I just spent an hour or so emailing a friend who I love and is having a hard time right now. It's one of those times when you can see the way out but have trouble walking there.
Now I'm going to buy a mouse for my snake. And I am determined to go to the library today. I need to take back all my books and start over. I shop for books the way other women shop for shoes. Fortunately for me and my financial situation I don't have to actually buy the books. Checking them out at the library works almost as well.
Sometimes I can even go to the Barnes and Noble website and shop for a while without buying anything and get my fix that way.