Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Important Things

This morning my goal is to get split pea soup started for dinner, and then can some more applesauce. I'm hoping to get a little time to go DO something, like shop with LovelyDaughter. Even though we're broke, it would still be fun. We can try on clothes at Maurice's again, or even go to Goodwill and see if they have anything good. Or check out the western store and try on stuff there.

I'd suggest going to the library, but the library makes me tired. Why? They don't have much that's good any more. It's all horrible. Either badly written, or terrible subject matter. Nasty. It's ten to one that any book I discover on the internet that I'd like to read will NOT be in the library. Actually, more like twenty to one. Or fifty to one. Out of all the books I've looked up, I've only found a few, a very few, that the library stocks (if that is the right word.)

This is sad, because I used to take the kids to the library regularly when they were younger. It was an event, every two weeks; it was free, and we could bring home stacks of books, for free.

Ah, let's hear it for the Good Old Days, when I'd pack the children up and we'd drive to town to go to the library, then to the park for a picnic, and then to the grocery store for the next two weeks' worth of groceries. I'd come home exhausted, but it was so worth it to have that time out with the kids, and come home well-supplied with books and food, the two staples of life.

3 comments:

Ornery's Wife said...

I remember those days, too. Although we didn't really live out too far from town, and the library was almost within walking distance, we still enjoyed the outing--often several times a week we were such voracious readers.

I don't go there much any more, either, but not because there is nothing there, more because I am just not interested any more. Too many other options! Now there is always reading on the internet...
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carrie said...

Oh I'm always thanking God for our library...the ladies there are Christian, or at least have good strong old fashioned morals so the books are the few and far between *good ones* There are of course ones I don't care for but there are a lot of good ones too...

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I want some canned applesauce! For the first time in my 30 years of life I am without homemade canned applesauce. I simply can't stand that nasty storebought stuff.