Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ten Things of Thankfuls On Vacation


Ten Things of Thankfuls
On Vacation


Well the week is finally over - it is Saturday and I am at the library, while Amelia is having her final reading lesson through the literacy program.  

It is almost 10:30 and from where I am sitting, not too many people are here at this time in the morning.  There are a couple of people hanging out at the computer stations that are provided by the library.  One woman is actually looking at books.  Two librarians at the reference desk are chatting with each other and every so often they start to laugh.  Of course, it is quiet but silence is accompanied with movement of work being done by other staff members, whispers of hellos, good mornings, and sales transactions at the coffee shop near by … “how much for that black and white cookie?”  “$1.25.” was the answer, then followed “your total is $ 3.45” The person must have gotten a coffee with the black and white cookie.

There is a man in front of me on the computer; at one point he is clicking away, browsing his heart’s content, yet he leans back on his chair, and he starts to doze off….lean, lean back some more, then he abruptly picks up his head, he is fighting to stay awake.

I just asked the librarian to reserve, for me a copy of the book called the 100-Foot Journey - hopefully I’ll get it soon.   I feel like I want to read a book instead of downloading a book  on a device – I miss that tangible feel. Because I can’t wait for the book, I found two books that will be coming home with me; the books are The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kid  and The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

One - Thank you library  - not only do I like getting books and sometimes movies for free, but I also can download books onto  my  electronic devices without costing me a dime  - Go check out how you can borrow books electronically .

Two – Thank you Overdrive and  another app called BookBub . BookBub  is a great site for cheap and free books to download; after you sign up, choose your genres, then you will receive a daily email from them listing the daily deals.  

Another great site to keep track of your reads and see what your friends are reading is Goodreads go check out all these great services.

Three - I am on vacation – we are not going anywhere but will enjoy a staycation on Long Island – beach, day trips, and friends visiting us (yay my soul sister will be in the house).



Four - Left my desk and office on Friday with everything that needed to be done – Done

Five - Food shopping done - two meals prepared for the week done –

A  Potato and Zucchini Casserole

Crock-pot spare ribs

Six – Even though we are having a staycation - We have Pringles too- Yay!

Seven - Looks like we are going to have nice weather all week –

Eight - Palazzo Pants, hemmed both Amelia’s and mine.


Nine - Going to my sister’s house – my nieces are leaving for college and we will be wishing them well and saying our good-byes.  Check out what I got them:

I filled a pencil case with a very large doughnut eraser, Disney princess pencils,  pencil pillows the glittery kind, a flamingo pen, a package of Oreo Cookies and  a Dunkin Donut gift card.



My kids were saying to me, that is so babyish mom.

Ten – One more week, Labor Day, and school will begin – oh did I mention I’m on VACATION – I so need this.



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10 comments:

  1. You cannot go on a vacation OR staycation without Pringles!
    I don't use the library as much as I used to, now that we have Nooks and Netflix, but I do use it for books for preschool and would be lost without it.

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    1. The Pringles are good,,,LOL - Overdrive is app that allows me to borrow books as a download, The problem is that I rarely have time to read, but it is there if I need it,

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  2. Happy Vacation!!
    I read The Mermaids Chair a while ago. I think I really liked it. (Did I mention it was a while ago?) :)
    Glad you got all of your work done before vacation. It will certainly help you relax this week.
    Have a wonderful, relaxing, fun staycation!

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    1. Thank you we are relaxing a bit, after all we are still home LOL - I rarely read what whatever is the latest bestseller, unless it is a cannot put it down book - shades of grey (did not read) but I did read the alchemist - twice. i think I will like the mermaid chair too.

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  3. Oh, the college kids will love your gift; it's not babyish at all!

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    1. They did and I made it a point telling them that they had to use their princess pencils on the first day of school.
      The humor was not appreciated by my 11 year old she didn't get it ; James understood but I had to explain it to him at first~ :)

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  4. I love Good Reads - I use the app on my phone, and anytime someone suggests a book I just add it to my "to-read" shelf. Hope you are having a great staycation! Do you ever make duck beaks out of Pringles? That amuses my family - it doesn't take much.

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    1. I do the duck lips every single time and at least one child that is around, or catches me will laugh.
      Goodreads is the best especially to remind me what I read, and what I want to read.

      Thank you everyone for visiting :)

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  5. Marisa, whenever I read your posts it makes me miss my own close knit family, who, as you know, live so very far away, including my precious daughter!! Amelia's palazzo pants are neat and she looks very pretty in them, but where are you and yours? Time to make your modelling debut, my friend, the blogosphere awaits...! Enjoy your staycation, Pringles, and all!

    Poppy

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  6. Thank you for reminding me that the library is an awesome place. I need to go to mine soon. Your college gift packs were perfect. Because princess pencils and Oreos. Enjoy your staycation.

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