Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)!
If we were having coffee, I bet we’d be outside because the weather has been warm and sunny.
I’d tell you about how a friend opened my eyes to all the resale shops along Rand Road in Arlington Heights, which isn’t far from here. We went to four shops, all with ties to charities. I was impressed by how carefully the stores displayed their wares to make them inviting. I didn’t get much, but am delighted with the horse earrings I got for next year’s Kentucky Derby party and a Cheater’s Edition of Monopoly which I’ll give my uncle for our traditional Christmas Eve joke gift tradition. Not bad for $4 plus tax. I was really impressed with ReStore by Habitat for Humanity. I don’t have a house I’m remodeling, but if I did I now know I could go to Restore for just about everything I’d need: tiles, furnishings, doors, toilets, tools, you name it.
I thought Goodwill was clever to create these mystery packs for DVDs. All you know is the genre. There’s bound to be one or more good movies inside. I learned that some of these shops make a handsome sum for their charities. Before COVID the one my friend volunteers at made $80,000 a month. Now it’s half that but growing.
My Great Books Club met and discussed Paradise Lost. Lots of good comments from the club members, though the leader seems to get disappointed with our answers. I think he expects us to answer the same way the scholars he’s read does. He’s a nice guy and the people are quite sharp. No dullards in the group. I just think the leader just needs to relax, find some questions and allow people to talk to each other.
Tonight I’m meeting a local group for dinner and tomorrow I’m going to Wisconsin for lunch with my other book club.