Books, Coffee Drinks, And Renewal

Today has been one of those lazy “busy” days.  It hasn’t been a day of busy work though.  Busy work has a tendency to put me in a near foul mood.  No, today has been filled with a doctor’s appointment that went surprisingly well and then a journey to my happy place: Barnes and Noble’s. 

Roaming the stacks; having a cool mocha frap on a wonderful summer day and just relaxing outside of the apartment was just what I needed.  It was like taking my first deep breath in…I don’t know how long.  Perspectives were re-ordered just a bit, and goals were reviewed and organized…again.

One big thing that helped in all this was energy, as in – I had some.  For the past while, with the various injuries and illness in general, there has been a blaring lack of energy.  Last week, just on a whim, I took my blood pressure while I was feeling so exhausted and was shocked at the reading – 80/40!  No wonder it felt as if all my energy was required just to lift a pen.

After a quick call to the doctor’s office, medication was re-arranged and little by little energy returned. 

Now I feel as though I am actually going to accomplish the things, at least some of the things, I lay out for myself for the day.  Today was the first day I accomplished more than a couple of things on my list and had some energy to spare.  And the villagers rejoiced mightily! 

(Some) Kidding aside – things are once again looking up, and forward.  The two important tasks for me outside of the family is to get these tax papers finished and out; and to finish WHRT on time.  Of these two, I am more confident of having the novel finished and submitted on time with the tax papers not too far behind. 

On the family front, I have already found a Christmas present for The Husband.  It is not secured at this moment, but it soon will be.  (I know I am feeling better if I am already preparing to Christmas shop!  Isn’t it wonderful?!). Along with the present, there are several new books added to the To Read list. 

I am looking forward to the days ahead again.  It is refreshing. 

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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4 Responses to Books, Coffee Drinks, And Renewal

  1. It been year since I spent quality time in a bookstore. Sadly, the majority of my reading time is spent on Kindle or Ibooks. So, I visit on-line bookstores, which lack the creative and inspiring space found in the traditional bookstore.


    • Take your Kindle or ibook with you! I found that even if the book I am reading is in an electronic format, just going and sitting at the bookstore cafe and relaxing with something to drink is beyond wonderful. Now I have a Nook tablet, so have begun taking notes and writing blog posts with ease from different places. I am all for the electronic format, and the traditional book format. Books are wonderful no matter how they are packaged really.


  2. Brian Bixby says:

    Took two hours out of one of my days earlier this week for the same reason, getting a coffee and triple-chocolate chunk cookie to go with the book I was buying!


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