Today started off nicely with a brunch with two co-workers. It was lovely to see them and get caught up on things. Feeling extra special as I was treated to my brunch! How nice is that?
I stopped at the college and paid a ridiculous amount of money for textbooks. Outrageous prices! At any rate, I bought three although I only needed two. I'm hoping to add a class to my course load and decided to buy the textbook for it anyway, knowing that I can return it if my request is denied. Fingers crossed I can add it, as it's one that I want very much to do.
When I got home, I went to Amazon to compare prices. One of the books I got was a used copy (the only one in the pile - excellent catch!), so I know I got a decent price there. The other one was almost $40 cheaper online!! So I ordered it and will return the other copy to the bookstore at school. I did pay a little extra for priority shipping, so it'll be here on Monday. :) Also, I sold a book! The textbook from my creative writing class would have got me about $23 (I paid $110) during the buy back at the school, and I figured I could do way better selling it online instead. I got notice today that it had sold, so I'll be mailing that off tomorrow. How exciting! After all the costs, I make about $65 on it, which is great.
A box of DVDs that I had loaned a friend was waiting for me when I got home, too. I was sorry to have missed her. She's been recovering from surgery for several weeks and this was one of her easy outings, as she lives just around the corner from me. Attached to the DVDs was a thank you card and inside that a $50 gift card to Chapters! Honestly. She's so sweet. She said she hoped it makes me feel better (after losing the cats). I'm a bit overwhelmed, as it's such a lovely gesture and I appreciate it very much.
The weather is fantastic - it's warm (-1C, after weeks of temps in the low -30C's), there's a beautiful blue sky, sunshine... I have a warm, purring cat snoozing on my lap, lunch with a friend tomorrow, an armchair leaving the house this afternoon (hurrah! I gave it away. I'm sick of looking at it, never use it and it's too big for the space anyway), and school to look forward to on Monday. I also got Dinah's ashes today, along with a nice card from the vets and staff. Several had actually personalized it, so that meant a lot to me. She's now in a pretty box on my bedroom windowsill.
I've pretty much completed my to do list, which I'm pleased about. Several "more pressing" things are still outstanding and I know I'll kick myself if I don't get them done before Monday, so I really need to kick it up a notch to scratch everything off the page. I don't feel like I've done much today, but I've actually accomplished more than I thought, which is great.