Monday, October 19, 2009

a little update.*

Jordan and I took advantage of the rare fall weather (or is it winter?) that hit Tallahassee this weekend. Friday night, we enjoyed a showing of "E.T." at a local pumpkin patch. It was so cold, but so worth it. Plus we picked out a new pumpkin (our other beauties rotted in the heat); I'm thinking about carving our initials in this one.

Saturday, our church hosted a community clothing giveaway. The response was absolutely astounding. It's amazing what our God can do if we just let Him work. At the same time, it's heartbreaking to see how many people in our relatively small city are in need. Poverty is not a big-city issue, and God calls us to help His children, wherever they are. I think Saturday, we did our part, but there is still work to be done. 

The hubs and I then spent the next couple of hours perusing used books at the local library's used book sale downtown. I bought a 1937 copy of Pride and Prejudice, a collection of Tolstoy's letters, and a very vintage-looking cookbook from a Mobile, Alabama junior league. In total, seven hardback books for $14. Honestly, cheap books make my day. And rearranging my collection of books by color? Just the seasonal change I needed. 

We watched football (and, in my case, "Man Shops Globe"), then loaded up Jordan's 4Runner with blankets and a cooler before heading out to a drive-in showing of Harry Potter.

Jordan and I don't get many weekends like this one. We either travel to see friends or family or overbook ourselves to the point of exhaustion. We have to grocery shop (me) or catch up on law school work (him). This weekend was a treasure. 

Even though lounging on our couch and watching Law and Order reruns is one of our favorite pastimes, I also think it's important to get out and do. 

So this weekend, that's what we did. I loved every minute.

Next on our list of "dos"? A local farm tour. Brilliant.

*Typically I would entertain you with photos of aforementioned events, but alas, remember our little Savannah excursion? My digital camera has been completely out of pocket since then. I did, however, take my new Diana out to play. Keep your fingers crossed that I got some good ones, since I mostly felt like I was taking pictures with a child's play thing.


jenna said...

I want a Diana camera!!! Those seem so cool! I also LOVE the books organized by color. I saw that for the first time in a home I inspected way back when and ever since then I've loved the idea of it. But when it comes down to it, I just can't take them out of their genre groupings. You will have to tell me how you like it. (spoken as a true OCD inflicted individual)

annie said...

I will let you know how long my color system lasts. My books were by genre and author, so... This is a complete departure for me. So far, I kind of like it. And, I actually know where a lot of books are. Apparently I've memorized their colors without even realizing it... Who knew??