Chapter 133 – Half Price Books & The Humane Society


Somehow, I’d never been to a Half Price Books store until a few weeks ago.  We were on the hunt for cassette tapes because my stupid radio is dead in my car, which is a true test of dealing with uncomfortable emotions.

To explain, I have to deal with CONSTANT chatter that sounds a lot like this: “MOM?! What’s that?  How many cars are on the road, Mom?  MOM, Was that a sharp turn or a soft turn?  What about that one?  And that?  Mom, why is it raining?  Mom, what does that sign mean?  Mom, can we go to a bouncy house? Mom, can I have snack?  Mom, I poked myself in the eye!  Mom, I dropped my blankie!”

Needless to say, it would be nice to put on some music and switch up the dialogue in the car.  But I haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to afford/install/coordinate a new radio, so we’re using Little A’s Fisher Price cassette player from my childhood.  It’s working out fairly well.

Anyway, at Half Price Books, we found some sweet tapes (Greatest Hits of Chopin and The California Raisins are on heavy rotation), comic books, and classic chapter books.  A great haul!


Then, we went to the Humane Society to donate some dog food and treats.


After dropping off our donations, we looked around at the animals with very explicit foreshadowing that we aren’t getting any animals at this point.  The kids agreed (Little T said “ok mom, I might be a little sad that we aren’t getting a pet but I won’t cry about it”) and we set off to see the cats first.  We oohed and ahhhed, and S declared “I don’t like cats.  I scared.  I don’t like them” which is true, poor girl is terrified of cats!  Which I can understand, not being a cat person and all.

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We said hi to the bunnies and dogs and eventually hit the road.

So this illustrates the extreme adventures we’ve been on lately.  I can feel a shift in our schedule and unfortunately, it doesn’t include much adventuring.  With preschool and an afternoon napper, we have such little time to get together with friends and explore the city.  So to all the people in my life, that’s why I haven’t been able to hang out and blog.

Here’s hoping summer affords us more time to take advantage of the city!

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  1. Mom says:

    Love the truthfulness in this one.

  2. Kathy says:

    It’s Spring, a time to take a deep breath. Peace!

  3. Karen says:

    Enjoy your blog. You’re doing great! You know what’s important. Keep it up.