When we were kids, we celebrated mum and dad's anniversary as a family, with everyone giving and receiving presents. One year when I was about 10, my older brother bought me "Around the World in 80 Days". I was deeply disappointed as, even though I loved reading, getting a book as a present didn't seem very exciting. Years later, I found this book on a box of my "special things" and decided to read it. I loved it. I wish I'd appreciated the gift of this book more at the time I was given it, but I have read it dozens of times since and love it for the classic story it is.
It's been an exhausting day. Garage sale at our place and it's been a long day after an early morning, and we're all cold and sore! My sister invited us over for dinner to save us the trouble of cooking, and we're watching our beautiful nephews play with each other and their toys.