Which brings me to the book sale. We had the first of the three for the year at the main library this past Fri. It goes through Sun. but I try to only go one day..I spend less that way. Yes, I spend 4-5 hrs in a basement looking at books..and I am NOT ashamed or give ANY excuses. It is pure fun.
I have an ORDER to my search. This time I took all my children because I couldn't be at all the places at once. What I mean by this is....there are different sections of the sale, and I look for specific books from each section, history, children's, religious, the old books..so this time I needed more than one person so we could
Also, this time, I took only cash, had a limit, and MET IT. You can't possibly know how revolutionary this was for me, unless you compare it to shopping. THEN you understand. Or dieting. Let's not go there in this post. I usually SAY a limit of 3 boxes and come out with 5, wheezing at how much I just spent and wondering how to tell my husband and where we will find room on the shelf. I actually only had about 15-20 (books) of my own personal (not going on the kids shelf) books. I did accidentally leave behind about 8 books on the floor. But I look at it as God's protections against greed.
And what do books have to do with the book of Numbers...besides that they are books...? Well, I ordered my spending, and preordered my shelves to accommodate new books, and have all my new books on my shelves, and nothing lying around. My books are in order. I see the connection. And I feel very sane...at the moment.
Here is a random picture of lentils in a pot. Very ordered, and pretty.
thanks for reading,