Golden Moments #10


I bought this sweatshirt a few weeks ago and it is making me very happy. My son asked if I had it made specifically for myself because it is so on brand. I didn't, but yes, this is me in a nutshell. It is actually quite pink but that isn't showing up too well in the photo. I have no idea why I bought pink, I would usually buy grey or blue, but pink it is and I am fine with that.

I stopped in at a library that usually has a big selection of books that have been donated to the book sale but they think they can't sell them so they give them away. I brought 21 books home with me. Yes, I know that is ridiculous. Yes, it amused my family greatly but yes, it made me happy. There were five or six Charlotte Armstrong suspense novels in the mix. I haven't read those in years and I am enjoying revisiting them. In related news, I decided I didn't need to purchase any books in March. Are you admiring my (relative) self-restraint?

In what my son claims is the most grown-up moment of my life, I am beyond thrilled to have purchased a new vacuum cleaner. I just vacuumed the family room and was simultaneously pleased and horrified by the amount of dirt it picked up. How was my old vacuum missing so much?

I saw my first crocuses and snowdrops of the season last week. Maybe spring is actually going to arrive.

My husband and I are going away for two nights in the middle of April. We haven't had any time away in over a year because of life, stress, my husband's accident, and our son's chronic health issues so we are very much looking forward to this. We are going nowhere exciting and I mean that literally. We are checking into a hotel in a nearby town and we are going to sleep, eat out, go to bookstores, and hopefully have 48 hours of not worrying about anyone or anything. I can't wait.

That is not a bad selection of golden moments considering my whole family has spent the last two weeks dealing with the cold/flu/plague of doom. What pleasant things have happened in your life lately?












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  1. That is a lovely collection of golden moments! And I envy you your sweatshirt.

    My library had its big sale last weekend, but I only acquired six. I'm very impressed with 21 - are you going to share the list?

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    1. Isn't the sweatshirt great? I found it on Etsy. I was mostly impressed with the 21 books because they were all free. I got five or six Charlotte Armstrong mystery/suspense novels, the same number of Helen MacInnes books, several Erma Bombeck compilations, a book by Mary Renault, and a random selection of other books I will probably read once and then donate.

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  2. Wow, your happiness is overflowing, even I felt it! (How exciting...getting some alone, adult time w/ the hubby.)

    I'm like you...my colors tend to be darker blues, grays, and black. But pink is not my color. However, lately, I've been liking it on other things...not clothes, yet, but everything else. It's very pretty.

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    1. I don't feel quite like me in the pink sweatshirt but, at the same time, it is just so cheerful and happy.

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  3. How lovely that you and your husband can have some time away together that's something we never managed to do. I now feel quite virtuous as only six new to me books made it through the door in the last week!

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    1. Well, now I know my role in life. I acquire too many books in order to make other people's book purchases look reasonable!

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