If you read yesterday’s post you will know that I had to head out to the library and return a book. I managed to do that. The only problem is that I see the library the same way a child sees a candy store. I couldn’t resist grabbing a few books to join the other books that I took out three weeks ago and subsequently renewed because I didn’t get them read. Now, I’ve got too many to read and I still haven’t chosen which one to take on the bus in the morning.
Since I publish these blogs in the morning, just as you are reading them, I will be opening that new book. As I type this, I have a bit of giddy energy like I am going to enjoy cracking the spine on it. Too bad that joy doesn’t apply itself to the act of choosing which book out of that pile I am going to choose, but that’s my dilemma, not yours. Maybe I should just do it blindfolded. I probably should take two books in case one does really suit my morning commute mood.
I should also let you know that I took out some guidebooks on Colombia. The trip is still quite a few weeks away, but it is getting closer with every sleep. I am definitely getting excited.
Today’s Perfect Moment is not related to books, despite what I have written above. After visiting the library, I stopped at the local Asian grocery store on my way home. That too is a place that has the kid in a candy store vibe for me. There are just so many interesting treats for me to snack on. They’ve got flavours of Stax that I can’t find in any other store. They’ve got Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Mexican, Filipino, and Venezuelan treats that make my mouth water. As you can imagine, any resolutions towards healthier eating takes a beating when I am within the walls of the store.
Today, for some unknown reason that we are naming willpower, I was able to resist temptation (and that includes Samosas, which my girlfriend believes that I am unable to leave the store without) and escape the store with just a loaf of bread that might or might not be needed at breakfast. That is Today’s Perfect Moment.