Tacos and Tailgating at the Library

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Tacos and Tailgating at the Library

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Tacos and tailgating at the library make for a great mini-adventure.

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.

Tacos and tailgating at the library make for a great mini-adventure.

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.

Tacos and tailgating at the library make for a great mini-adventure.

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!

Tacos and tailgating at the library make for a great mini-adventure.

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.

Tacos and tailgating at the library make for a great mini-adventure.

The girls had a tiny mishap when Jubilee spilled tomatoes right into Avi’s drink…I thought it made a nice garnish!

Tacos and tailgating at the library make for a great mini-adventure.

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..

Tacos and tailgating at the library make for a great mini-adventure.

Tacos and tailgating at the library make for a great mini-adventure.

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.

I find few things as exciting as perusing the shelves for my new favorite book...and my children feel the same way.

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.

I find few things as exciting as perusing the shelves for my new favorite book...and my children feel the same way.

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.

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6 Responses

  1. I also get “inside cold” and I’ve recently started to experience “inside hot” as my body undergoes hormonal changes and nothing can cool me down!

  2. I was 4/4 on reading all the way through all the titles I requested from Interlibrary loan last time, which hardly ever happens. They were all good. “May B.” by Caroline Starr Rose sort of defies easy description, but it was fantastic. “Tattoos on the Heart” by Greg Boyle is by a priest who has spent the past 25 years living and working with gang members and their families in the projects of L.A. “Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow” by Jessica Townsend is inevitably compared to Harry Potter. Not quite as good as that, but still enjoyable to read. And “Rebel of the Sands” by Alwyn Hamilton is a YA adventure novel.

    I love books. Can you tell? 🙂

    • 4/4? That’s awesome! Thank you so much for these suggestions. I love having a place to start to look for new books to love. I am always open to hearing about a great book.

  3. Oh, you grew up in Alaska! It struck me when i read it, ’cause i have been reading today the life of a saint, in our Orthodox Church, who lived in Alaska, St. Innocent! Have you heard of him?
    The photos of the girls eating tacos made me think how much i crave some tacos right now… 😛

    • I have not hear of St. Innocent but I will always have a love of Russian Orthodox churches after spending two years on Kodiak Island. There is something so special about the beauty of those churches with the blue domes…I loved learning about the Russian Orthodox traditions (and drinking wassail).

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