Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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Mike and I had an Extremely lazy Labor Day weekend! Just the way I like it. On Saturday we spent a wonderful afternoon in Barnes & Noble.
I bought the book pictured above. Just two weeks ago I had snubbed this book when my friend Patti told me about it. I was all "oh that is not a very literary author" and saying other assorted snobby things.....well, when we went to the store and I read the first few pages, I was hooked! In fact, right after finishing this post I am going back to reading this book. It has a great story and is a real page turner. Just shows you....don't ever be a snob!
I got this magazine, The Believer. It is an interesting mix of articles.
Also was able to sneak this book in. It talks about all of the old classics; Are You There God? It's Me Margaret (one of the best books ever written!), Harriet the Spy, Ramona Beasley, A Wrinkle in Time, etc. I love books about books!

I also got the new Somerset Studio and the new Where Women Create. What a bonanza!
I managed to stitch a bit on Monday while watching the Cubs. I am working on Sampler Lady exclusively until I finish it. I am very slow. I am planning on going for an eye exam soon. I have hit the phase where reading glasses are needed. I am hoping I can get a Lasik surgical adjustment so that I can see up close as well as I could when I was 16. I hope that is an option.
Isn't this just a beautiful tote bag? I wanted this when I first saw it this spring at B&N but could not justify it....however, my Mom surprised me with one this weekend! I am going to cart The Sampler Lady around in it!
As I was standing on a chair taking pictures of the above treasures Mike wondered what the heck I was doing. I snapped one of him walking into the dining room. He is such a QT!


beth said...

lazy is good....us too....well, birthing butterflies took a little bit out of us, but other than that.....

hey, are you guys stripping wallpaper ?

Vonna said...

There is nothing like a wonderful weekend of quiet alone and home time :)
And an afternoon in a book store or library...well, that's just sheer heaven!
I'm getting that book by Kristen Hannah, I read not so literary choices all the time! LOL! :)
I like her....

Patti said...

Wow- your sampler is coming along great!!! Planning on Tues? I am at this point~ Yay- a picture of Mr. Duet- nice!
Glad you had a great day!!!

Kellie said...

That sounds like a wonderful weekend. I love lazy long weekends. I have the book in my pile. Glad to hear you are enjoying it. I am reading a very unliterary western romance right now. I haven't read one in years and forgot how much I like the brain candy once in awhile. :) That book about the classics sounds interesting. Sampler Lady is looking good. Hope your eye exam goes well. Love, love, love that tote bag!! What a nice sweet surprise. Your husband is a QT. :)
Have a good weekend!

Relyn said...

Guess what I just picked up from the library? You guessed it. Shelf Life. Thanks so much for recommending it. It's what I'm reading tonight.

Jeanie said...

He IS a CT -- and you are the best! Merci, my friend (check your e-mail for more!)I was shocked and smiling!

What a grand day you had -- oh, a bookstore -- and to find something you truly didn't expect to be good! That's bonus points! Looks like lots of good finds! (This code word is playing havoc with my dyslexia! Wonder how many times I'll have a new one...)