it's 7 in the morning (i've already been up for 45 minutes), and fancy this: i can't sleep. i'm all screwy in that category from traveling. plus baby is making me feel quite uncomfortable. it's okay, she's allowed.
lately i have really started to appreciate the beautiful things in life. maybe it's because i saw so many of God's creations in the past three weeks that it has left a huge impression on me. i've learned (although i think i've always known this) that simplicity is key. i want to make some sacrifices and simplify my home a little bit. i think it would bring a some much needed healing to my soul-- just something fresh and clean for a fresh and clean start.
i've got goals, you see. and i will accomplish them. somehow.
one of the most beautiful things in my life is books.
i can't tell you how much i love to read. i know i've posted about it before, but reading seriously sets me free. i have known about the above books for quite some time now. my little sister has a picture of them on her blog. however, we never knew the source and it was driving me crazy. i finally found them. the best part about these sets is that they contain most of my favorite classics (most importantly it includes wuthering heights, which i've decided i'm going to re-read every christmas). it has brought some serious joy into my brain.
i'd like to share the love. i found them on amazon here for about $13.50 each. yes, i could buy them all at once and feel somewhat satisfied. but i am going to take my husband's advice and set some goals for myself... maybe pick up some editing work. i am going to save some money-- sell some things that i never use. with that money, i can slowly buy one book at a time, thus being able to savor each one. i am going to earn them, like back in the day when my parents would make me pull weeds, mow the lawn, and do other chores in order to have some spending money. jake (and my parents) is so smart. i need to be more like him in so many ways.
what was meant to be a short and sweet post has turned into more. and with that, i am going to go start packing.
signing out: 7:25 am.