Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Monday? I'm doing just fine. :) Well, today is Mareena's birthday and as her special birthday request she wanted to go to our local library's perpetual book sale and buy up the place. Of course, I granted her request and told her 'the sky's the limit' as regards the number of books she could have. However, I planned to be really strict with myself and not buy that many books as I really don't know where I would put them all - my bookshelves are absolutely crammed full!
I think that Mareena said to me: "As Birthday Girl, I decree that I be allowed to choose some of my mother's reading material today, and if 'the sky's the limit' for me, then that must also extend to my choice of books for my mom. As Birthday Girl, this is my decree, and I only ask that my mother doesn't limit me - Please!?!" LOL!!! Well, what could I say to that? I suppose I could always build another wing on to the house if it came to that. Hmmm...I might have to look into that!
Mareena and I got to the library at approximately 12:45 P. M., and a couple of close family friends met us there to wish Mareena a very happy birthday and drop off a surprise picnic lunch for us to eat. It was drizzling rain very lightly, so Mareena and I decided to save the picnic until we arrived home. That left us carrying two coolers around with us until about 3:30 P. M. It actually worked out fairly well, as we set both coolers down beside a bench - the coolers were both slightly obscured from the sight of others, but still visible to us while we browsed the book sale that was set up in the same room.
Between us, we bought 50 books - 22 paperbacks and 28 hardcovers - and 5 jigsaw puzzles. We spent approximately $69 - $59 on books, and $10 on jigsaw puzzles. It turned out to be a pretty good haul for a birthday outing, if I do say so myself. ;) We actually ended up leaving the library with a total of seven full bags - that would be the two full coolers, a canvas bag, paper bag and two plastic bags full of books, and another paper bag for the jigsaw puzzles. We were loaded right up, but we had so much fun together.
At the moment, I'm reading Guilty or Innocent? by Anita Gustafson which I started on Saturday, May 30th! Mareena requested this book for me from Paperback Swap, and it arrived through the mail on Thursday, May 28th!
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight