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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ย 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.

Not Feeling Well July 15, 2017

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Late post, as is usual lately. Stayed in Thursday with major headache to go with the massive storms and flooding. Worked a day yesterday, but home sick again today with a mild fever. Bleh.

In other news, finishing up the last few totes of current collection 3… until he gets more. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Library’s having some good programs with the kids. Lots of participation in SRC.

I finished Aeronaut’s Windlass, but waiting on holds for my next book. Trying to finish Jordan/Sanderson. Lots of series going, just gotta finish them up.

Happy Independence Day… Week… July 6, 2017

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Hope everyone had a great and safe Independence Day celebration this week. I watched fireworks on TV, watched ID4, and attended a couple cookouts. It was a great time with friends.

The library is staying pretty busy, with a farm visit this week aside from our usual afternoon programs. Our summer reading program is going really well, too. Lots of kids and adults reading through the summer.

I’ve put Wizard on pause, and now I’ve started The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher. I’ve also started the Final season of Bones. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Happy Birthday to Dad in a couple days! ๐Ÿ™‚

End of June June 30, 2017

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June is done, in about twenty minutes. I’ve got a Ralphie for the weekend, and lots of fun with friends ahead. Including celebrating friends getting a brand new home. I’m looking forward to seeing it this weekend.

This week has been fairly quiet. The supervisors of the groups at the library are getting more organized. I’ve finished the pallet at Sprawl, and cataloged a tote of random paperbacks today. We’ve had a lot of rain, but the humidity is still pretty high.

Fourth of July coming up, everyone be safe, and be kind.

Finished Believe Me by Eddie Izzard, great book. Have started Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, and so far, not impressed with the author or narrator. So, I’ve downloaded a new Jim Butcher fantasy in case I give up on Tesla.

The Good and the Bad June 24, 2017

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It was an odd week for me. My schedule was all twisted up because I was helping out at the Opening of our newest library branch – Northside – on Thursday. That was a great event. There were over 400 people there, and everyone was excited by the new space. It is a gorgeous redesign, and they got more books, more computers, and more space. They even got a little cafe.

The bad was internet down at Sprawl most of the week, so I didn’t get a lot of hours in there. This also meant I didn’t get into a new book, because the day I did go in, I hadn’t downloaded the new book, and couldn’t do so. I’ve also been getting more stiff and achy lately. Which is super annoying, and makes me less motivated to do things, even though that’s exactly what I need to do.

On the upside, it is truly summer now, so all the bright shiny days should help me get more motivated. I’ve decided on Eddie Izzard’s autobiography next, to cheer the spirit and have some laughs.

Happy All the Things! June 16, 2017

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Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Happy Birthday, Kalyn! Happy Pride Week! And, soon, Happy Father’s Day!

It’s the busiest weekend in June for all of those I love. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hope everyone has a great one.

Work has been crazy, more summer fun, and YMCA visits. All the fun activities happen in the afternoons when I’m at the other job. Which has been going well. I’m only a couple boxes to go on the current pallet. Then back to the Glen Cook collection. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m still working my way through Name of the Wind. Next will either be one about Nikola Tesla, or Eddie Izzard. ย Well, both really, but not sure which first. I’ve got another Jordan in line, too.

Late Again June 12, 2017

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I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to remember to post on time lately. Sorry about that.

Last weekend was the kick-off to our Summer Reading Club. The volunteens all did a great job engaging our customers and getting a lot of people signed up. Which they continued throughout the week. We have 26 volunteens this summer, so far. It’s really great to see them getting involved and encouraging their community to read this summer. It was also the first week of summer break, so we had a lot more kids in during the day. Including field trip groups nearly every day. It was a Very Busy week at the library.

Over the weekend, since I’m late posting. We also had our yearly Picnic on the Lawn with my local fleet family. The food was delicious, the games were fun, and everyone had a good time.

I finished Red Skies Over Red Seas, and this week, I’m going to be listening to The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

Summer Games June 1, 2017

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I had a wonderful time at Barfleet Summer Games this past weekend. There was, unfortunately, an inordinate amount of rain. This put a damper on both our usual camping arrangement, and our usual circles around the bonfire. However, this led to us all camping much closer together and getting to know each other a lot better. Our socialization was confined to smaller spaces, and so it made for more of a fleet feel, instead of individual ships/bases. This was also bolstered by the two planned group meals, and the two unplanned group meals held in the Pavilion. It was a great time, with 133 ย of my fellow fleet campers.

In work news, Summer Reading Club starts this Saturday. As does a lot of the kids’ summer breaks. It’s going to be a fun summer. We have a lot of afternoon activities set up for them, and the prizes for SRC are pretty nice for adults and kids.

I finished The Expanse, and then started into Red Seas Under Red Skies by Lynch. However, my next library book became available, so I put that on pause, and started into The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith, read by James Marsters. It’s my first steampunk novel, but I’m not far enough into it yet to know what I think. Speaking of, I watched the 2011 The Three Musketeers last night, it was awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚