Saturday, June 18, 2011

ghiradelli, beethoven, and old books.


So, I am officially off of my sweet-free challenge.

It is a good feeling.

I had berry cobler and vanilla ice cream yesterday, and with no guilt I just had a handful of Ghiradelli chocolate chips. ...Ooh, those things are amazing. The absolute best chocolate chips I have ever had--and that's sayin' something. ;)  But, I've promised myself that I will exert some self-control, and change my old "it's-sweet-I-want-it-and-I'll-eat-all-I-can-manage" ways. o.O

Okay, I wan't that bad...


This Saturday morning, it being gloomy and wet out {and yesterday is was 75 degrees!}, after the completion of weekend chores and mapping out what is left of my schoolwork to be done, I sat down at my piano and plunked out a few dreary notes. Don't get me wrong--I like rain. Love it, actually. I just wanted to echo the mood. :] So, I plunked out a few dreary notes...and decided out of the blue to play every single piece by Ludwig van Beethoven that I own. Yes, a Beethoven marathon. Opus 1 thru 22, Sonata 15, and 22, and 34...the list goes on. It was actually strangely enjoyable, though classical music can become a bit of a drag if you play too much of it. :]


..Thus, the whole morning passed away. Perhaps Bach, tomorrow? ♫


Lately, old books have been my passion. The ones that we've had for years; the ones great-grandma read when she was a child...I've gotten them out to sniff them and read. Sniff them, because the smell of old books is one of the most wonderful smells in the world {providing you haven't spilled water upon them and left them in the attic. That is by no means a romantic smell}. And the way old books speak--the way their authors and authoresses write. It refreshes me, somehow, to breathe in their innocence and charm.

One of my never-fading dreams is to someday stand in one of those huge collector's libraries, surrounded by the delicious musty, leathery oder of antique novels. Complete with the attached rolling ladder. ♥

..A swivel staircase would suffice, too. :]


Speaking of chocolate and music {are we?}, I leave you with a quote and two photos which I find immensly delightful.

"Too much of a good thing can be
~Mae West


~ ...Blessings, friends. May the Lord keep you. ~

all above photos via..guess. yup,


  1. Oh. Em. Gee!!! Ghiradelli chocolate chips are the most amazing thing ever! Oh, how I love those!! And yes, old books are absolutely lovely. Love the smell of them as well.:) :) :)

  2. WHOA. never heard of Ghiradelli choco chips, but now i really really really want some... ;)

  3. Those Ghiradelli chocolate chips must taste superb! I love Beethoven's music! Old books are simply wonderful.

  4. Lucia, you have such a delightful taste in... well... everything. Just the name of this post is fantastic. You have such a fantastic writing style that I just love reading. Good for you for being able to play Beethoven that long. I can play him for a little bit, but after a while he becomes tiresome to me. And by the way, you're not the only person who desires a swivel staircase. ;)


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