Yesterday, I went to the library to do some research. I love the E-town library; it’s huge and has all these nooks and crannies to get lost in (literally!); WIFI access, and it even has a Coffee House (yummy stuff!). I had to do some research, so I had about 10 books that I checked out. I took them in groups of three because they were huge books and heavy too! When I sauntered up to the counter, the dutiful librarian keyed in the number on my swipe card and said, “Oh no! You have quite a fine here; you can’t check out these books until it’s paid!”
To my surprise, I owed the library $11.00 in late fees (I’m not even sure how that happened!), but I had to walk to the ATM across the street, get my money and wait in line again to pay my fine (by that time I had a parking ticket too, but it wasn’t $11.00). Shh…Mark doesn’t know (yet!).
After I paid my “dues,” the librarian said, “Now I need to take your picture!” So I said, “Can I get my driver’s license renewed here too?”
She said, “No, but you can get your passport picture taken!” (Librarians are no fun…all business!)
(I guess the photo is to keep you from identify theft, but it was too late for me!). But I felt like I was supporting my local library, so I was “fine” with it!
Since I already paid for my library "dues" and parking ticket, I didn’t have any money left over for a passport photo, so I passed on that one!
And then on the way out the door, I picked up a flyer with the events for the month of September. I noticed that on the 18th, there was an author speaking on “Writing to Heal.” I was quite interested because I give the same seminar! So I read on a little further…
That was me; I had forgotten all about it! It was scheduled about a year ago and here I thought my speaking didn’t start until October. Come to find out…there’s a “few” other things I forgot. So now I’m going through my calendars (all three of them) with a close eye to see what else I “forgot”!
That was quite a wake-up call! Maybe that’s why I’ve been having bad dreams; my subconscious was trying to get my attention!