Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Date Night at the Library
Wouldn't that be wonderful?
We'd go out to eat beforehand, I envisioned, and then we'd spend the evening browsing bookshelves and settling into a comfy pair of chairs in the corner by a window as the sun sets.
Or, if that sort of leisure were not possible, at least we could go there and I would plan my lessons while Michael helped me grade papers or something.
It sounds fantastic to me!
I've had this nerdy dream for a while, but we've been a bit too busy to actually do it.
...until last week.
We went out to eat first. And then we went to the library. It was just perfect. Michael picked up a book they were holding for him, and I got a brand new library card! It's been about 15 years since I've had one in my wallet, and I was excited to carry one with my new married name.
But, just as the romance was about to begin and sparks were about to fly (in the non-fiction section, of course)...I ran into my friend Charissa with her wonderful children! And then, just as she and I were getting our conversation underway, Michael turned and suddenly saw Shawn, who was there to return a book! And what a treat this was, since Shawn lives in a monastery now, several hours away, and would soon be on his way up to Vermont anyway. He was just passing through, really. But he was stopping at the library first. :)
So our date night at the library didn't go quite as planned. But that's OK. We'll try again. Tomorrow night I plan to meet Michael after work in the chemistry section. :)
Posted by Lisa at 5:08 PM