"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween is coming!

Check out their website - it's awesome - the picture comes from there.

This weekend we went to a book fair at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. It was day 3 and I thought all the books would be gone. They were still putting books out!

It was $10 for a box of hardbacks, $5 for paperback. I just mixed my box. It could be any size box - some people had huge boxes. They told me to raise the the box top and tape it and I could fill that too.

I got 150 books and Videos - for the family and my daughter's class at school. It was awesome.

Next year we are thinking about going Friday to see what it was like - I bet it was a mad house!

Now to figure out where all these go! My house already looks like it exploded before the books - but we'll find a place somewhere.

I bought about 50 for myself - so I'll be a busy girl. I even found a book on the history of Alaska.


Ty Pennington was born on October 19, 1964 as Gary Tygert Burton, the second son of child psychologist Yvonne Burton. Yvonne separated from Ty's father when he and his older brother Wynn were very young, and spent several years as a single parent before she eventually remarried. Her new husband adopted both boys, giving them both the Pennington name.

Pennington grew up in Atlanta, primarily in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia. He was considered an unruly child and had difficulty performing throughout school. "I would strip down naked, and hold on the blinds in my classroom as a child and swear along with that if I didn't get my way. I was just a very bad kid overall, I don't know how my mother raised me!" he said in an interview for E! network. He was hyperactive and later diagnosed with ADHD when he was seventeen by his mother, a graduate student in psychology, and his pediatrician, who didn't condone the use of Ritalin. To treat Pennington's ADHD, his mother didn't medicate him with Ritalin, but rather implemented a system called a "Token economy" to end his daily trips to the Principal's office and his disruptive behavior in class. The Token economy was used all through his school career, with varying degrees of success and failure. It wasn't until he was 19 years old that Pennington was treated with medication. He is now a spokesperson for the organization ADHD Experts on Call, and manages his condition with Vyvanse. His mother became a psychologist and focuses on the treatment of ADHD and depression, teaching other parents how to raise ADHD kids with or without medication.



A Lil Enchanted said...

Wow! That book fair sounds amazing! I would be in book shopping heaven... I have shelves and shelves of books and I keep buying more. Sadly I had to sell my whole Anne Rice and Stephen King collections a few years ago when we desperately needed money.... and I still need to replace them. Oh the books I could have bought at that sale....

Maybe next year we can both go!! :)

Ty seems like a kewl guy and he certainly has done well for himself. I can so relate to mothering ADHD kids... all 3 of my older ones have ADHD... but have settled down quite a bit with age.

Hop on over to my blog and grab the award I left for you :)

A Lil Enchanted,

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Chatty, it's Molly's birthday too today!
What a payload of books and videos, egad, where will you keep them all? It'll be fun to go through them all ALL winter!

ClassyChassy said...

Interesting read about Ty - My corgis can relate - they ALL have ADHD!!! Unlike Ty, there is no hope for getting it under control!

Chatty Crone said...

The book fair was huge - you would all like it - and it comes every year LaShan - it owuld be fun to go together and have some lunch. Can't beat the price.

And I think my little grandson may have ADHD. Whenevery you hear his named called, it always comes with the word focus. "Andy, focus . . ."

We are trying Choi Kwang DO to see if he can learn to focus.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Chatty -- nice fall picture. I think I remember it from some other blog ;>)

I e-mailed you about our cameras. That was a great question you asked sb out our sunset pictures. The "fall" shot you used in your post here was taken with Bill's Canon. We didn't have the smaller one yet back then.

We love book fairs and library sales too and we've found them in quite a few of the places we've RV'd at.

Good memories.

Chatty Crone said...

Man I was rushing today - I am going back to put your web site on there - as to where I got the picture. Sorry!

Got you email about the cameras and made a copy to give to Santa!


Sue said...

I cannot believe how many books you bought!!!! I bought nine and thought that was alot...i have never been on Sunday so i didn't know they did the fill a box for $10.....I will have to do that next time.....I was there at 8:45 on friday morning and it wasn't as bad as you would think.....It's good to hear that on Sunday they were still putting out books....wasn't it the greatest...It's one of my favorite things ever to do since I moved here. I never miss a sale....