Tuesday, February 05, 2008

B+; It's not just my blood type!

So last Thursday we went to the Blood and Tissue Center to give them my bi-monthly pint. I filled the bag in a speedy 4 minutes and 53 seconds! This is amazing since whenever I get cut or scratched I stop bleeding immediately. I'm just a good bleeder and a good clotter!

After the donation and the subsequent consumption of sugar-filled cookies and lemonade in the canteen, we went to do some shopping at Wheatsville. While there we got lunch and dined out on the patio where we people watched. Then we cruised The Drag (the main road through UT campus) doing more people watching. It was feeling like a very leisurly day so we decided to go to the Central location of the Austin Public Library.
We put all of our nickels and dimes into the meter and came up with 28 minutes to spend inside the library. I managed to come up with quite a pile of books in that time - the kids read while I picked. At check out I had a fine due of $1 on a Henry and Mudge book that had been returned late a year ago.
Here's the list of what we got:
Who's a Pest? by Crosby Bonsall
Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse
Mrs Armitage: Queen of the Road by Quentin Blake
Loveykins by Quentin Blake
The Perfect Spot by Robert J Blake
Togo by Robert J Blake
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod by Robert J Blake
Dog by Robert J Blake
Fledgling by Robert J Blake
Mrs Armitage and The Big Wave by Quentin Blake
Simpkin by Quentin Blake
Cockatoos by Quentin Blake
Yudonsi: A Tale from the Canyons by Robert J Blake
Clown by Quentin Blake
Babar and the Succotash Bird by Jean De Brunhoff
Babar's Battle by Jean De Brunhoff
Way Out West -- With a Baby! by Mike Brownlow
The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff
Babar and His Children by Jean De Brunhoff
Babar the King by Jean De Brunhoff
The Travels Of Babar by Jean De Brunhoff
On the Pampas by Maria Cristina Brusca
It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel by Caralyn and Mark Buehner
Cheyenne Again by Eve Bunting
My Brother's a Pain In The Back Seat by Dale Bulla
Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett
Trouble With Trolls by Jan Brett
Wizzil by William Steig illustrated by Quentin Blake

Can you see that we're Quentin Blake fans? And I got all the Robert J Blake books that they had too. Think maybe that I loaded up in just the B section?
Giselle read the Pest book outloud to us on the way to our next stop - the animal shelter.
At the animal shelter (Giselle's pick for what we did next) we cruised the dogs up for adoption. We aren't looking to get right now but we go to see what's available as far as the variety of dogs. Giselle has a thing for Yorkshire Terriers that I'm trying to get her to overcome by showing her how many other dogs there are that are just as cute and are much more appropriate for a family of tall people. We found a great dog, Lucy, that we hope ends up in a great home soon; I'm sure she will since she was so cute and nice.
From there we went on home and completed the day by going to the court and riding bikes for an hour or so until dinnertime.
BTW, we had gotten all of our schooling done before we had to leave for the blood bank at 11 am.
Every morning Giselle has been reading the Babar books to Paul before I get up, it's sweet.

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