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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Rocky Road for Chocolate Nibbling

Today was a bit of a rocky road. I had a good start, but indulged in a few smallish chocolate treats. Oh well, at least it wasn't a bag of Reese's PB Cups. And tomorrow is another day.

Dan flew to Charlottesville, leaving the house at 6 a.m.--he was hired to write 60-Second Novels at a big event there and will be back tomorrow afternoon.

I helped out at the elementary school library again, this time from 9:30 to 1. Caught glimpses of Punch and some of her pals, looking fresh-faced, a couple wearing red [one for Valentine's Day, one for Chinese New Year]. I checked in a lot of the books that the children returned and entered a lot of new donated books into the catalog system. Books about gems & crystals, Legos, dinosaurs, reptiles and other subjects passed through my hands--plus novels, including Marley: A Dog Like No Other.

Spent a far amount of money. Long, busy day. Must rest. Good night.

  • Donation, $2.
  • Someone I know left wallet home and needed coffee money, $5.
  • Parking meters, $3.50.
  • Blue Mercury, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard. It's a light color. I got a tiny sample last week and used it for days. Feel like it really is radiant around the eyes, for younger look. I can use that power in a dainty magic sponge-tipped wand. $30 + tax, $31.99.
  • Cafe Giotto, small portion gnocchi Bolognese, ice water. With $3 tip, about $19.53.
  • Java Love to work on laptop. Large decaf coffee and slim, crunchy chocolate biscotti, $5.01 + $1 tip, $6.01.
  • Whole Foods dash with Punch between school and CCD. Organic milk, two Theo 70 percent dark chocolate bars [one for Fig], 2 mochi for Punch. $15.50.
  • Special, not too large chocolate-dipped cupcake, $4.
  • Little girl's bake sale [with her Mom] to raise money for animal shelter, $2.
  • Learning Express [toy store] gift card for Punch valentine, $20.
  • Valley Girl [fashion store] gift certificate for Figgy valentine, $20.
  • Punch haircut at 212 Salon, $40 + tips for shampooer and stylist, $52.
  • 2 slices pizza and bottle of water to share at 6:40 p.m. before Punch talent show dance rehearsal with partner, plus jar tip, about $9.
DAILY TOTAL: $190.53.


  1. Love hearing about libraries! Talent show sounds like fun too. Happy weekend!

    1. You, too, Liz! My mom was the librarian at Saint Mary's School in Dumont, where my sibs and I went. Love Alice