09 May, 2009

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh....

I know it's only Saturday, but I've already had such a nice weekend! And it's not like anything spectacularly interesting happened, in fact, maybe it's been so enjoyable BECAUSE nothing spectacularly interesting is going on.

This morning I sat out on the balcony in the sun and got started on Carlos Ruiz Zafón's new book-- Das Spiel des Engels. I've been waiting for it to come out since last summer when I devoured read Shadow of the Wind, which is one of my all-time favorite books. (Interestingly, I just noticed that the English version won't come out until June 2009!? I'm surprised that they were so quick with the German version!)

Had a nice lunch with M and the boys and then took a long hike in the woods while they attended a friend's soccer game. I started out on one of my regular paths, but then broke off and followed deer trails, deep into the woods, through a copse of trees, which suddenly opened up into a flower-filled meadow.

Have I already mentioned that I live in paradise? (at least in the warmer months...)

This evening some friends popped over with a bottle of excellent wine, and we gorged ourselves on freshly-roasted almonds and had some lively, entertaining debates.

It's getting late. Time to close this and go lean on my sweetie for a while with Zafón's book and a cup of decaf...

4 comments:

Acedog said...

Now, that does sound like a good day!

Goofball said...

aaah those precious moments of life. It's good to realise now and then we all live in paradise surrounded by good friends and family !

Astrid said...

I love those days when the life is just simply wonderful for no particular reason, just cherishing what we have :)

Africakid said...

What fun! I'll have to look up that author.

And the meadow looks lovely. Our dog would definitely roll around on such soft, deep grass. I might even join him!