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 am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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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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