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Word of the day


Being free of or relieved from tension or anxiety: in a relaxed mood

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I cleaned the venetian blinds this morning, and now I’m tired.

I intend to play for the rest of the day by finishing My Neighbor Totoro, and reading my book, People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks.


How to have fun when you’re a temperature wuss

Hey, it was 50 degrees just a few days ago.

Rosemary’s Baby is a classic.

I have a social life again!

My son is back in town, and he’s missed his mom, I guess.

Tonight we went out for Thai food, then a movie.

I’m whipped and on my way to bed.

I got home at 9:45 p.m., which would be a scandalous time for me on the weekend, but on a week night…my, my, my 🙂


My (current) favorite cable movie

I love this movie!

It’s light, and fun, and romantic, and I can just sit back and enjoy myself, or watch while I’m folding and filing my clean laundry.

Books and childhood

I went to see Iron Man today (I loved it by the way, except why do movies portray brave women wearing ridiculously high heels? Yes, I know, sex sells, but geesh), and on the bus ride home I was thinking about my childhood.

At night, before bed, my younger brother read his comics, and I read my books.

And that’s all we had to read.

There was no internet, no CNN, no IM’s or chat.

If I wanted to check out a specific book at the library, I had to physically go to the library, look the title up in the card catalog, then find the book.

These days, I go to my public library’s website, see if my branch has the book in stock, then go pick up the book. If the book I want is out of stock, I place an electronic hold on it and the library sends me an email when I can come pick it up.

I stopped by Borders today, on my way to the movies, and saw the new novel by Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book.

As of five minutes ago, I’m hold number 348, but there are 100 copies of the book, in my city’s public library system.

How different from my childhood, when holds were filled out in person at the library, and a postcard notified me that the book was finally mine, at least for a few weeks.

I’m nostalgic for the good old days, like all of us are when we think of pleasant memories.

But I sure like electronic library holds, yes I do!

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