Saturday 2 April 2011

Gratitude Journal 2.04.11 - Lazy Saturday Afternoon at the Library

I spent a lovely afternoon at the library with the kids, no laptop, no diary and completely shutting my brain off regarding things to do. I realise I am losing the ability to wind down even when there is not so much to do, then I make things for myself to do. Decidedly unhealthy.

I usually get to the library for 9.30 to make the most of the day, but I decided to make lunch, pray and then have a slow afternoon wih the kids at their pace. I didn't manage to find anything I was looking for, namely:

Coyote by David Steele
Zeitoun by David Eggers
The Secret Society by Donna Tartt
Children of Dune by Frank Herbert.

I did find plenty to get excited about though:

I should really have left them all in the library considering the state of my bedside table. This isn't everything in my room, there are a pile of books to review under the little table I keep my laptop on, a pile of library books at the bottom of one of my wardrobes and another few random books under my bed.

What really made me happy today though was Little Lady exclaiming "there are so maany books I want to read, how can I read them all!" I sad to her I know exactly how she felt.


  1. I am the same way sis! Love to read, I can't seem to put them down. :-)

    Insha'Allah I'm passing on my love of reading to Aaminah; she's already a miniature bookhound. My two boys are also bona-fide read-a-holics.

    Enjoy culling your "herd". LOL

  2. lol@little lady and her mama....i SO know what you two mean, sometimes, when I'm in a bookstore or library, I see all the books I read as a girl, and I can't believe how many they are and worry that my daughter might not be able to read them all...

    As for myself, well, I suddenly stopped reading for many years around the age of 20 and recently picked it up again, and I can't help but regret the lost time!

  3. I am glad to know that you had a great time sis at the library with your children. To me that's a great way to spend some quality time with our children. I also love reading books and buying books for myself and my kids but I keep reminding myself to complete reading them all before buying or getting more from the library! May Allah swt give us baraka in our time and help us in passing the love of reading to our precious children, ameen!