One of my favorite things to do is walk around B&N and browse through the books while sipping coffee from the Starbucks there. Ever since college, I've used B&N to destress and clear my head. Sadly, Husband doesn't really like to read and will usually only go into B&N to buy a magazine during fantasy football draft season. (Or to buy me Christmas presents). On Sunday, Husband agreed to go with me for a B&N date and it was wonderful! Though we didn't spend too long, we did find a book on marriage that we are going to read together. It was so nice to share something I truly love with him.
I am currently reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It is a fabulous book that talks about some of the realities of living in New York City in poor, immigrant neighborhoods during the early 1900s. My grandparents were children of immigrants who came over from Italy in the 1910s. They lived in The Bronx in neighborhoods very similar to those discussed in the book. It's interesting to look at my grandparents now and think about how much they have made for themselves when they came from so little and I know they have my great-grandparents to thank for that. The opportunities my family has are because 90 years ago, my great-grandparents decided to move across the world to a place where they didn't understand the language or the customs but they knew a better life was available for their children. If they had never made those sacrifices, I think life would be very, very different.
One of the nice things about riding the bus is that when you're really, really tired like I was yesterday, you can catch a few extra minutes of sleep before heading in to the office. You just have to hope you don't sleep through your stop! For some reason, I haven't been able to hold my eyes open the last few mornings. The bus ride seems longer than usual and halfway through the commute, I want to close my eyes and wander off to dreamland. I resisted this morning, but I may regret it come early afternoon!
I know, it sounds shallow that I'd be thankful for a TV show, but Husband and I truly look forward to watching Whitney together. It's so funny and so easy to relate to! I always get excited when I realize we have a new one recorded and I get to share some quality laughs with the Hubs. If you haven't seen it, you need to check it out! It's perfect for anyone that has ever been in a long-term relationship.