January 21, 2009

52 Blessings Challenge

Week Three,

Are we having fun yet?

We are three weeks into this challenge and I am going to be honest. This is hard. Everyday I am tying to think about my blessings. Everyday I have in the back of my head, "What am I going to post as a blessing this week?"

I have some blessings standing in the wings for those weeks my brain isn't working.

Umm. . . okay, for those weeks it is working even less than usual.

However, I am trying to think out of the box. Trying to find those hidden blessings that I take for granted or those blessings I don't even think about.

I think I have an illness that takes a simple task and tries to make it as hard as possible.

As I stumbled out of library yesterday afternoon it dawned on me what this weeks blessings post would be.

The Library!


I love the library. Ever since I was a kid I have loved going to the library and coming home with big, fat, stacks of books. It is nice to know that we have all that knowledge, entertainment, and information available any time we walk through the doors. We can explore any field we want to, we can learn anything we want to, we can travel to any place, any time we want to. All we have to do is show a little responsibility.

My favorite way to choose books at the library, is to go down each isle and grab a book. I don't look at the title, don't read the back cover, just grab a book.

I have found some amazingly bad books this way. I have also, found some amazingly wonderful books this way. It is a fun way to stack the library shelf at home.

I'm excited to dive into all of these books. However, there are two that I am very excited to read. The first is,


"Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies," by. June Casagxande. I am aware that my grammar needs a tad bit of work. Okay, ummm, maybe, more like a ton of work.

This book looks like it is right up my alley, especially, with the tag, "A guide to language for fun and Spite." Maybe I will get a giggle or two and learn enough that all my grammar friends don't have to cringe when they read this blog.

The second book I am excited to read,

"Carpool Diem, a novel" by. Nancy Star. The tag says, "Ambition, Backstabbing, Politics. Being a soccer mom just isn't what it used to be." Looks like it should be a fun read.

That is my blessing of the week, Libraries.

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Willow said...

My heart skipped a couple of beats when I saw the grammar book. Hooray for snooty grammar tomes! Whilst your reading the book, could you please keep an eye out for "whom?" Whom is a word I happen to adore, but lately it is being phased out of the vernacular.

Oh, my heart did another little dance when I saw that you also had a book about phrasology and quotation. I honestly don't think your choice of books could be more fascinating!!

Willow said...

I should mention that the above was written by a crazy woman who has started to read the Federalist Papers... for fun. What can I say, history gets a bit more personal when you discover it was written by your ancestors. (Guess who's husband doesn't think her quite as stuffy now that her direct ancestor is on the 10 dollar bill?) =)

I will say this... beautifully written, lovely style, amazing word scops... but wow, I should not read historical writings before bed.

Angie said...

I am not a grammar snob!

Me, Myself and I said...

You and Connie K would be great friends, I know it. She's a librarian, you know.

Miriam said...

I used to be a grammar snob and then I had four kids.

LOVING the blessing challenge.