Have I confessed my love of buying souvenirs?
Uh Yeah, well, I have one.
Every trip I go on I bring home a little something for my family and my staff.
Let's see, when I was at the Library of Congress I brought home T-shirts for the boys, ink pens for my FTE staff and pencils for the student workers.
The Raleigh trip I brought home T-shirts for the boys and little tiny baseball bat keyrings for my staff.
The list goes on.
Here is some of the loot that I brought home from Ottawa.
I brought home lots of maple syrup. The little 3 pack I gave to my staff. The big maple leaf shaped one is for the family. Maybe pancakes for dinner tonight? JR and Candace are big sweet eaters so the maple candy is just for them. JR is a big salmon fan. So the pate is for him.
I added some things to our various collections. Remember the artist I
I collect postcards. I justify my postcard collection by saying that it takes up very little space and I'm honoring a tradition that JR's grandparents started in the early 1900s. That's my story anyway.
The blue native looking thing is a ceramic tile. JR and I collect these together. We have tiles from all over the United States so it is fun to pick up something from outside of the U.S. I think this makes about 15 or so.
The pin and the earrings are for me. I have what some would call an unhealthy attraction to earrings. I'm not even sure how many pairs I have.
Not shown is the beaver dressed like a Mounty. I could resist. Sher said I had to get at least one beaver dressed like a Mounty and I did.
I'm leaving for New Orleans tomorrow morning. Who knows what I'll pick up there.