Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quiet Before the Storm

It's quiet today.
But I can see the dark clouds gathering.

Here's what my week holds for me: 

 Monday through Friday is the
 Scholastic Book Fair at my school library.
  I will be an alien.

Monday night is Nicole Krauss and Francisco Goldman,
speaking at the Wortham Center in Houston.
Monday night is also the night my sister hosts
a lovely dinner for our extended family in her home.

Tuesday night is our public library book club.
I have to get the library set up to Skype the author.

Wednesday night is Bible study,
which has just resumed after a summer hiatus.

Thursday night is Open House at our school,
with the book fair open for parents.

Friday I have a librarian/technology meeting,
along with wrapping up the book fair.

Friday night we leave for the Warrenton Antiques Fair.*

I think I'll spend today
hunkering down
and preparing for the storm that is next week.

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They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,
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Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon,
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  1. Sounds like you have a busy week ahead- enjoy it and good luck!

  2. Have fun with all the book activities! I'm sure you will!

  3. OMG! What a busy, busy week! The last bit...the Antiques Fair, looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy! And enjoy hunkering down today!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Yay book fairs! Those were always my favorite time of year as a young student. How is it when you run it though?

    Have a great week!

  5. Wow, you seriously have a lot going on this week! I hope you make it through it all in one piece!

    I remember the book fairs at school when I was a kid. It was always one of my favorite times of the year because my mom always made sure that she let me get some things :]

  6. I think if I was facing your week of after-work stuff I would crumple into a little ball. I can't stand weeks where every night is planned with out-of-the house stuff. Last week was a bit like that for me. I hope you have some time to yourself amongst it all! :-)

  7. Helen, I may crumple into a little ball today, too, if I think about the coming week too much. Overwhelming.

  8. You have such a busy week coming up and ending it with the wonderful antiques fair! That one is huge isn't it? I think I have heard of it.

  9. good luck with everything! Get some rest before the storm:)

  10. Looks like a very busy but VERY bookish week! I think you'll enjoy yourself and have lots to post about :-)

  11. Wow, that is a lot that you have going on! I hope it's all filled with fun and not stress! :)

  12. Good luck with your busy week. I hope the weather cools down!

  13. That's quite a literary storm! have a great week.

  14. That's a busy week for sure- and you have to fit in work as well!


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