Saturday, February 20, 2010


I found this in Will's school folder the other day. I love that he wants to give some of his money to Haiti..but the two televisions? Well, you know how I feel about that. Hey, he's honest.

What would you do with an extra $100? As I was at the kitchen sink this morning I was thinking about that. For me it's a no brainer. I'd hit the bookstore. I can not have enough books in my life. And I LOVE being at the bookstore. Any bookstore. I love the big ones..Borders, Barnes and Noble. But I also love the smaller bookstores in town and there is nothing like an antique bookstore. Old books smell great. The Harvard bookstore in Cambridge is very cool. Makes me want to go to school.

If you ever want to buy me a gift..get me a book. Any book really, just make it a hardcover. I love cookbooks. My mom gave me a great one for Christmas that she picked up from the thrift store. It's the White House Family cookbook. It dates back to the Johnson's up until the Clintons. I love decorating books, autobiography's, self help books, craft books...I never met a book I didn't like I don't think,even if I didn't like what was written, it still looks good up on the bookshelf. My dream Great Room has a huge wall of floor to ceiling know, the kind with the rolling ladder.

Anyway, I would spend the day and my hundred bucks at the bookstore. I'd load up with magazines and books I'd like to buy, get myself a Starbucks coffee or tea and a scone, plop myself on the comfy couch, nurse Griffy to sleep and that pretty much does it for me.

How would you spend $100?

P.S....While writing this post guess what came in the mail? Books!! My Uncle Mike works for Little/Brown publishing and being the generous Uncle that he is, frequently sends us books. Today we were lucky enough to get (in hardcover!!)..Toot&Puddle and Jerry Seinfeld's illustrated kids book, Halloween. It's hysterical. Thanks Uncle Mike! You made my day!!


  1. Pam...that is EXACTLY how I would spend my $100 too...want to go together??? xoxo

  2. P.S, I just ordered the book Kelly mentioned to you...Food Rules...from sounds great!

  3. I'm totally with you on this one! And I might have heart palpitations if I ever ended up in Cambridge!

  4. Me too...books! (By the way I just read two incredible ones by Katrina Kenison!)

  5. Absolutely! No better way to spend the $! Dawn, you'll
    love the Food Rules book....easy and fast read and it truly makes so much sense...however! I was thinking about the book as I made my way through the market yesterday picking up Doritos, hot dogs and buns, mustard, marshmallows, graham crackers and OTHER manufactured "food". Sometimes you have to break the rules I guess....we try to eat 80/20. 80% whole and good and 20% fun and junky, I guess. How am I supposed to make my own mustard or weinies?? Celine DOES have a recipe for graham crackers....hmmmmm. xoxox

  6. Pam,
    My book getaway is the library!!! Then I could spend the $100.00 on TP stuff :)