Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Book Fair Volunteer

It's time for the spring book fair down at the elementary school. It's pretty much the only PTA activity that I volunteer to help with anymore. I went a little crazy this time and volunteered to work two afternoon shifts this week, 3.5 hours apiece. No biggie. It's easy and I enjoy being there, surrounded by books and people who want to read them. I'll probably even get some of my revising done. I just didn't think about what I am going to do with my two little ones (age 6 and 3) for those 3.5 hours. I don't want to find a babysitter for them. So, I'm heading down there today with a bag of books, paper, crayons, puzzles and toys and hoping for the best. Wish me luck.

Also, seven hours at the book fair is going to take a chunk out of my blogging time. I won't get to read as many blogs this week as I'd like. Come to think of it, I didn't last week either. Life comes up and, frankly, blogging is lower down the list. So forgive me. I'll be visiting blogs as best I can. As always, I appreciate those of you who stop by to read and comment on mine!

And stay tuned: I'll soon be posting a review of Dan Harrington's Who's at the Door? A Memoir of Me and the Missionaries, plus I'm going to a writing conference this Saturday, and I'll let you know all about that too.

Until then, I'll see you around!

15 comments:

Amanda said...

There's something about being surrounded by books that I just love. I am at a library right now. Hmmm . . .

giddymomof6 said...

Okay, I think for sure that is the BEST time to be spending this week! lol! At a book fair.

My only problem is I'd want to buy half the place.

Good luck with the kiddos!

:)

ali said...

Fun! Enoy the bookish day, AND the revising!

Rebecca said...

Being surrounded by books sounds like heaven! Have a blast!

The Golden Eagle said...

Have fun at the book fair!

Angie said...

Amanda, I know what you mean. Hope you had fun at the library. Jenni, you're right. I want to buy half the place too! Luckily, a friend of mine was there when I arrived and she took my 3 year old home with her. Helped a ton! Thanks for stopping by, all.

dellgirl said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, enjoy yourself. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than to be surrounded by books. That's my idea of a heavenly good time.

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds a great place to be. Some weeks there just isn't time to blog (says she having been away from home and blog for a week).

Theresa Milstein said...

I've loved book fair ever since I was a kid. This year, I brought 3 classes down to the library. It was bad for me because I spent about $100 in total.

Have a good time at the writing conference.

Angie said...

Well, I'm done with my two afternoons at the book fair, and it was a blast! We got a lot of great new books too. Thanks for stopping by, Dellgirl and all of you!

Anna del C. Dye said...

Nice to meet you Angie. I liked your comment in Marsha's interview. Thanks.
Anna del C.

Angie said...

Thank you, Anna. It's nice to meet you too.

Danyelle said...

Yay! Hope you have a blast! :D

Joanne said...

Book fairs, writing conferences, lots of good writing things going on over here. I'd love to hear details on the conference!

Michelle Teacress said...

It's my daughter's last year in elementary, and I'm going to miss the book fair - one of my favorite events of the year (besides Moms and Muffins). Have a nice week, Angie. :)