Morning Meanderings… Library Sale – Hit and Miss, but I will be Wearing Red Pumps today

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.”


23 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Library Sale – Hit and Miss, but I will be Wearing Red Pumps today

  1. Ooooh, what a beautiful shoe….and for such a great cause!

    I’m jealous that your library sale is that great. My cousin and I are going to the one here tomorrow, but generally it’s a big disappointment….and there are certainly no lines of people waiting to get in.

  2. I don’t think I could wear those shoes for a whole day, at least if I planned on walking. But a good plan!

    Good luck with the library sale, too.

  3. Ooh, I can visualize you at the sale, waiting patiently, perhaps bouncing around a bit. LOL

    When I first saw the title of your post today, I thought you might be wearing red pumps for the sale! Pumps in a long line…hm.

    I love the red pumps, though, and what a great way to capture attention for such a good cause.

    Have a great day!

  4. Very nice! Too bad I don’t own a pair of red pumps or I would be hitting the floor with them too. AIDS has affected my family personally–my older brother passed away of AIDS back in 1995……

    1. I bought these on sale a couple years ago Julie – just cause they are kind of fun with jeans… but I have only wore them a couple times.

      *hugs* to you about your brother that is hard. My husbands brother has AIDS, and working with Connie while writing her story – I am meeting many others who do too.

  5. Those shoes are fantastic! I don’t have a pair of red pumps, but have been longing for a pair for awhile. Looks like I should jump on the bandwagon. What a great idea to support a great cause.

  6. Firstly i would like to say best wishes to your friend Connie someone with such a kind heart deserves the best and only that.

    Secondly the library sale – i want one!!! If only my library would do that they would actually make some cash and get some new DECENT books!!

    Thirdly – BEAUTIFUL shoes!


    1. Connie is fantastic – you would find it hard to find a more upbeat person. 😀

      The library sale? yes, you do want one… people turn in their books they have finished reading all year and they have a spring and fall sale. They are gorgeous books!

  7. Is that the library sale where you’ve been known to arrive with your sleeping bag? 🙂 Such a pity you couldn’t go that early this time.

    My library doesn’t do sales anymore, they just pulp the books, I believe. Something to do with royalties & that the books are only meant for library-type use.

  8. Nice shoes! I would most likely break an ankle if I wore those! Hope your feet stayed safe in them. I can’t wait to see what you get from the library sale. I usually only go to look for books for my students for our end of the year reward if they meet their reading goal for the year. I should see if any are coming up soon! 🙂

    1. Kristen that is a great idea – using books as rewards 🙂

      I actually did have a shoe incident where I missed 4 steps and fell today…. yup – big black and blue ankle…. but other than that I am ok 😛

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