Saturday, January 13, 2018

Of Books and Random Musings...

  Yesterday was a particularly rainy and dreary day, and it brought back memories of the times when I would stay inside and play with my doll or do a hundred piece puzzle while my Mum worked on crafts or played a game with us. Rainy days are cozy days, and even though I do prefer sunny and warm days, winter and early spring holds a special part in my heart and I love it oddly enough, rain, mud, cold and all.
   Now that I'm just a smidgen older, I still like doing puzzles (especially Ravensburger), but nothing beats reading books. With that in mind, yesterday Mum, Diane, and I all went to the library. I love going to the library so much that it's hard not to squeal with delight as I peruse the book-ladened shelves.
  I've always been a slowpoke by nature, and even more so when I'm doing something, or am somewhere that I really like, because of that, I could easily spend several hours in the library and it's sort of a test of my own strength to leave the library within a reasonable amount of time.
  I've never understood why libraries don't have shopping carts, it would be so much easier to transport my books while browsing if I had a cart to put my chosen ones in. Sadly I don't suspect that libraries shall take up my suggestion any time soon.
   If you're wondering when I'm about to get to the point, I'm afraid you shall be disappointed, for the point of this whole post to randomly babble, which I'm very good at.
   Some people (not me, of course) think that libraries are boring, which I can't kind comprehend, even though I try to, and I suppose the reason why I think libraries are interesting is because of all the different characters you can meet there (and I'm not just talking about book characters). For example, last year, which is a statement I'm still trying to get used to when referring to 2017, my Mum, Diane, and I watched as two Mennonite girls walked into the library, that's not exciting, I know, and we thought nothing of it either. But when I was on my way out a few minutes later I walked past the girls and heard them excitedly chatting as they hunched over a computer, "He's cute" the one girl gushed. Now, obviously I was intrigued, who did these two girls think was cute. Naturally I did the only thing a girl could do, I circled around the shelves again and walked past them, moderately close, mind you, and I took a quick peek at the computer screen. If I would have been prone to dramatics (*cough*) I would have slapped my hand on my forehead and swooned. Not because the dear fellow was dashing, but because he was rather, well, un-dashing, and the shock over their preference would have been too great for me and caused me to faint. The chap in question was a middle-aged man with sort of matted, or dare I say lumpy, hair, a rather large nose, though I should call it aristocratic, and he was smiling in that sort of self-assured business man way, you know the pose, the classic,"prop-the-chin-on-the-hand-smolder." I left the library with a shudder, but also amused.
   On that cheerful note, I will leave and go read a book. Enjoy your weekend everyone!


  1. I do like the idea of libraries having shopping carts! The Squire and I seldom check out the used book selection, simply because we're tempted to simply sweep everything into a bag - or a little red wagon! - and take it all home.

    1. I love the free book section, even though there are a bunch of books I wouldn't read, I still want to take them all and turn them into paper crafts, at least that's my excuse! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed new week!

  2. I agree, libraries are anything but boring!
    Reading your previous post I must admit I've always thought paper quilling to be difficult to learn.

    1. I agree with you, paper quilling is harder than most crafts I've ever tried, but I think it's much more of a slow craft than a difficult one. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I always appreciate it! Have a terrific week!

  3. I love going to the library. I can spend hours and come with books I had no interest in until I saw it. I really love quilling. I think one thing people don't realize is the practice it takes.and that you will have some that just don't do right when your first learning. Keep at it any you will be able to do some beautiful things.

  4. When our grandchildren were little they made up a song:

    We're going to the library, the library, the library.
    We're going to the library
    to get a book to read.

    Repeat as necessary!


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