"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice."
- Samuel Johnston
I've always been the type of person who would rather have a few close friends than a lot of casual acquaintances, and at this point in my life, I realize this statement to be even truer. The friends who know me best are the people with whom I can pick up where we left off, even if it's been months or years. At our wedding in April, an old family friend flew to the west coast on Friday and left on Sunday....just to be at the wedding....and it was like no time had gone by. We talked about old memories and created new ones. Jennifer taught Brandi how to dance, and we had specifically requested an En Vogue song that Mom, Jacquie, and I rocked out to on Whitehouse Drive. Why, then, does it seem convenient and easy for some friends (and friendships) to so quickly place blame and not take ownership for their part in a friendship deteriorating? The last time I checked, both people have to be commited to the relationship to make it work.
I'm not quite sure how I want to respond to an email I received from someone with whom I used to be close. Are there things I could have done differently? Of course. But I also know that I'm not the only one who could have done things differently, and that's the part I find most bothersome.
Anyway...enough venting for now.
On to happier subjects....the most awesome library I've ever been to: Bee Cave Public Library. Seriously. Their selection of new materials is the best I've seen, and it's a small library in an incredible shopping center! I can't wait to spend more time there. William and I both started cards there on Saturday afternoon and spent the better part of an hour or so just hanging out and I was finally able to find a few more books to enjoy! Speaking of which, I just finished Chris Cleave's Little Bee and it was one of the better books I've read in a while, but the end....argh. Seriously? Here's the link to Amazon:
Prior to that I read Colum McCann's Let The Great World Spin which was a decent read, if a little confusing at times when I was trying to figure out which narrator was narrating! The link to McCann's book:
I think I'm going to give this one a try next:
My Aunt Patsy got me started on a Scandinavian thriller kick last summer....I OD'ed a bit at the beginning, so I had to lay off for a bit. When I walked into the Bee Cave library, though, on the end cap....THERE THEY WERE! So...going to give it another shot!
And also this one:
My new rule, for myself and books, is that if it doesn't capture my attention in 40 minutes, it's going back. Life's too short to read books that bore us, right?!
And...William's reading the first in "The Girl" trilogy...
Imagine how excited I was to find that Hollywood is going to be doing a remake of the movie that was originally done in Europe???? SO EXCITED!!! Check out the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and you can see a few of the actresses who are being considered.
And finally....new hairdresser on Wednesday! Excited and nervous. Kind of considering this hairstyle:
I'm so over long hair. :)