Check out our big find of the weekend. Those of you who have visited us in Redlands might remember the Galleria, a colossal, overwhelming antique store (Anna, for example). Telfer and I needed to burn some time on Friday afternoon so we casually stopped by and walked out with this green leather recliner (the recline-o-rama as the 1950s-ish tag announces) for $150. It’s now ensconced in our bedroom. We are both smitten.
And for the bad news. Remember my new year’s resolution of not buying any books in 2008? Totally FAILED on Saturday. Telfer was working and I drove into the Pasadena area to go to Whole Foods and what do you know? A branch of Vroman’s (the best independent bookstore in Southern California) is right next door. I was wandering around, just looking, and then I spotted on the sale table for $3.98, Growing a Reader from Birth: Your Child’s Path from Language to Literacy. And I bought it. Because, you know, if I resisted, our child might never learn to read. And that would be a tragedy.