Morning Meanderings… A Library Sale, The Police, and Hunger Games
As days tend to go, yesterday was a FULL one. I woke up at 5:30 am and set a little Rocky Theme in my head while I prepped to go to the annual Spring Library Sale. It has become this fun and ridiculous thing for me and a few friends to arrive SUPER early like we are waiting outside for tickets to an amazing concert.
Except this year – I did it alone. People had to work, plus a few of them that would normally sit by my side drinking coffee and laughing in the early morning light were also part of the crew that was getting together at midnight to see the opening night of Hunger Games, myself included. But I could not choose one or the other of the great events. Stubborn me… wanted to do both.
After arriving at 6:30 am and setting up my lawn chair, blanket, cell phone, and book… I promptly popped on to Facebook to let people know I was at the library 2 1/2 hours before it opened and to feel free to drive by, point, and laugh.
By 6:45 am… a police car slowly drove by the library parking lot…. hesitated, then pulled in. I think, he may have thought I was loitering, or some hopped up on I don’t know…. adrenaline (?) book junky ready to vandalize… either way, I stood up and plastered a smile on my face as he got out of the car.
“So what is going on here this morning?”
I explained the sale, my tradition, the craziness of me and my awesome friends… errrr… minus the companions this morning. His face broke into a smile, “I think,” he said, “My wife comes to this every year too – but at a later time.”
Other than that – the other highlight was Mark (*waves!) friend/ employer/Pastor, called me at 6:50 am after seeing my Facebook status and offered to bring me coffee. Of course, I accepted,
By 7:30, person #2 arrived (later I would find out his name is Tom), and slowly they trickled into the line on a lightly rainy morning at the Brainerd Library.
I think… I enjoy the pre- sale comradery often even more than the sale itself.
ANd then… at 9 am the doors opened and I was in.
They said they had record amount of books this spring. At 50 cents a book – I left spending $29.00.
I think… I may be a book hoarder.
HIghlights of the sale:
There were a few specialty books for $1.00 I could not resist. This lovely copy of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane caught my eye. To the right, someone had donated some lovely old copies of Fairy tales and A Tale Of Two Cities dating back into the early 1900′s. The covers were gorgeous!
I will post the books this afternoon so be sure to stop back as in tradition of my library sale postings.. there is a little fun in it for both of us!
At noon yesterday I had lunch with three amazing friends, after work I came home and tried to rest but it did not happen, at 10 pm I went to the movie theater and waited in line for two hours (it was a line waiting day!) for Hunger Games…. which was amazing – and more on that later.
I also need to announce the winners of the Finn book from a couple of days ago! Using random.org, congratulations to:
Congrats to you both! Please email me your address to email@example.com and I will pass the information on to have this book sent to you right away!
I need to get ready for work, I have dinner with friends here this afternoon and then I think I may just crash for a bit.