.

Yes, yesterday I dove into the dream world that awaits whenever I  pick up a book by L. M. Montgomery. 

I love her. I love her books.

I love the Canadian content.

It’s been almost 20 years since I read this little treasure but it was such a great little break from my daily realities.  It’s the last in the 8 book series that begins with the classic Anne of Green Gables and I just love falling in love with the unique characters (again) and it’s portrayal of a simpler, slower time.

This book takes as World War 1 breaks out in Europe and really gives an idea of Canada’s spectacular involvement. The reader also gets a glimpse of the beginning of many changes in North American society, not all of them good. 
Ah! it was such a lovely day off.
Then I tried not to feel guilty about the nasty floors, dirty dishes, dirty laundry and untended gardens and the fact that I hadn’t showered or planned dinner. I got caught up on all but the floors and garden before dinner any ways, so the break was well worth it I guess 🙂
Then I picked up this book before bed.

It’s my second reading of  The Bonsai Conspiracy by Paul Anderson Walsh. What a challenging new perspective on the Gospel and Christianity. I was particularly moved by his take on the story of the Prodigal Son.

Anyways, back to the grind. I got some boys who need attention behind me!

Have a great day, maybe you should take a reading break too 🙂

lots of Love,


2 thoughts on “Taking a Day Off

  1. Life in the Fast Lane says:

    I'm reading Lucy Maude for the first time… on book two. Why ever has it taken me this long to read her books? Sigh.
    Good for you to take the time to read, even when it means that you have to let things (like housework) slide. I love days when I do that (and the kids appreciate having a day to play too!).
    Hope you're feeling well:)

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