Well, folks, I’m wrapping up my last full week in Bemidji. It has been an emotional roller coaster, to say the least! Here are some of the highlights of the week:
Did I mention that I was offered my dream job on Monday? I was probably really subtle about it. In case you missed it, here’s the post!
Yeah, definitely not only one of my favorite things of the week, but of the whole year!
Bemidji Public Library
I had my very last day at the Bemidji Public Library on Wednesday, and what a great send-off I had! I got to do storytime, and had 20 kids show up!! Having so many kids participate made me even more excited to start my new job, but it was hard to say goodbye to all the amazing ladies I’ve worked with these past ten months. They have been so supportive of my move and new job, and I will miss them all!!! You guys ROCK! Come to Mankato ANYTIME for tea and scones. 🙂
Talenti Sicilian Pistachio Gelato
When Shane left on Sunday, I was feeling pretty sad. Luckily, my friend Stefania came to the rescue! She came over with nail polish and her ukelele, and we spent the afternoon eating our own pints of gelato. Oh. My. Goodness. I ADORE pistachios, and this gelato is heaven on a spoon. The best part about the Talenti brand is that their products are made with 100% whole and natural ingredients. The pints are transparent–just like the company. What you see is what you get. And what you get is pure bliss.
Wild Hare Bistro
There’s this cute little coffee shop in downtown Bemidji that I’ve always wanted to try, but never found the time. This week, when one of my friends wanted to take me out for coffee, I thought, well it’s now or never.
I’m sorry that we went. Now Wild Hare Bistro is just one more reason I’ll be sad to leave Bemidji behind. Their coffee and pastries are out of this WORLD delicious. My favorite combo is their “On the Wild Side” Muffin (Wild Rice, Walnuts, Whole Wheat, and Wild Blueberries) paired with their organic house blend (with a splash of organic milk). Wild Hare’s organic and healthy selections are impressive, tasty, and really affordable. I just went this morning to write and have coffee with friends. I’ll probably go tomorrow. And guess where I’m taking my family for breakfast the morning of the move? 😉
Book of the Week: Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie’s favorite days. That’s because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it’s up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle’s never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.
This is the first book I’m reading for my upcoming Mother-Daughter book club. In a word, this book is enchanting. Funny, whimsical, and heartfelt, I love spunky Celie and her siblings, but my favorite character? The castle. I’ve only just started, but I’m already hooked! It has been a great book to come home to at the end of the day when I need to relax and sink into a fun story.
That’s all from me for a while. The move is next week, and I probably won’t be writing another post until we’re settled into our new apartment. See you in Mankato!
This is Julia Lee, signing off from Bemidji.