Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Busy "Days Off"
The bookseller whose shop is open only four days a week in the winter season got up before 6 a.m. this morning, one of her “days off,” to be interviewed by telephone on TV 7&4. It was a first for me. I’ve been on the radio before, but never on television. Of course, doing the interview by phone meant that I could sit comfortably at home in my cozy robe while the station showed pictures of my bookstore, which you can see on my new blog. For my readers who did not get up before 6:30 to catch the interview or who live outside the Traverse City viewing area, the video should be available online in a week or two. Thank you, Alex, Megan, Melissa and Harrison!
Next item on today’s agenda is the Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce meeting at 8:30. We’re meeting this month at Sally Coohon’s store, Dolls and More, at 102 Nagonaba. Sally’s store is very inviting and comfortable, so the meeting should be enjoyable as well as productive.
Next stop, the post office, where I need to mail out a package of—what else? Books!
Then there will be plenty of time between errands and a 7 p.m. group discussion of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to get Sarah outdoors for a romp in the sunshine. Oh, and I’ll be making time to organize the last Postcard Promenade for tomorrow's blog post, too.
“It must be nice to have a bookstore and just sit around and read all the time.”
In your dreams! My bookstore dream came true, but there’s a lot more to it than sitting around reading all the time! And that’s fine. No complaints here. I love country life, married life with dog, and life with books. We should have another sunny day, too, possibly as beautiful as these images from yesterday, and that will be icing on the cake.