Brave New World
Today I picked Julia up from school and she, Jenna and I headed 30 miles away to the nearest Barnes & Noble. Just for fun. I usually would never dream of attempting such a thing in Houston-area traffic late on a Friday afternoon. But I was determined to not stress and we had quite a pleasant time. Jenna had a ball in the kids' section by grabbing a stuffed Curious George off the shelf, carrying him around for a while, sneezing on his head and then putting him back on the shelf. (I'm sorry, but I wasn't going to buy it just because she sneezed on it. If you avoid the stuffed Curious Georges at the Pasadena, TX, Barnes & Noble for a while, you should be safe.) Julia picked out a birthday present for her friend and a couple of Nancy Drew books. I was looking for a copy of a new magazine called "Empowering Women," in which I have a byline, but they didn't have it. If any of you are so blessed to live in a town that has a B&N or a Books-A-Million, do you mind checking on "Empowering Women" next time you're there? I would just like to know if they are showing up anywhere because I've checked two Houston-area B&Ns with no luck. It should be with the business mags.
Then we hit McDonald's, where Jenna downed most of my fries and Julia ate, well, pretty much nothing. Then we drove home. I'm still shocked out how peaceful the whole outing was. Church isn't even that easy, and it's within our city limits.