Friday, June 12, 2009

And what do we do when a book is read?

"That's right, dear children, we go to bed." I discovered this vintage book illustration a few months ago and fell in love with it and finally matted and framed it today for above our bed. For two bookworms, especially bookworms with a big cat who takes over the (patchwork-quilted!) bed on a nightly basis, this page is just perfect. Our apartment's walls all seem to be filled with either lead or cotton--the one above the bed is lead, apparently--so the first nail broke and the second nail bent as I hammered them in. Here's hoping a happily-reading Mr. Mike and I aren't knocked out by a falling frame one of these nights. 

Life lately has been a monotonous blur of napping and reading with the cat beside me after work in the afternoon and job-searching in the evenings. The following song came on the radio as I was finishing up at work this afternoon, and what can I say: You know you need a break when a Miley Cyrus song almost makes you cry. :)


Keri said...

Love the book illustration! What a good idea to frame it!

Hope said...

hmmm, I guess this is how I "catch up" with you these days :)
First off, I would like to say that you crack me up.. I really enjoyed your recap of the catty woman during the 5k, imagining the picture falling on Mike and/or Stuffed, and I would've definitely started to run if a camera was pointed in my direction-- uh hello, Miley is deep! haha, but in all seriousness, WAY TO GO on taking on and kicking that 5k's butt!! I know it's hard to see in the midst of all the mundane daily "stuff", but you are a super successful person and your dream job is in the works; for some reason it is just taking time crossing paths with you. K this should've been an email.. SORRY! lots of love xoxo

Val said...

Hi, Keri. :) I'm not surprised you like the illustration. :)

Hi, Hope. :) Thank you for all the encouragement and kind words. I know when we're in our 80s looking back, it will seem like I only worked at my current job a minute, just a blip on the radar, but in the meantime, it feels like I've been there 10 years. So, thank you. :) 'Glad to hear from you. :)