I'll stop for a moment and let that sink in.
He was holding a snake. In the house. And no, we don't have a pet snake. I hope you are as horrified as I was.
At first I thought it was one of my daughter's toys but then I realized its tail was waving around in the air. Now, before you are too amazed by this story I have to admit that it was just a little garter snake but still, a snake is a snake and it does not belong in my house. I have spent the last twenty-four hours thinking I see things moving out of the corner of my eye. It is a good thing my husband was home and caught the snake. If it was just me I might have had to resort to burning the house down as the only feasible means of ridding the house of a snake because there is no way on earth I would ever touch it.
My kids, on the other hand, wanted to keep it.
On a more pleasant note, I stopped in at the library last week and found a whole bunch of books on their free book rack.
The top three are familiar to me but the rest I just grabbed because they were older looking books and who knows, there might be a gem among them. I think I will start with The Lady and the Deep Blue Sea. Somehow the title leads me to expect something so bad it is good.
After I went to the library I went for a walk by the river that is across the road. It is a good walk to do by myself because there is a road right by it so I feel safe and if I keep looking towards the river I can pretend I am in the country. The country that is filled with the sound of traffic, but the country still.
It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny. I loved the way the light was dancing off the water. Most of the leaves haven't changed yet but there was just enough color to make it look like fall.
I just looked up The Lady and the Deep Blue Sea. I think it might live up to my expectations. It has two reviews on goodreads, both of them five stars. The story involves clipper ships, a race, and a red haired captain's wife. Here is a quote from the description on goodreads. "Yet not even Jenny knew just how supreme a challenge the race was to be for also aboard was George Cartwright, owner of the Indian Commercial Line, keeping an eye on his ship, his captain -- and his captain's wife." If you can resist a description like that you are a stronger person than I am. Oh, the potential for drama!