I always get excited to contemplate my resolutions for the new year. Keeping them, of course, is not as fun. But in 2010, I am going to try my damndest (ba ha ha) to be a good Catholic girl and go to mass on Holy Days of Obligation other than Sunday (like tomorrow. Solemnity of Mary? PVT is shaking his head). I'm going to try to drink a little less hooch (just a little. I'm not so good at deprivation or masochism. Or sobriety.) The other? I have been thinking about it for a while: more reading for all VTs. Me included.
Of course, only I could parlay a vague resolution into a large cash outlay: I mentioned to PVT that I adored these book bins from the uber-chic Land of Nod (these people make Pottery Barn Kids look pathetically WalMartish). Aren't they wonderful? They display so many books by their covers, so kids can easily see them and grab one, instead of contemplating a huge messy book pile. They are $200, however, so PVT told me to find something comparable but cheaper. I couldn't find a thing! Such an easy, lovely concept, but I couldn't even find used ones of EBay.
And surprise! PVT ended up buying FOUR of them unbeknownst to me (I'm not sure why! I know it's not because I have big-looking knockers lately, but that's another post).
So now we have all these gorgeous book bins to encourage reading. And yes, I will pull my arse off Facebook and read to the buggers more often.
So, HAPPY 2010 you all! Thank you for visiting. Now go read something by a REAL author. Contained in a hardback.