Slow Living Sunday | Coffee and a Novel
Ahhh Sunday. It’s one of the best days of the week and it is sacred in our house. Not just because we are Catholic, but because it really is a day of rest for us. We like to use this time to slow down, evaluate our week, settle any unresolved quarrels, and make resolutions for the week to come. David and I are both of the “go, go, go” nature and we have a tendency to forget that having down time to process our life is a good thing. Around the time Ezra was born, we started dedicating Sundays as “no work days” and it’s stuck ever since.
Today is especially nice, because I get to cozy up with a warm cup of coffee and read... by myself! This is such a luxury as a newish mom. From the moment I wake up to the moment I hit the bed, it’s all about Ezra. It’s a good thing, but sometimes I just need an hour or two to recharge.
Right now I’m reading a great novel by Emma Forrest. Namedropper is the story of Viva, who chronicles the eccentric lives of her two friends and the people they meet along the way from London to Los Angeles. Emma has a wonderfully dry sense of British humor and it’s a fantastic story to get lost in. I’m also a huge fan of classic Hollywood and its pinup actresses (think Marylin Monroe and Frances Farmer), which she uses as character illustrations for her many outlandish encounters. If you haven’t read this novel, definitely check it out. You won’t regret it.
I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday too and taking a much needed rest from the busy-ness of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
p.s. Are any of you watching the new Gilmore Girls?! I'm still on season two and have a lot of catching up to do...