It's been a really long time since I have really been so engrossed in reading that I didn't want to put my book down - since I stayed up until 1:30 in the morning. I love Harry Potter, but even then I wasn't quite this obsessed. Several of my Rusty Pickle Chef friends told us all to read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I put it in the back of my mind and then when we were at the mall Saturday night, I finally bought the book. I started reading as soon as we got home and had to make myself fall asleep. The next day we had church and I went to a craft show (more on this in a minute) and then I spent the entire afternoon reading my book. I didn't move until 5:00. I got soooo caught up in the romance. It was just beautiful and the characters were so complex. I felt myself understanding their emotions and being reminded of my blessings all at the same time. There were moments I was in tears.
I had to break off for a while though because we had a church event. When we got home, I looked up the next two books in the series, New Moon and Eclipse at Walmart.com. I asked Glen if he minded if I ran to Wal-Mart and he said no (I think he was relieved to watch football by himself). I felt like a crazy person speeding off to find them! Wal-Mart had Eclipse but there was no way I could start reading the third book without reading the second. By this time, it was 8:40. I nervously hoped Barnes and Noble was still open and hopped on the interstate. I was in luck! I bought New Moon and sped home so I could curl up in bed and read. I was up until 1:30...I just could not put the book down. This morning I read some more before I had to get ready for work. I checked out Stephanie Meyer's website this morning and her next book doesn't come out for another year...how can I wait that long now that I'm so into it???? There's even a movie going to be made. Anway, you have to read these books! :)
At the craft show yesterday, I came home with a Caramel Rum Swirl soy candle. It smells amazing. I can even smell it all the way upstairs and downstairs from my main level. I walked around the entire show smelling candles and I'm so glad I found this one. It just makes my house cozy!
We went to the Amana Colonies Friday night and Saturday for another work meeting. It was fun, but hard work as Glen and I took lots of pictures and video taped for future projects. It was soooo cool to hear the testimonies of the mentor couple we taped - they all obviously have a passion for marriage and why it's important to work at our marriages as much as we do anything else - our jobs, our home, our friends, etc. Glen and I left a little early and spent some time together. We went into Amana and walked around and bought some yummy things - some pumpkin bread, raspberry strudlecake coffee and summer sausage and cheese. We went to Coralville to the mall for a while and then headed home.
Tonight, I'm going out with a few girlfriends from my small group - we're going to see The Nanny Diaries at the theatre. I'm feeling rather emotional today so I better pack some tissues - I tend to cry at every romantic comedy I see.