"I've an afternoon to spend in sweet doing nothing...Shall I spend it here where there is a cosy fire, a plateful of delicious russets, three purring and harmonious cats, and two impeccable china dogs with green noses? Or shall I go to the park, where there is the lure of gray woods and of gray water lapping on the harbor rocks?"
I too had an afternoon to spend in sweet doing nothing. I chose the cosy fire (we got about seven inches of snow last night and today) and my one purring cat, a bowl of ice cream instead of russets (though apples would've been healthier), and a snoring dog--and a book. I came across this quote in Anne of the Island and smiled to see one more thing I had in common with red-haired Anne.
I love this particular book in the series and found lots of things to underline again. (Yes, I even underline in novels--can't read without a pen in hand.) At the end Anne has her book of Revelation and realizes her love for Gilbert. And at the end I sobbed and sobbed like always.