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Digging Out

Everyone has been so kind, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am slowly, ever-so-slowly, making a return to the land of the living, and let me tell you, it is good to be up and moving again. You know you are sick when you don’t feel like reading or knitting for over two weeks. But I’ve been doing a lot of both lately, mostly because my dad has been here pulling his turn in the rotating shift of “Keep Elizabeth from Doing Too Much, Too Soon.” I am sort of notorious in my family for being a bit of an over-doer, so they’ve been watching over me like hawks.

As I dropped Dad off at the train on Friday afternoon so he could go home, he spent most of the 20 minute drive haranguing me on doing too much, scheduling too much, working too much, and “. . . if I call in a week and find out your sick again, Lizzie, I won’t be happy.” Ah, you are never too old to be lectured by the ‘rents.

So if you have emailed me or dropped a note on my Facebook or MySpace pages, please know I am reading them all, but getting around to responding is going to take some time. One email that I did read and that touched my heart was this one:

Hello-  My name is Lisa Matthews and I am the Special Projects Coordinator
for the Robeson County Public Library System.   We would love to continue to
offer the patrons of our rural community fun and exciting reading materials,
but due to recent budget constraints that is almost impossible..  Our
community is the third poorest county in the United States making us the
poorest in North Carolina.and with these tough economic times the patrons of
our area are the ones who are suffering.  Your books would be perfect for
our collection giving the patrons something to look forward to when entering
our doors.  Would you ever consider donating any of your titles to help us?
Any amount would help and greatly be appreciated.. Thank you for your time,
consideration and the devotion to our patrons.

Now you know me and libraries, I love them to death. And I figured that quite a few of us have books we’ve read recently that we could share. I’ve packed up a box of my books to send to Ms. Matthews, (after I verified the address and the library location) and wondered if anyone else would be willing to do the same. I don’t think they will mind if you’ve read them. I just love the idea of passing along books, and hope you will as well.

Oh, and make sure to send them Media Mail because it is cheaper. Here is the address:

Lisa Matthews
Robeson County Public Library System
101 North Chestnut Street; Po Box 988
Lumberton, NC 28358-1111

Good books deserve to be shared!

6 comments to “Digging Out”

  1. Melissa Mc
    June 1st, 2009 at 7:04 am · Link

    So relieved you’re on the mend, but please listen to your dad and take it easy! You do not want to relaspe.

    Don’t know about you, but I’m skipping the month of May next year. Wanna join me?

  2. Elizabeth
    June 1st, 2009 at 7:09 am · Link

    I am so in. I’m crossing May off the calendar!

  3. Sarah Tormey
    June 1st, 2009 at 9:54 am · Link

    Glad to hear our feeling better! Thank you for posting this note from the library in NC. I’ll send your blog post with the address to my former coworkers in library marketing.

    Now I’m off to go play with a herd of goats (yes, I’m visiting my in-laws:)

  4. cheryl c.
    June 1st, 2009 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are better! 🙂

    I frequently take a bag of books to our library, and the people there light up like it is Christmas morning. I love knowing that someone else can get enjoyment out of my used books.

  5. Emily Cotler
    June 1st, 2009 at 11:07 pm · Link

    Your dad calls you Lizzie? I LOVE that. I am so glad you are on the way back.

  6. Jamie
    June 2nd, 2009 at 5:46 pm · Link

    February is that way for me. For that last two years I have had ear infections that last the whole month.

    Hope your next May isn’t like this past May.


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