First stop was the newest branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library. Located less than five miles from my house, this facility opened in May 2010 but I had to look up driving directions on MapQuest. As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time I visited a public library. Probably back when I was still home schooling my kids. And that was over two years ago.
|Somewhere in between Jeffrey Archer and Margaret Atwood.|
Then I spent about thirty minutes wandering aimlessly. In the end, I checked out two books on CD, for listening to at the gym or in my car, and three books by unfamiliar authors. It's not like I was experiencing a shortage of reading material, but I liked the covers and the blurbs were irresistible.
Realizing I hadn't had lunch even though it was nearly 2PM, I decided to stop at Starbucks on the way home and use the gift card I received for my birthday and try out one of the new bistro boxes.
I went for the protein box - whole grain bread, cheese, peanut butter spread, a boiled egg, grapes and apples - and washed it all down with a passion tea lemonade, another new experience. The bistro box was just so-so but the lemonade was fabulous, and could easily become an addiction. However, since my gift card will run out all too soon, I found a recipe online.
The cost of today's adventure? Less than a half gallon of gas. Who says having fun has to be expensive?