For starters, the coolest person I know (Fran!) is currently sitting on a plane bound for Japan! I know. How awesome is that?! The supportive wife in me is jumping up & down with excitement but then the little girl in me is yelling, "I want to go too!" while stomping her foot. But, it's okay because the deal is that he will channel my shutter-obsessive-tendencies the two weeks he's there along with bringing me back an original Hello Kitty souvenir.
It's only day 1 and already Fran's furry bff is missing him already.
In other news, the HPL annual book sale took place this weekend (3rd year running). My in-laws were gracious enough to accompany me to the $10 brown bag special. It was a little disappointing to arrive at the GRB and see a sparse number of empty tables but I can't complain.
I still came out with a healthy tower of reading supplies!
Including an international edition of the coolest of all wizards (no, not Gandalf)
Also, thanks to my mother in law's suggestion, we detoured to an estate sale. It was my first time ever pulling over and browsing. If you have not been: you are missing out, my friend! I could hit myself just thinking about the past estate sale signs I have driven by in the past. Oh, the things I could have brought home! Somehow, I kept a level head and came home with a few items that did not break the bank:
Not that I need more books but I could not leave these two antiques behind. The colors. The style. The look. The price ($4 for both). Welcome to Mildred, pretties!
But the best find? This beautifully ornate $10 mirror. Yup. TEN DOLLARS. Using Doakes as a measuring tool is not the best of ideas, since he obviously dwarfs everything in his vicinity, but I am so excited about the possibilities for this piece.
And, last but not least: it's official! I am heading on over to KIPP as of June 6th.
I am a bit nervous (hence the crooked smile) but I cannot wait for what's in store- bring it*!
*please don't come back to bite me.