Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Loose Threads and Other Random Thoughts

Heart of Haiti

1.On Friday I received a beautiful ‘Heart of Haiti’ pendant in the mail in exchange for a post that I’d written on behalf of Macy’s, as I read the thank you letter, I couldn’t help but to cry thinking about the artisans who create the pendants.  These are women who create handmade works of art to support themselves and their children.  Items range in price from about $8 to about $280.  I’m not receiving any compensation for this, I just think this is a terrific cause.

The Girls on The Back Mountain Trail
To see more pictures from our walk, click the picture

2.  I bribe my kids.  People often ask me how I managed to have such well behaved kids and that’s the answer, I bribe them.  Not with money, I’m a librarian, I don’t have that much.  I bribe them with walks.  I keep them in the house until I want them to do something, then I promise them some quality time with Mother Nature in exchange for some free labor.  Yesterday I promised them a walk along The Back Mountain Trail.  All they had to do was clean the house.  Mostly I wanted the bathroom done.  But they dusted, swept and mopped their little hearts out.  So we went out.  On a 5 mile walk.  The girls came home and slept from 3 PM til 10:30 PM.  I came home and chilled in front of the TV.

Ugli Fruit

3.  The hubs and I went grocery shopping and as I was scanning the fruit section, I saw those ugly little things above.  They’re actually called “Ugli Fruit”.  Ummmmm, they look like rotten oranges to me.  I won’t be trying them any time soon.


4.  I think I have some sort of problem.  I love to pluck my eyebrows.  I don’t get them waxed as often as I should, but you should see me with a mirror and a pair of tweezers…  There is something, ummmm, therapeutic about pulling out those stray hairs.  Now I’m gonna be tweezing away with the little cutie I found at the store the other day. Seriously, aren’t those the cutest tweezers ever?

5.  So today the hubs and I had a bit of a “discussion” about what is and is not appropriate out~of~house wear.  This is how it started…  I bought a maxi dress yesterday while we were out, at his suggestion because he thought it was cute.  Today I wanted to wear it but my bra was showing, so I said I’d have to find a tank or cami to wear under it and the hubs suggested I go bra~less.  dead I whipped off the strapless, pulled up the dress straps and stood there looking at him, fully thinking he’d see the danger of such a suggestion.  Never mind the fact that everything dropped 6 inches but let’s think about the potential harm that could come from any pot holes.  He assured me that it was all in my head and that things were fine.  As soon as he walked out of the room, I changed into a pair of shorts and a peasant shirt.  With a bra.

So my question to you is, would you go bra~less in public?

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