Sunday, October 14, 2012

Collecting my thoughts...

There's nothing like an hour or so of browsing to take my mind off more serious problems like the worsening condition of my mother.  Searching for small treasures frees my mind of depressing thoughts. I was glad to stumble upon 2013 calendars at Big Lots. These smaller desk versions are my favorite size. And Susan Branch's artwork and messages are always delightful.
Since the Goodwill store is next to Big Lots I had to check it out. This time a group of old books caught my attention. I selected three from the assortment. 

In the Harvard text were my favorite William Wordsworth's lines of poetry.
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind    

I will miss these little guys tomorrow. Back to school they go. Having them around during Fall Break week was a real treat.
I need to turn off lights and call it a day. Let's aim for a productive week and find moments of bliss.


Andrea said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom getting worse, I'm behind on my blog reading, so I didn't know that :(

Will have to check out Big Lots cause I usually order my SB calendars online, as they've been hard to find in the past. Thanks for the heads up.

Love those old books and those grandbabies are priceless!


Joy said...

May the week with the boys ease the worsening of your Mother. As always, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

I think the two of us would be perfect thrift store partners. Your finds are great!


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