Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    It was a Very Good Day

    for sick husbands and wives
    Of independent means, their son pushed in a pram, his chauffeurs would drive
    When I was thirty-five ( and a bit )

    ( apologies to Frank Sinatra, I love this song )

    AB was home today after vomiting self-inflicted poison this morning at work, freaking out, and coming home.

    Note to others: don't poison weed-trees that threaten to take over your front yard with your bare hands, forget to wash them, then lick your fingers to turn the pages of your daily newspaper.
    You may vomit and think you are going to die.

    But if you don't die, you may find yourself ( i'm in song mode ) having a lovely unexpected day en familie grabbing a pastry for lunch, perusing bookstores and chilling out a little. Because your wife suggests you don't look soooo sick now, c'mon, let's go for a walk !

    And it was lovely. Daddy-days are rare, and most appreciated, even at the risk of sudden death-by-poisoning.

    And Daddy is more generous with the $ than spindly old $2 Shop mummy, so we all did well at the bookstore.
    The Master got two books at full-price, whereas I got this lot at the price of ONE book. The chuck-out tables were very good to me !

    I took some lovely father-son shots at the park later on .. but I seem to have lost my "Poor Richard" watermark font in the computer changeover.


    Tracey Petersen said...

    Once my Pete paint strippered himself into passing out. Sometimes guys are not so smart.

    Nice score with the books!

    caramaena said...

    Oh dear, hope he's feeling better now.

    Looks like you got a bargain in books there.

    My float said...

    Wow, fantastic bargains. Cloudstreet is truly an amazing book.

    What a relief your hubs was ok at the end of it all. Amusing that he puked at work though (sorry, couldn't help it!) It's just that boys are so strong and puking at work just doesn't fit the image, does it?!

    Glad you had a daddy-day. Being all together is fabulous, isn't it?

    jorth said...

    Poor husband... but GREAT book buys! Where's the shop?

    muser said...

    Ahh. I've read Dirt mUsic but not Cloudstreet. Maybe I should check it out next time I'm feeling less tight with money. :)

    Fairlie said...

    You did very well with the books - some great authors in that lot. You've gotta love remainder tables!

    Hope there's no lasting effects from the poison ingestion!

    meggie said...

    I must remind GOM to use gloves for the blackberry poison he is putting on neighbour privet!
    Nice haul from the bookshop!

    Melody said...

    Gotta love those good bargain books! I remember the Mary Martin Bookshop at Southbank had a great Bargain Bin!!

    Em said...

    Daddy days are the best... glad you got to enjoy one!

    dancingmorganmouse said...

    Nothing quite perks one up more than a good book bargain does it?

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