In my cleaning out the downstairs effort, I donated boxes and BOXES of books to the library yesterday. I had Weston do the heavy lifting. It felt so good to rid myself of the burden of mountains of books. I have read them, loved them, but I am done with them now. I would rather have space. I used to be such a keeper of books. Now, if I don’t see a reason I will use the book again, I don’t want to keep it. (Some books, I do keep. Either for sentimental reasons–a few books–or for practical reasons, because they are a resource. But most books? I read once and I’m done. I must stop KEEPING them.)
In other news, while we are still waiting to hear whether or not Weston will receive a scholarship award as the result of his National Merit Scholarship Finalist status, he was nominated for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship by his high school. Each high school can nominate one student. Weston was nominated here, which was a surprise. We’ve also applied for a number of other scholarships, and he has already been awarded a big scholarship from WVU (West Virginia University), where he has already been accepted and plans to attend. After filling out the FAFSA last month, the results of that were very encouraging as to the grants he will receive. Between grants and scholarships, I expect he will go to college for free. Much of that, because of his wonderful brain, so he did it himself. I’m so proud of him!