Slept in until a sensible 9:00 this morning. Got up, brushed teeth, weighed myself. The verdict: Do not eat chipped beef gravy on homefries for breakfast, quarter pounders with fries and sweet tea for lunch, and spring rolls with shrimp fried rice with more sweet tea for dinner all in the same day. ‘Nuff said.
Later I got a call from the library saying that the book I ordered was in, but I couldn’t remember what I’d ordered. The weather was nice and Boy7 was antsy, so I said, “How about we walk to the library to get my book?” Because, after all, how big can one book be?
Pretty big! Egads! I must have ordered the biggest book the library has. Had to lug the thing home two whole blocks! Two whole blocks! I had to roll it the last few feet up the driveway. It got away from me at one point and almost rolled over Boy7. Here’s a picture. In case you can’t tell, that’s a quarter next to the book. It’s over 1,000 pages!
It’s The Stand by Stephen King. Every single time I read an introduction to some other book, the author refers to The Stand somewhere in their introduction. Well, maybe not every introduction, but enough to make me sit up and take notice. Decided to finally read the thing once and for all.
Went to another kid birthday party today. No one puked. There were a few kids wearing pinatas on their heads, but other than that, it was pretty tame.
At the party I drank too much caffeinated sweet tea so I’m shaky and hyper right now. (Hyper, hyper!) As usual, whenever I get hyper, Darling Husband gets calm, a rarity for him. He’s sitting next to me quietly looking up new camera information for me and finding rebates. Because if there are rebates to be had, Darling Husband will find them.
In about thirty minutes I’m heading out with Melissa and Kevin to take pictures of the moon. The position of the moon relative to the earth will make this the biggest appearing moon since 1992, so we’re going to try to take pictures of it in Gettysburg. If you read this in time, go out and take a look at it. Moonrise is a little after 7:50, at the horizon.
If I get a decent shot, I’ll add it in later. If not, I’m done the blog for the evening.