An Idle Sunday

I've been under the weather and spent the whole of yesterday in bed excepting the two hours I crept out to the sofa to watch Inspector Lynley. Never have I enjoyed him so little. This morning I was vastly improved but not yet up to going out so Mr. Duffy went off to church by himself and I turned to Miss Marple. I would like to tell you I took the opportunity to write letters but that's not what happened. Twenty minutes into to show it came to me that reading Agatha Christie would be better than watching her so I went to my clock where Peter's stolen library books are in safe keeping. (I have one of those clocks the front of which opens to reveal small shelves inside.) Have I ever told you about Peter's stolen library books? A friend of mine called one day saying he had been cleaning out his son's old room and would I like an Agatha Christie or two? Of course I would! "I'll take whatever you will give me." I replied. A few days later a stack of nearly twenty Agatha Christie novels arrived. It was like winning the lottery! Every single book has a library card inside. I don't actually believe them to be stolen but rather to have been lawfully obtained from a library book sale. However, I've been calling them Peter's stolen library books for my own amusement. I took them on the understanding that should Peter ever make inquiries to Dear Old Dad about his Christie collection I am to hand them over no matter how reluctantly. Because the collection is a long term loan I store them in the clock where they enjoy their own separate little library and won't be lost among all the other books.  Should I be ill tomorrow it will pain me to call in sick but should I not finish Sleeping Murder tonight, a few ours with my good friend Agatha would ease that pain. In either case I feel assured of a good day tomorrow. Stay well, everyone. And for myself, whether I am well or ill tomorrow I hope that Peter has long forgotten about his books.


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  1. I mailed a letter off to you this morning 10/01/2018 . I love the idea of the clock front with book shelves behind how lovely I can almost picture it in my mind . I found a parasol like the chineese women use at the flea market yesterday and I figure this part of the country is always sunny it will get good use . do you know why Chinese women don't wrinkle very much on their face they use parasols that is why . to keep the sun off their faces . That is also why they have such fair complexions . Oh well a lil trivia there . I hope you feel better soon .

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    1. Thank you, phonelady. I could use a parasol and on occasion have used my black umbrella for shade. Not as nice as a pretty parasol though. I was hoping this would pass more quickly than it has but these things can last only so long. In the mean time I shall read. Take care!

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    2. I mailed a few things to the P.O. Box on the corner of this web-site (example: a postcard). I hope that is okay.

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    3. Oh yes, mail is always okay! Thank you!

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  2. I'm so sorry you are feeling poorly Sonja, but at least you are in good company. I have been ill with a bad cold and listening to books on tape myself. I'm almost through the Jane Austen collection. I do hope you are feeling better.

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    1. Thank you, Anna. Anthony Trollope has become a good friend of mine these past few days. I think I've never read anything quite so funny as Barchester Towers. I do hope you feel better soon. I'm on the mend; it just seems to take longer than it used to.

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