So there I was last night, in Joseph-Beth Booksellers, for the monthly meeting of our Writers Group. And I had a bit of time before our gathering, plus a coupon for half-off the second most expensive thing I would buy.
I had been going to put Doris Kearns Goodwin’s new The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism on my Christmas list for someone to buy for me.
But then I was in high finance mode, trying to figure out how to save the most money. The only other thing I was going to buy were some cans of tea, and that wouldn’t save me much. So I bought The Bully Pulpit as a present to myself, and then bought The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries I had just seen out on a table (another present for myself, but one that would take its place on the Christmas coffee table next year) – and got half off of that.
So that all made me happy! In addition to which, 2 of the tea canisters were tea from Downton Abbey, and Christmas present for friends. Good all around.