Saturday, May 16, 2009

That was the week that was...

The long weekend is here... and so is the rain! The day is mine, so the weather can do whatever it likes! Yesterday, I worked a few hours in a bookshop in my neighborhood where I got myself an on-call job. It's run by a husband-and-wife team who split the week between them. They need me, they call me, and then they leave it up to me when to go in and how much work to do on any given day. Just perfect.

I unpacked, priced, and shelved schoolbooks from kindergarden to grade 8. (I love that clicking price-tag thingy.) I learned and operated the till, and enjoyed helping customers with the books they wanted, too. I know my books. Best of all, it's a five-minute walk from home.

Lilacs from the roadside. They were languishing on the side of the grounds of my building where the TTC has been doing roadworks, so I brought some home.


  1. That does sound like a great part-time gig! Lovely lilacs. Enjoy your weekend! xoxox

  2. I love your photos - they make your words come alive! I wish I could smell the lilacs.

  3. Lilacs!! It has been so long since i have drunk in their heady fragrance (waxing poetic). THat job sounds perfect to moi !

  4. Glad you saved the lilacs, they are one of my favorite spring flowers. Their fragrance takes me back to childhood.

  5. I can almost smell these lilacs. My favorite!

    I used to work as a bookseller before I had Alexandra. I loved it. I want to go back to it part time. Trouble was, I'd blow most of my paycheck on the new books coming in. We got a 40% discount. :)

  6. Oh such beautiful lilacs! Sounds like a nice on-call job to have~low key and systematic. Sometimes that is just enough, and enough is all we need~really.


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