Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful turkey day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Time

The Christmas bug has hit me full force this year. I think it's trying to make up for not coming last year. I'm trying not to be one of those people who skips right over the Thanksgiving festivities (because Thanksgiving is great, too), but it has been difficult. I can hardly wait until Saturday when our turkey celebrating has concluded and I can start going crazy for Christmas. Expect lots of holiday cheer here at this blog!

It is, however, the day before Thanksgiving so I thought I would share this photo with you. In college I was a volunteer with the "Big Brother Big Sister" program. This was a project my "little sister" and I worked on one afternoon during my visit. I was pretty proud of myself for looking at the school's collection of craft supplies and coming up with this turkey puppet. It was probably one of the coolest things we did together. Isn't he a beauty? (Humor me, please.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

You Know Your Husband and You are Nerds When . . .

after watching an episode of "Friends" in which Ross is trying to name all the 50 states, you two decide to play the game. Cheap thrills for this couple, folks.

I sucked it up and missed SIX states! I knew I'd miss some along the east coast (not my strong suit with U.S. geography), but I cannot believe I missed Pennsylvania (my father-in-law is from there!), Mississippi, and Missouri.

Mitch missed only TWO states so he won the game. He walked around all evening exclaiming "Wyoming and Utah! I never would have thought of those!"

Monday, November 23, 2009

You Know You're a Math Nerd When . . .

you buy a shirt thinking the pattern is circle graphs and your husband has to inform you that it's actually peace signs. Oops.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BB - Part 3

October 1, 2009: Fall Book Sale

Normally my father and I visit our library's used book sale during the last hour of the last day when the price is $1.00 per bag of goodies. (Check out the deals I got at the last sales here, here, and here.) This year, however, we weren't able to attend on that last day during that last hour so we ended up going on the first evening of the event.

Boy was that sale very different than the previous sales I'd been to. There were oodles and oodles of people, nothing compared to the handful gathered on the last day. These people were also VERY serious about finding good reads. I'm not even kidding when I say there were people there with lists. I assumed everyone went into the library flying by the seat of their pants like me, but I guess I was mistaken.
In addition to all the people, there were also oodles and oodles of books. Books were covering every square inch of the tables and the floor space under the tables. I've never seen that many books at the sales which I guess makes sense when you attend the first day versus the last. There was definitely a bigger selection, which to the ordinary person would be nothing but wonderful, but for me it was a little overwhelming. Too many choices and my strong point is definitely not making decisions.
The price at this book sale was $1.00 per pound for paperbacks and $0.50 per pound for hardcover. I found eleven paperbacks, weighing in at a 6.6 pounds, so my total bill was $6.60. That translates to $0.60 per book - not quite the $0.06 I once paid, but nothing to complain about either. I was happy to hand over the money to my dear library - I can't think of a better place to shop. Plus, I still came out ahead - you can't put a price on the magic of books.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Blue Skies, No Blizzard

A year ago today, we got our first blizzard of the season. Currently it is 65 degrees (with an expected high of 70 degrees), sunny and no wind. It's an absolutely gorgeous fall day. What a difference a year can make.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Under the Weather

Crickett and I have been a bit under the weather this week. We've been spending most of our time under the covers, wishing we could be outside enjoying the beautiful fall days that have finally arrived. Until we feel better, though, we're happy just being cuddle buddies.