Tacos and Tailgating at the Library
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You guys…I love living in the Pacific Northwest. I love our temperate climate and mild winters. But sometimes the gloomy, cloudy, winter weather just gets to me. It sinks into my bones like an unwelcome friend…and while I can’t control the weather I can (usually) control my attitude.
That’s why last weekend, after another gloomy day followed by a forecast full of more gloomy days (I was so hoping to get outside and soak up a bit of sun. I loaded up two of my very favorite girls and headed to the Taco Bell…and the library for a little tailgating and tacos.
Winter is always hard for me. I hate being cold and I don’t think there are too many people who enjoy cloudy, cold weather. I grew up in Alaska and we had plenty of sunny days and blue skies in the winter…unfortunately that is because it was literally freezing cold. We always loved cloudy days in the winter because that meant warmer weather!
I love where we live but my little corner of the Pacific Northwest is damp. In the winter the damp feels like it seeps right into your bones. While I try my best to force myself outdoors during the winter months, it doesn’t happen nearly as much as I would like. And, yes, I’ve heard the adage there is no bad weather just bad clothing but I beg to differ. I get cold. Cold on the inside and no amount of wool, layers, or down can prevent that. I can be sweating from layers and still be cold on the inside.
I am always the coldest person in the room and I wear wool socks year round.
And let’s be honest, tacos make the world a better place.
The girls had a tiny mishap when Jubilee spilled tomatoes right into Avi’s drink…I thought it made a nice garnish!
Once our tacos were consumed it was time for a trip into one of our all-time favorite buildings…the library. My kids have all gotten library cards as soon as they turned five..
One of my very favorite things to do is peruse the shelves of a library on the lookout for my new favorite book. Thankfully my children feel the same way. My method is to go straight to the new non-fiction. I always, always find a few titles I want to read.
This stack was my haul from our taco and tailgating afternoon. I have already finished Achtung Baby and am now reading Mikey and Me: Life with My Exceptional Sister. I’ll update here with reviews soon.
While we have paid our share of library fines over the years (and still pay them on occasion) my post How to Avoid Library Fines and Use the Library Without Going Broke.
How often you do you got the library? We request a ton of books for the library and my kids usually want to visit at least once a week (though we don’t always make it that frequently). And be sure and tell me the what you’re reading, I am always open to suggestions.
Last week I was able to drive the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD. I received no compensation for this post.