Well, if you follow my Twitter, Facebook or Google+ feed, you’ll have noticed I’ve been quiet over the weekend. My son was turning 10 and had a birthday party with 35 kids on Sunday. I also had volunteered to work the school book fair on Friday and Monday, putting me pretty much offline.
Today is the first time I’ve been online for any significant length of time since Thursday night (Halloween). So, I was pleasantly surprised, upon returning from grocery shopping to see a 5-star review of Life First at Big Al’s Books and Pals. So, definitely check it out.
As for my weekend, the party went well, and everyone had lots of funs. For goodie bags, I bought abridged, illustrated versions of classic novels. Target sells these books occasionally in the $1 bin, and after Halloween, they were on sale for half price. I put one book and a snack-size bag of Kettle corn in each goodie bag. But, I had to go to 3 different Targets to find enough books.
Interestingly, at the end of the party, a kid gives me her goodie bag back, telling me she doesn’t want the book. I felt like saying, “No, this is the abridged version of Moby Dick. There aren’t pages and pages of whaling minutiae you didn’t want to know.” Though, I don’t think that’s the reason she gave it back. However, I will say that is the only time I’ve had a kid return a goodie bag. Didn’t even want the kettle corn?!
Most kids seemed to like the books, and because I just got what Target had, kids got one of the three books pictured. I noticed some kids trying to trade for Frankenstein. So, apparently Frankenstein is the hot ticket of the classic tales, if you plan to give them out at a party.
After the party, I was pooped and we didn’t do much of anything Sunday night. Monday, I volunteered at my children’s school book fair again. The kids were all enthusiastic about the books, and enjoyed browsing and buying. Diary of the Wimpy Kid was the thing everyone was asking about. It’s supposed to be delivered to our book fair tonight, and the kids should be able to buy it tomorrow.
That’s it for me for now. It’s time for me to catch up on my email and I’m going to try to get Second Life set up for pre-order.