My day was pretty low-key. Thankfully my family isn’t super high maintenance when it comes to days like these. Getting together is mostly good enough and that’s exactly what we did.
I spent most of the morning digging into a book I picked up from the library yesterday – The Library Book. You may have heard of it since it was rather highly acclaimed in 2018. I knew very little about it, but I’m sure glad I picked it up when I saw it. It’s a bestseller express book which is what my library calls a super short loan. I can only borrow it for a week and fines are $1 per day that it’s late. Bestseller expresses are, as the name implies, new and popular books. I’m not confident I can polish it all off by Saturday, but I’m hopeful. All along, I’d thought it was fiction, but it isn’t. It’s the story of when the Central Branch if the Los Angeles Public Library caught fire in 1986. Never heard of it? I hadn’t either and that really shocked me…until the authour implied that I wasn’t alone since the fire took place during the same week as Chernobyl. I’m only about a third of the way through so far, but it is really enjoyable. Hopefully it stays that way.
In the afternoon, we went over to visit my folks. My dad asked for two things leading up to Father’s Day this year.
- No gifts.
- That we barbecue hot dogs.
We made neither wish come true. Well, technically, anyway. We did buy him a gift and we didn’t eat hot dogs, but he did and that’s really all that matters, isn’t it?
We had a nice time with my parents and my brother even in spite of the fact that golf was on the tv.
By the time we got back home, it was already late, but I did manage to spend some time preparing and setting intentions for the week ahead.
How was your weekend/Father’s Day?