Posting a little early for Thankful Thursday. Tomorrow is a very busy day.
Today I was reminded how thankful I am for .........Books.
Here is my sometimes-quiet-corner, where I like to sip tea, and explore a new life in a novel.
Books are on my mind today because of our remodeling project. Since the laundry room is being moved, our laundry chute has to be relocated, too. It is going from beside our dresser, in a corner, to the closet in our bathroom.
Out of sight, yes! The carpenter in my bedroom (to get to the bathroom) uh oh. Gotta do some quick clean-up before he comes.
In this case, a quick clean-up involves hiding our stash of books. They are on the bedside tables, on the headboard, on the footboard, and stacked on the floor next to the bed. Really.
Here is the edited TBR pile for my DH.....
.....and for me.
Sooooo......This is what I cleared off the nightstands, headboard, footboard, and floor in our room:
That's right, an ENTIRE LAUNDRY BASKET FULL OF BOOKS! I hid them in our sons' room (they're sharing a room during construction) and as I was stuffing the books in the basket, I was reminded how much reading means to our family. When the architect asked what we wanted in our redone space, DH and I shouted, "Lots of bookshelves!"
We all read a lot. We love books, and give them as gifts. We inherited a fantastic library from my F-I-L and bought a special bookcase for his books.
I can't imagine going through life without books. I have explored the frozen seas with Shackelton, traveled to distant galaxies with Miles Vorkosigan, gone back in time to Hawaii before European contact, and helped to hunt down a murderer in New Jersey all in the past week.
And who snuggles up with us when we read before bed?
The shelties, of course.
What are you thankful for today?