I am in Dallas this weekend ( for a training of trainers’ session on assisting beginning teachers), visiting Katherine (daughter #3) , and after my favorite breakfast (at Cafe Brazil), as well as multiple cups of Brazilian coffee, we headed to my favorite place- Half Price Books.
Although I became distracted by the blooming magnolia tree at the store’s entrance (does distraction hit anyone else?), once inside, I wallowed in the choices of affordably priced books.
So… I bought a box of books.
Disclaimer#1: I did NOT buy Tete-a-Tete. I did however buy multiple gardening books- seeking the answer to keeping my plants alive in 110 degree heat and drought, and I replaced my misplaced versions of Alexandra Stoddard’s books on design, but more importantly, LIVING.
Disclaimer #2: To my English department colleagues from years past, I know the previous sentence is unashamedly a run-on, but I have been set FREE of such rules.
You will be too. It is AMAZING.
Katherine bought Tete-a-Tete, Black Elk Speaks, and The Glass Castle.
She is making her way through a list of books that she feels she should read. She is a high school English teacher.
My next distraction was at the check-out counter.
Yes, I need to feed my brain.
While driving to Dallas (no small feat after last week’s mishap- it took 11 hours instead of just 9), I realized I know every single word to James Taylor’s Fire and Rain, but I can’t necessarily remember what happened yesterday.
And then in the parking lot of Half Price Books, I became distracted by my new Yellowbox flip flops and my new red nail polish.
Everyday is a NEW DAY!