It’s Friday again and time for me to join in with Nancy of A Rural Journal and her Random 5 Friday meme.
Usually Larry feeds the kitties first thing in the morning. He and Chase Bird recently started a new morning routine. Before Chase will begin eating, he has to have his tummy rubbed and his back scratched by his Papa. Larry gets down on the floor with him and obliges.
One morning this week, Larry was sleeping soundly, but Chase and Sam let me know that they were hungry. So I fed them. I put food in their bowls and talked to them, but I didn’t do the rub-Chase-Bird’s-tummy routine.
|Chase Bird Barbour|
Later in the day, Chase presented me with a contract for me to sign. I promised to rub his tummy and scratch his back before breakfast if I was the one feeding him.
Sam thinks it’s all quite silly. She just wants to eat.
|Samantha "Sam" Barbour|
No, my cat didn’t really present me with a contract. I know you know that part of the story is just my imagination.
But I love making up stories where my cats are the main characters. I can put words in their mouths and imagine their thoughts and actions. Usually I tell them to just Larry.
I wish I could draw. I would write and illustrate a book about the Barbour cats.
This is an exciting time in the book world, at least in my book world. Three of my favorite authors have come out with new books.
On Sunday, I went to the bookstore to pick up Kathy Reichs’ Bones of the Lost. I also wanted to get Lee Child’s new book, Never Go Back, but the clerk said it wouldn’t be released until Tuesday.
So I went back to Lynchburg on Thursday to get that book. Yes, Lee Child is worth a second trip to Lynchburg this week.
Next Tuesday, Sue Grafton’s W is for Wasted is released. So I’ll be going back to the bookstore next week.
While I was at the bookstore on Sunday, the clerk told me that though they had boxes of Lee Child’s book in the back, they couldn’t even open them until Tuesday.
“Oh, can’t you go back and get out just one for me?” I asked.
I was kidding.
Apparently, I wasn’t communicating very well that I was kidding. The clerk very seriously gave me a list of ways the bookstore would get in trouble if she sold any of the books before Tuesday.
I must appear more serious than I am at times. Do you ever find that people don’t realize you’re kidding?
|Staunton River Memorial Library in Altavista|
I love my library. I love libraries period. But I do have a problem with library books—I can’t seem to return them on time. Over the years, there’s no telling how much I’ve paid in library fines.
Larry says I’ve basically donated a lot of money to the library. It could go to worse things.
I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!