I had a most wonderful weekend. Nothing dramatic... just nice, peaceful and productive.
I received the books I ordered on Friday - much sooner than I expected - and was thrilled. I put them to the side, unopened until Saturday - like a special dessert I wanted to save and savor later. Such anticipation. I started reading A Handbook for Heretics on Saturday and almost finished it yesterday. It's a relatively small book - 130 pages - but is packed with words that resonate so with my heart and soul that I am truly inspired! Words that finally ring true. I'm not ready to review it yet, since I'm only on page 91, but I will soon. I have dog-eared so many pages in the book that there are as many pages marked as not marked. Each page has words that are worthy of repeating and quoting and memorizing that I wanted to make sure to find them again. I'd like to thank my online friend for her emails that enabled me to discover this book! And I'd like to thank John Sloat for writing it; I don't feel so alone anymore in my quest, thoughts and feelings about God, religion and spirituality. The door is open and I'm looking out... and the fog is lifting.
I didn't have as much time to read as I wanted and haven't even cracked the other books - but that's okay... I planted the rest of my tomatoes and peppers at long last. The first tomato I planted has quadrupled in size already and the herbs are also going to town. I need more herbs though. I thought I had oregano and went to cut some when I was making a vegan spaghetti the other night and couldn't find any. Well, I reckon I didn't buy one! I need to find out what to do with my stevia plant soon because the plant is getting quite large. Can I just dry the leaves and use them? I'd best get my research hat on.
Mike and I ate dinner at Frank and Carol's house Saturday night. Carol is the best cook - always making something new and different - and creative. And she has a stove-top, refrigerator and center island to die for. I love going over there just to see what she's come up with. I got her recipe for mushroom pâté this time because it was sooo good. We usually stay too late, but we always have a lot of fun together. And we don't even agree politically! I like that we can have our separate opinions but still love and enjoy each other. Sometimes I feel I am rejected by people just because I don't agree with them on politics and religion. They shun me and slap a label on me. I like new input myself. Anyone can challenge my belief system; I might learn something!