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End of August August 31, 2017

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Another quiet week at work, with lots of shelf-reading. Finished up the current contents of Collection 3 and started into Collection 2 (Glen Cook) at Sprawl. Pretty quiet and peaceful.

Had a weekend with friends. Started a paint-by-number at Girls’ Night In. we’re going to keep working on them over the next few gatherings, as well. I’ve got a quiet weekend ahead, probably car repairs.

Paint-by-Number Sunset, halfway done

Listened to The Princess Diarist and The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories, and am most of the way through The Republic of Thieves. Next up is The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.

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Looking Forward August 24, 2017

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Eclipse on Monday was awesome. We had about 600 people through our branch of the library. I left before the show got started, and the clouds came in. I ended up not getting glasses, so I watched it on Nasa’s website and various cameras. Was fun to see the different views.

Work was quiet after that, with all the kids going back to school. One more week alone at Sprawl. Looking towards my next job. Not a lot of openings right now, but I’ve put out one application, and I’m still looking.

Renewed my lease this week as well, looking forward to getting some car repairs in September when I don’t have to pay rent (because I already did when I moved in). Might even get a new kitchen sink cabinet and a peephole in my front door. We shall see what the maintenance folks say.

Finished Mogworld (Yahtzee Croshaw), now I’ve got lots of books to read, of course. The Princess Diarist (Carrie Fisher), The Republic of Thieves (Scott Lynch), and The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories (Terry Pratchett) from the library. NPCs (Drew Hayes) and The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) from Audible.

Back to School.. or Look Ma, I’m Posting August 19, 2017

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The kids are slowly trickling out of the library and back to school. Things are returning to quiet. And I’m on the hunt for my next move. Not as easy as it sounds.

Nearly done with the last (current) bit of collection three at Sprawl, then on to Glen Cook’s until the boss gets back. Massive construction on the road, and high volume at the other half of the warehouse has made it quite a month.

Eclipse on Monday, I’ll probably stay at work for our program to view it, unless I get another offer. Looking forward to another girl’s night next weekend, oil paint and all.

Finished Mocking Jay, and Fool Moon again, and now I’m listening to Mogworld by Yatzee Croshaw. Ridiculous and fun, as expected. Lots of books on hold, so luck of the draw will determine what I go on to next.

Yay, Thursday! August 10, 2017

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Did a better job of time-management this week, so I’m actually posting on Thursday. Good job, me.

Not much going on, though. Reported my weekend when I posted on Sunday. Final week of the Summer Reading Club, for the procrastinators. Raffle prizes being picked up. I’ve still got most of my coupons to use. Some of my coworkers are planning a boardgame night sometime.

I’m alone at Sprawl this month. Going through the last few totes of random things, then a couple boxes. I’ve got all of the Glen Cook collection to go through when I’m done.

I finished The Gathering Storm, and now I’m listening to Mockingjay while I wait for my holds to come through.

Late… Again… August 6, 2017

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Sorry folks, I know a bunch of you looked for this a few days ago… I need to sort out this exhaustion. It’s not like I didn’t have time, I just used it to potato.

In that vein, I have started watching Supernatural… which then requires me to watch West Wing before I sleep, though not all the episodes freak me out, they’re getting less creepy, though I’m sure it’s just a phase. 😉

On the work front, it feels like half the staff was out almost every day this week. So, it was a very busy, strange week. Thank you volunteens and interns for stepping up and helping out. They had their big party this past Friday, too.

So, that means summer is almost over, our reading program is done-ish (one more week to pick up prizes, though no more sign ups). The YMCA, I believe has two more weeks, but our summertime story times are done, and we have a two week break before the schooltime story times begin. One more week of lunches, before we take a short break before schoolday snacks resume, I believe. And it’s time for me to look for my next career step. One more week before I can apply within CML, and I’m scouring the surrounding areas, as well.

I learned to play the Harry Potter:Hogwarts Battle card-building game yesterday, as well as Xia: Legends of Drift  with the Embers of a Forsaken Star expansion. Which I’m told makes it very different, though I never played without it, so I’ll have to take their word for it.

On the reading front, I’m pushing my way through Wheel of Time again, I’ve re-borrowed The Gathering Storm on Overdrive. I’ve also downloaded the new Libby app, and have a few holds waiting there, to see if I like it better. So far, I’ve had trouble finding my hold/loan shelf, but only until I figured it out. It’s rather simple, it was just too simple for someone used to menus.