As the sun sets on another summer day, I flop into bed at an unusually early time. Again. It's only 8 but I am in bed, ready to sleep, but deciding to keep myself up another two to three hours so that I will sleep soundly. I guess I can take the time to catch up on what has been going around here.
We ended last week with work and that was about it. On Friday night, I got to work the book release party, for Stephanie Meyer's Breaking Dawn. Now, this isn't really a grown up person book, though some are beginning to read the series, so please imagine the crowd I was working with. About 100 14-17 year old girls, many dressed up in "goth," clothing to commemorate the vampire/werewolf characters in the book. I am sure you can imagine the conversations that followed.
Me- hi, did you find everything all right?
teeny bopper in a sports bra- Mmmmm Ji ave a lahooon?
Me- Um.. What?
Teeny Bopper in a sports bra- Ji ave a lahooon?
Me- Um. Can you please take out your fangs and try again?
(Turns out she wanted to know where the bathroom was)
Then there was that strange older man who came in with his Yarmulke (yes, that's how you spell Jewish hat,) and a fist full of cherries. He also had another fist full of cherry pits that he was spitting into.
Please imagine my horror!
And I had to mask it. Sheesh. I am quite the face maker and I love to make scenario appropriate faces.
Also. Ian's a sheet stealer.
Now I know this has nothing to do with the bookstore, but I am kind of done with that topic and I think this is the next most important thing on my mind.
He tells me just to punch him in the kidneys when he steals them, but....I am not totally convinced that would do anything but injure my own hand.
Also. I don't know how to punch.
I should take lessons or something.
Saturday was fun. Ian, Sam, and I headed out REALLY early to go tubing down the Itchetucknee River. It was very gloomy out (which is kind of the status quo with Gainesville in general, but I'll save that whining for another day.) But we ended up having a great time anyways.
Sunday we started going to a new Sunday School class. Our old class was too large for the room, so they started a new one at 8:15. We decided to attend it because we wanted a super small group for discussion, and so we could possibly teach a college or high school class at the 11 o clock hour.
After church, we had our friends Sam, James, Ben, and Amanda, over for a big Sunday lunch. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and gravy were on the menu, and, we ate it, of course, on the floor.
And Amanda loved my trash can, AKA, the publix bag under our sink. Sigh, maybe next pay check.
I closed last night and opened all day today. Which was actually alot of fun, because I got to take part in this AMAZING opportunity. I am not sure if they are doing it at "the bookstore," where you live, but in Gainesville, we picked a charity, called Peaceful Paths, which is a shelter for abused women and shelter, and are taking donations of new books for the shelter. So we have stacks of cheap childrens books by the register, and brochures for what the shelter does. It amazes me how generous people are here. I sold over 45 book today alone!
It also makes think about how so often, when I go past charities, I think, "there is no way I can give 3 dollars up," but today I thought about how much joy that three dollars that is going to bring a child, and how I would probably just spend it on cookie dough anyways.
Also, if you are ever asked to give to charities, please don't make disgusted faces. It's not very nice. Nor is it nice to explain in detail why you don't want to give. Just say, "no thanks, but thank you f0r offering."
Also. Don't lie and say "maybe next time."
It's just not nice.