Things have been kind of slow on the blog for a few weeks, and I apologize for that. Life kind of threw my family a couple of twists and turns in late July. I was in a car wreck that totaled my car. I am banged up quite a bit, but I am thankful to still be here! I can honestly tell you I have a whole new perspective on life. A car wreck really has a way of putting things into perspective. Through the pain and suffering, I also got to catch a glimpse of the human spirit. From what my family calls “guardian angels,” we have been showered with kindness!
Life is something not to be taken for granted, and so are cars. The car that was totaled was the first car that I purchased on my own, and I never quite realized the attachment that I had to it. Even though it had its share of issues over the years, she was good to me! But it is a car, and my life is more precious than a car.
Now the school year is gearing up, and I am super excited to meet my awesome group of students! There is nothing quite like the new clothes and new supplies that brighten up our classrooms. One of my favorite places in my classroom is my library. I have spent years collecting a wide assortment of books for the students to enjoy, and I always love the look on their faces when I pull back the curtains that cover it. They are genuinely excited to get their hands on one of their favorites.
Even if it is not time for school to begin near you, there is still time to bask in the summer sun! What are you doing to pass the time this summer? If you live in Georgia, you have some great options you can check into at your public library! My family loves going to the library, and not just for what you think either. Of course, we enjoy picking up books and DVDs to enjoy, but did you know they have some other hidden treasures just waiting for you to pick up? If you have a public library card, you NEED to be checking out these resources! If you do not have a card, get one!
The ParkPass exempts you from paying the daily $5 parking fee at state parks, and the Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to 4 visitors from admission fees to state historic sites operated by Georgia State Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.
The Zoo Atlanta Family Pass provides free admission for up to two adults and two children aged 3-12 (children 2 and under enter the zoo for free). All you have to do is watch a short DVD video on Zoo Atlanta. Once you are done you return it to the library and they will print you out a pass to use.
Patrons can check this special DVD out once a year.
I do not know what you are waiting for? Get to your local library and check out these passes! Does your library offer something like this? Do you have a favorite childhood book? To celebrate another school year, I am giving away a $25 Amazon gift card for you to choose a book that is on your list! Giveaway ends September 19.