What Is The Library?

Am I feeling better… better than yesterday.  Today at noon, we had a Spaghetti Lunch, again.  This time it was to raise money for breast cancer awareness and cure.  All the funds raised will go toward our Dragon Boat team.  I was feeling miserable.  My stomach was really bothering me… yet you know, if you continue to listen and do what you know God is telling you to do, He always comes through.  While I only knew of 2 people, other than myself that were coming to help, it turns out that He sent many more hands that made the work much quicker and easier.  🙂

I did call my doctor, yesterday in the midst of my distress and tell her that  I can’t not function like this anymore.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.  I know I need to address this now.  Sigh.

I have missed writing so much.  I have so many things to write about… to catch up, if you will.  I hope to do so this weekend.

Last night, my doctor husband was asked to speak at a function at the library about hearing (well, blah blah… if you really want to know specifics, you can ask for a transcript of the evening’s chat).  Despite the fact that my uterus was causing me major grief, I really felt I needed to go and support him.  All the boys were good to stay at home for the evening… except Josh.  He was so upset about me leaving him.  Normally I would leave anyway and know that he would get over it, but he has worked himself up to the point that it would have been stressful for his brothers to deal with him.  So, I, feeling very annoyed and angry at him, took him… in the pouring rain.  He was so good.  He behaved the whole hour and 20 minutes.

My husband is a wealth of knowledge and a nature public speaker… much to my jealousy.  He looked fabulous in his new suit and fashionable in his pink shirt (thanks to me).  Josh was so pleased to see him in a suit that he went up to Sanj and said, “Thank you for wearing your suit!”

Here is the thing, we were in the public library.  I am not sure why but we never really go there.  Actually, I can count the times we have been there on both my hands.  When the older boys were younger, I took them.  We took out books.  Yet, me, being the delinquent that I am, there were always late fees.  It became a little ridiculous.  At some point, I realized that I prefer Chapters (our bookstore) to the library.  I am a snob but I don’t like the smell of old books.  How many dirty fingers have thumbed through it?  Sorry, I know.  Here is the other thing, I HATE when there is a book that I really want to read and the waiting list is longer than Sanj’s toe nails! lol

You get the point, right?  We don’t go to the library very often.  It didn’t bother me until last night, when as we were leaving the library, Josh looks  into the gated, locked library and asks me, “Is this Chapters?”
Sad, isn’t it?  I will make an effort to familiarize the boys with our local library.


Here is Sanj’s comment back… I thought I would add it to the blog for your amusement! 


“A little insight for those of you confused by my wife’s aversion to this literary Mecca. Reema worked at our University Library as an Undergraduate. Reema had to put books back on the shelf. Mostly as I recall, Reema spent most of her time checking out the studious male occupants in the Library through the empty book slots strategically located through the Library. So perhaps without this added incentive Reema may not find the Library as exciting as it once appeared.”

Sanj (formerly studious male student and now husband)









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3 Responses to What Is The Library?

  1. Sandy says:

    My kids loved the library. Some of them now take their kids. I remember we had a whole stack of books checked out when our house caught fire. People came in and packed us up real quick because the house was no longer livable. I remember when I finally found that stack of books, the fees were really big. I think the library was gracious about it though, considering the circumstance. I honestly can't remember if I paid the fees or they were waved, but considering how "lacking in money" I was at the time, I think they must have waved it. I hope I still don't have a huge fee sitting in my file there. lol

  2. Sanj says:

    A little insight for those of you confused by my wife's aversion to this literary Mecca. Reema worked at our University Library as an Undergraduate. Reema had to put books back on the shelf. Mostly as I recall, Reema spent most of her time checking out the studious male occupants in the Library through the empty book slots strategically located through the Library. So perhaps without this added incentive Reeema may not find the Library as exciting as it once appeared.

    Sanj (formerly studious male student and now husband)

  3. Sandy says:

    LOL