Wow. This morning Tom and I drove to what must be the reading-est street in our town. Nearly each of the yard sales there (10 perhaps?) had one or two boxes full of books. Not just regular ol' book-books, but vintage kids lit.
Vintage kids' lit.
Be still my happy heart! I'd not pawed through that many kids books in years and most cost just .25 cents. These are the ones I, a couple hours later, giddily carried inside our back door:
Oh, what a retro-delightful, dream-come-true home library God has given me. Our town's library can't compare to mine vintage kids'-lit.-wise. Imho.
Also? I found this handy, beautifully-illustrated book of herb remedies, uses and recipes:
The cost you ask? A mere quarter.
Tom also found things which delighted him and as if this all wasn't enough,we then walked through 2 old, old homes where estate sales were being held. I didn't buy anything, but simply enjoyed doing all my dreamy-eyed imagining as I do and climbed many stairs to a 3rd floor attic with decades' old furniture arranged and used as a guest room.
Yes, it sounds odd, but a morning like this is my favorite kind of fun.
It just is.
Anyone else enjoy Running Wild With Bear Grylls immensely as Tom and I do? The only thing that makes me crazy and perturbed every single week, though, is the way Bear gives the stars impossible, scary mountains to climb or descend. Good grief. As I've told Tom before, "Doesn't Bear realize that just one maimed or dead tv star and he is finished. Over. Caput. Done-with forever?"
But other than that, I love this show. :) How good to hear the stars' 'back stories' and thoughts, and to see their appreciation of nature and having completed such huge challenges in the wild.
Oh! Nearly forgot. Finally I've gone through through a whole day without my head and face hurting. Hooray! A major key, I believe, is leaving the air-conditioner off most of the night and much of the day.
Fortunately, we're having the cooler August I prayed for so it's not been bad in here, but humid, though. Now, humidity makes me drowsy and lazy, but as I told Tom I'll choose drowsy and lazy over head-and-face-achy anyday.
Thanks so much for your prayers!
If you enjoy free Kindle books, you may want to return to my last post and check the list there. I added quite a few books this morning, some by Grace Livingston Hill.