I've been so busy and anxious lately that I haven't really noticed the wonderful things which have been happening around me. That's no way to live a life. So I went to the bookstore a couple of days ago and bought "Hunting and Gathering" by Anna Gavalda, because I enjoyed her latest book "Consolation" so much. This morning I woke up with a half hour to spare and it was pouring with rain outside so I settled in to reading the last few pages of the book, in bed, with the shutters open so I could look out at the rain. The experience was made doubly wonderful because I knew I had a time limit - Master Cb cannot be late for school.
I should explain here that Anna Gavalda ROCKS the endings of her stories, so I just knew each page of the story would make me feel happier and happier. Then, Mr. Cb (who is addicted to watching the Airbender series every morning while having breakfast) came upstairs during the ad break with a perfect latte made in my orange Grumpy Cafe mug. He placed it on my night-table, and I told him that this very moment was indeed the happiest moment of my entire life. He smiled, kissed me and went back to the Airbender. Then....then....Blue came jingling up the stairs, jumped on the bed and lay down on my feet, and then I read the last five pages of the book while sipping my coffee.
That's all I need. Really, I tell you. That's all I need.