Monday, March 23, 2009
What's REALLY On My Bookshelf
What a beautiful weekend we had!! The temps were much warmer on Saturday, as if teasing us that Old Man Winter is gone, no longer to be seen till his rightful turn is due again for the year! Well, our hopes were set a little too high, we should have known, and the mercury dropped quite a bit on Sunday. Still, Mother Nature was kind, letting the sun shine brightly all the way through to the first hint of dusk on Sunday evening! For mid March, in "the Great Northeast", we were thrilled, and enjoying every bit of it!
The kids and I decided to go for a drive and do some shopping. One of us wanted to shop for clothes, while one of us wanted to check out the pet store, and then ONE of us wanted to check for a certain shade of yarn she can't find closer to home!.. Hmm, wonder who that was!
Anyways, terribly frustrated and disappointed in not finding the color I'm desperately searching for, my spirit was consoled.. no, ELATED, forever just the kid at heart that I am, to at least bring a little something.. or somebody home with me!! While checking out of Kohl's Department Store, we found this plush Cat in the Hat for sale, for a very reasonable price! Any profit made from my purchase of him would go towards children's charities too! So, certainly, all the MORE reason I HAD to bring him home with me!
I knew where he belonged as soon as we got home. One of my bookshelves has the all the cherished Dr. Seuss storybooks I read as a kid, and then the many more books I had since read to my OWN kids. Bedtime stories with my kids are amongst the fondest of memories dear to my heart, reminding me to again and again thank God for my greatest blessings! My Cat in the Hat now holds a prominent spot on this shelf with the Harry Potter crochet doll I made some years back! Now, doesn't this look nice? Looking at it, I just LOVE this little corner of my home! My heart is full, and I smile from ear to ear. Life has it's ups and downs, but God is good to me.