"I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift."
This has been one of my favorite books for quite a long time. Sometimes I read and re-read my favorite parts and just well up and bawl like a baby. Shauna is an amazingly talented writer. I confess, I haven't read her new book Bittersweet, but I have no doubts it is just as good as Cold Tangerines. What can I say to you about how much you need to read this? I really hope you pick this book up and love it as much as I do, and cry and laugh and feel your soul stirring as you read it. Also, you can follow Shauna on her blog, HERE.
In other news, I woke up this morning to a loud "BEEP-BEEP-BEEP" like a semi truck was going to back through the bedroom wall. I sprang up and then my husband mumbles in his half comatose state of sleep "oh yeah that is the sand guy." I should back up. I few weeks ago our "landlord" called asking if it was okay if he had some sand delivered so when it gets warm he can fill up the beach area for all the summer vacationers. Apparently he called last night to let us know the delivery would be happening this morning. Did my husband tell me? Nope. So for about 10 seconds I was bracing for impact as the semi noise got louder and LOUDER! I watched the dump the sand...RIGHT in front of the garage where our cars are parked. I am not sure how I am even going to get out of the garage now. Then, of course, I couldn't go back to sleep. Excellent.
It is 43 degrees already today. I am SO thrilled by this, you have no idea! The snow seemed to melt overnight so I can see grass all around and the lake looks like it is starting to get soupy and melt as well. I am going to find every excuse to be outside today. Or maybe crack open the windows and let the spring air flood this cottage and lift my spirits. Only 6 more days until Orlando/Disney. So excited. My husband found out that there is going to be a space shuttle launch 2 hours after we land at the airport. We have a car rented (thank you in-laws!) and are going to drive over to see it. HOW COOL IS THAT? Next, before dinner I am going to find this vegan bakery, Babycakes that my friend told me about. Later, we plan on doing dinner at Chevy's in downtown disney. All in all, our first day is chalking up to be an exciting one!
Is it warm where you are? Please say yes, because that means spring is within our reach!!!!!