For the first time ever…. I am missing opening hour of the Brainerd Library sale.
I have an important meeting that I can not change.
I really thought I was ok with this as I don’t need any books. Really. I am good. Yet, last night I was at the library and as I left I seen the room where they have the sale. The books were pushed up against the glass panels at least 4 feet high…. boxes and boxes sorted by genre, author…. hardcover, paperback….
I think for a moment…
my nose was pressed to the glass. (If you go – you may see my nose mark.)
I think I am going to try to pop in after the meeting. I realize by that time the line will be around the building – they only let so many people in at a time… but maybe… just maybe… I will find a treasure or two. 😀
On a completely different note… today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I have a good friend Connie who has had AIDS since she contacted it through an emergency hysterectomy in 1981. Connie has an amazing heart and I have met with her weekly as often as possible, to discuss her story – and what a story.
So today – this is for Connie and for all the women and girls out there who have been touched by AIDS. This pump is for you.
It’s a nationwide initiative to raise awareness about the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women & girls and encourages ladies to take action. While progress has definitely been made in the areas of AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27% of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women accounting for 66% of that group. This year focuses on this statistic, “Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States.”