Today was such a dreary day, with the cloudy sky and the rain early this morning, that it made getting out of bed feel unwarranted. And coming back to work after a long weekend made this Monday feel especially draining. Even the book I’m currently reading (Mercy by Jodi Piccoult) didn’t make lunchtime feel any more festive. Instead, on a cold gray November day like today my mind wandered toward one of my favorite book series EVER: Madeline. An “old house in Paris covered in vines” sounds pretty nice right about now. And check out this awesome post about Modern Day Madeline.