Saturday, July 07, 2007

*hyperventilating*

I'm going to go through book withdrawal this summer! Not reading so much as gazing. I'm only keeping about 15 books out until the wedding, and I have 25 boxes packed and ready to take up to Blacksburg next week. Almost all of my wonderful theology books are packed. And literature! I packed most of my copies of Austen, Bronte, Shakespeare, etc. And *gasp* - I packed Anne of Green Gables! It seemed like such a heartless thing to do. But I only saved out the books that I think I will likely read in the next two months, and I felt like a traitor deciding she was not one of them. But if I'd saved her, I would have wanted to save out the other 7 Anne books, and the Emily books, and the Pat books, etc. *sobs*

My room looks really bare right now. This is strange!


This post is written in honor of Jessica Slagg :-), who I undoubtedly thought of while I was composing it.

14 comments:

Lydia said...

Poor dear! Only two short months and you will be reunited with all your old friends. Don't fret! And in the meantime, console yourself with the fact that you will be gaining a wonderful man at the same time!

Now, take some slow deep breaths and breathe into this paper bag. That's a good girl. Much better. We can't have your CO2 level getting too low or you will faint. Maybe I should get some ABGs checked just to be sure...

For anyone who didn't know, this is meant to be taken partly in sarcasm, partly in jest. :)

Jessica said...

Oh, how sweet! I don't think I've ever had a blog post written in honor of me before...thank you! (And I hope you don't mind that I'm going to link to it from my blog...but you probably saw that coming! =)) Though I wonder WHY on earth you "undoubtedly" thought of me while writing it since books are something I NEVER write about! =)

In all seriousness though...I sympathize with your horrible plight. But did you really HAVE to pack Anne?!?!? *gasps in horror* Your poor dear...this whole being-in-love thing has really done something to your sense of reason...but I hear that happens! =)

And by the way...I was delighted to get your e-mail and I hope to reply soon...but things have been SO busy this past week! But hopefully this next week won't be as bad and I can get around to catching up with my e-mails.

Anyway...thank you again for writing a post in honor of me...it made my day! =)

Susan said...

Thank you, Nurse Lydia. My CO2 level is almost normal now. *breathes slowly and deeply* I'm still in shock, but recovering well, I think, especially with the support of such wonderful friends.

I'm so glad it made your day, Jessica. Seriously, I thought of you the whole time I wrote the post. It seemed like the sort of thing you would write :-). And yes, I know, my reasoning is gone. Why else would I have packed Anne??? But I take comfort that I will unpack her in VA next week, so at least she won't be in some dark box for 2 1/2 months. And Adrian appreciates L.M. Montgomery (See? Told you he's a good man :-D), so Anne will be among friends. So I'm not quite as heartless and mean as it may first appear. Right??? *eyes fill with tears*

ashley@twentysixcats said...

If you'd like, I can give you my Anne books to keep, and then I'll pick them up after you've moved to VA. ;-)

Susan said...

Aww. What a nice offer, Ashley :-). Actually, though, I moved all my bookcases out of my room, so there's no place to put them, sadly! But than you just the same :-).

Samara said...

Only you! This is a great post, Susan. When you have babies, they'll probably have cloth Anne books in their cribs!

Cloth Anne books and bedtime math problems... :)

Susan said...

Well, I had bedtime math problems, so naturally my children should have them :-).

Robert said...

It's good to see another guy who likes Jane Austen and Anne Shirley :-)

In the mean time you can watch the Anne movies, which I figure you have?

Susan said...

Indeed! I can watch the Anne movies! Thank you for that helpful suggestion, Robert. I just might get through this summer :-).

Beverly said...

I remember those days! Packing all my precious books, and dreaming of the future when my sweetie and I would read together:-) But I actually had to keep out my Anne books until the last moment because we went to Prince Edward Island on our honeymoon! I had to refresh my mind on those small details before we actually went to PEI. Yes, console yourself with the movies, and thoughts of your beloved!

Kacie said...

Here's a book-related question for ya:

What are some of your favorite cook books? I'm looking for some simple, delicious dishes to add to my table. I love cookbooks with photos of recipes. Any suggestions?

P.S. Hope planning/everything else is going well!

Susan said...

You know, I don't have many cookbooks that I like as a whole. I like specific recipes from a lot of cookbooks, but I don't have any cookbooks that have just "wowed" me. I do have a home-baking book that I *love*. It's called "Old-Fashioned Home Baking", by Better Homes and Gardens (I think - I'm not at home, so I can't check). If you want good baking recipes - cakes, muffins, breads, etc. - this book is wonderful!

To everyone: I'm out of state right now (have been for a week), to explain my blog inactivity.

Sherrin said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, Susan! I am facing the same choice at the moment - to pack the Anne books or not to pack them! Of course, my beloved's house is only 10 mins away! However, we will not have enough bookshelves to house all my books . . . will I put Anne away in one of the boxes that is going to be kept closed for a few months, or will I keep her out?? I want to re-read "Anne's House of Dreams" since I am now in that phase of life!

I hope all your moving is going well.

Susan said...

Sherrin, you may be short on shelf space (I empathize!), but you *always* have room for the Anne books! That's my opinion :-).