Reading is supposed to be a good thing, right? Recently in the news, reading is enough of a brain stimulant to defend against Alzheimer’s. I should be in good shape, right? Ironically I can’t remember jack crap from one day to the next. How frightening my life would be if I didn’t read!
As you know, I love to read. Reading is my escape from everything in my life.
When I love the book, really L.O.V.E love the book, then watch out. I shut down and lose all sense of time, priority and care for life around me.
Moments before leaving for Lake Coeur D’Alene today, I realized that I didn’t have a book to read. This was a moment of panic because my ALL TIME favorite thing to do is to bake in the sun on the beach with a book. To not have a book, sitting on the beach is great, just not excellent. As Vince and the boys loaded into the car, I told them I needed two more minutes. I quickly grabbed my Kindle and downloaded Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s novel, The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: A Memoir (P.S). Thank you high-speed internet!!
Since our last lake trip, we bought a bunch of floats and rafts and spent most of the day lounging in the lake. Every time I was in my beach chair, I was reading. I’m only on Chapter 10 but I have laughed out loud several times already and recounted a chapter to Vince that even got him laughing.
Tonight I researched Beekman Farm to learn that The Fabulous Beekman Boys have a TV show! No surprise that I don’t know this, I don’t watch TV, but check this out, the photos are great! http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/the-fabulous-beekman-boys/the-fabulous-beekman-boys.html They were also on Amazing Race…another show I don’t watch but have you seen either show?
I also found Beekman 1802, their website http://beekman1802.com/. I am now following them on Facebook and Twitter and just 2,082 miles away from hanging out with them on a daily basis. I’m a new fan and slightly obsessed.
My heart goes out to the Beekman Boys because they stumbled upon an adventure, trusted their hearts, and each other, to take a leap of faith to follow a plan they made up as they went along. I can relate.
I’d write more but I have a book to finish reading.