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Yep, Still Winter February 27, 2014

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We had a few days of unseasonably warm, but now we’re back to the 20s and below. There were random flakes of snow in the air today, but nothing stuck. Wee fun.

Lots of reference homework this week. Searching reference books, databases and catalogs for both my classes. One requires a bit of a paper to be written as well. Gotta get all the little bits and pieces out of the way first, though. Some forum response posts to do tonight.

I got a notice at work that as of Monday I’ll have automatic AD&D and Life insurance through them again, for being “scheduled to work 20 or more hours with one year of service.” Um… try 11 years of service, but okay. I tried logging in to HRAccess to see if that meant I had paid time off, too, but it said something about tomorrow being an expiration date for current time off, so I’ll check again on Monday and see what’s up.

One of my assignments this week showed me a library in town that I had missed in my job search, so I immediately applied for all three open positions there. Fingers tightly crossed for interviews, as always.

Homework and the usual hanging out with friends this weekend. Not sure if I’m going to movie night or not Saturday. I may just fall asleep. Cold weather does not motivate me to leave my couch. We shall see.

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Yay, Laundry! February 20, 2014

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So, biggest news of the week, after nearly two months, they finally reattached my dryer vent to the tube. I got to do laundry in my very own building this week, and more to do this weekend because I got sleepy and watched Tom Clancy movies instead of finishing.

The NGS Kickstarter is fully funded and well on its way to stretch goal #2, so that’s Awesome. Lots of fun little extras and posts and such going up each day. Check it out if you haven’t already.

My Organization of Information class looks like it is going to be full of useful information and practical skills, so I’m excited about that. My Access class has a fun project this week – using actual almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias to find random bits of information. I had forgotten how much crazy and random facts are in an almanac. I also remembered to apply for the bookseller scholarship in time this year. I remembered to look it up before work on Wednesday and it was due by Feb 28th, so I got it done immediately. Fingers crossed.

It was good to see Pete and the kids this weekend. Though I think they found me a bit boring this time, as I mostly sat and talked with their dad and snuggled the dog.

This coming weekend is not planned with any events. Just relaxing, finishing laundry and getting ahead on homework. 🙂

NGS! And other things. February 13, 2014

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So, the biggest news this week is the NGS (Narrative Game System) Kickstarter began Wednesday morning and we are already 2/3 the way to our goal.

In other news, Happy belated Birthday Uncle John! You are now on my calendar as well. 🙂 Hope you had a great day Saturday. Heading to see my nephew this Sunday to wish him an in-person belated birthday.

In school news, I got a 95% on my first paper. Second paper is due Sunday. The class is going really well. I’m enjoying the discussions and most of the readings. My second class this semester starts Monday. And on the 24th, I get to register for summer session. Everything is going great. Except that a lot of the scholarships are minority only that I’m seeing lately, and the assistantships require me to take one more class a semester than I am planning to, in order to be eligible. :/  Still looking for things to apply for, though. Need to find that bookseller one again.

In reading, I’ve just got the epilogue left and I’m done with the Neverwinter Saga, so I can finally read The Companions, that I bought and had signed last fall. Then I’ve got some Goodkind to catch up on. And maybe Night Angel trilogy after that. Life is good.

Happy Birthday, Darren! February 6, 2014

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My nephew’s birthday was Wednesday. A snow day from work meant I got to call him in the morning to wish him well. He said they’d already gotten to play in the snow that morning and might go out again. Ah childhood.

I drove home in the snow Tuesday night, and got here nice and safe, only to get stuck in the parking space that was left. But it was late, so I left it. This evening, while trying to figure out if I was going anywhere, I cleaned off the car and discovered that I was still stuck. Some rocking, some melt and some cardboard were no help. A friend came to my rescue however, and I got out to a more level, less icy spot in the street.

Had a good weekend of editing and movies with friends. Class is going well, have one volunteer for my next project. Need one more. I cleaned my apartment yesterday, and applied for more library jobs. I even updated my linkedin profile, for all the good that’ll do me. Store is still trying to rebalance the shipping nightmare, but it meant I got more hours today.

All is well in this winter Ohio-land.