Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Is it really only Wednesday?

For some reason, it just seems like it should be Friday already. I guess that's just wishful thinking, since school starts tomorrow for all of mine. Back to regular bedtimes and rising times for everyone! Emily waited until the last minute (like most teenagers) to read the book her Advanced English teacher assigned for the summer and write a one-page report on it, so her day today has been spent following Jem and Scout's adventures in To Kill a Mockingbird.

I finally made it to the post office to mail the books from the Dog Days of Summer giveaway. It only took 3 1/2 weeks! $40 later in media mail postage and mailing envelopes later, the books are on their way and hopefully will be in their new homes by the weekend, or at the latest, the beginning of next week.

I've been meaning to mention an article I read in the local paper this past Sunday in the editorial/opinion section. Entitled Truth or Travel (at least in the local paper), it was about the struggle to travel or vacation with a "large" family. I searched online to see if it was available and found it here under the title Hotels v. Big Families. I could relate completely to everything this guy said.

And in the deep thoughts section of my brain... here's a "thought for the day" I received in my email this morning:

When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.

— Clifton Fadiman


Qtpies7 said...

That is an interesting article. We are not usually asked, but we would definately not tell them. My husband just goes inside, gets a room, then we start bringing kids in with the suitcases, 2 here, 3 there, they have never said anything at any hotel. Now that the big kids are getting bigger we sometimes get 2 rooms, but we do have 7 kids, and we don't fit,but the kids are able to sleep in a room without us, so it is safe. Safety is an issue when kids are little, so too bad for the hotel, one room is shall be!

Amanda said...

Yay, I got my book today. I'm so excited. Hopefully, I can find the time to read it now. Thank you so much!

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