Selling Tastefully Simple is like farming. Our busiest times of year are spring and fall. Now that October has arrived with a glorious not-a-cloud-in-the-sky Sunday, a quick review of my schedule shows that I am booked up every Sunday into December. Therefore, today I am being selfish and calling this day: All about Me Day.
I'm wearing my favorite PJ bottoms. I've got a pile of coupon inserts from today's Chicago Tribune and my scissors handy, the most current Women's Day magazine, and I rented the first DVD in the Dexter TV series from Blockbuster. (only 49 cents to rent on Sundays). Later I am going to take some time and read.
Right now I am reading The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. It's a bit of a departure from my typical to be read (TBR) pile of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reading, but I was wandering a used book store and it put me in a nostalgic mood.
As part of my Christmas Challenge, I visited Bookies Paperbacks over in Beverly to check out their kids books selections. Did I buy any kids books? No, I bought two books for myself. In any case, let me share with you what I liked about Bookies. First, Bookies is filled with the alluring scent of old books. Secondly, they have a public bathroom. Thirdly, they have a really nice variety of gently used and some new kids books which are shelved by reading level. Often when shopping secondhand, you begin to feel that the amount of time needed to sort through disorganized piles of goods is not worth the savings. This is not the case at Bookies, which is good, because there are only 84 more days until Christmas.
Last night I was at Jewel where they had on clearance blanket throws for $1.24 each. Yes, I know, a crazy good deal and a great gift for almost anyone. I reached over to grab five, and then I stopped and remembered my challenge. This, I thought to myself, is going to be harder that I suspected.