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Birthdays and Wedding, oh my! July 24, 2018

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So many Birthdays this week down here and around the world. Looking at you in Scotland, Marianne. One party and two dinners in the last couple of days. Plus my brother’s wedding this weekend. So much going on! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday and going to Cedar Point on Sunday.

Work is awesome. I gave another presentation today, and got compliments for it. I am spending a lot of time scanning archival materials. Cscctest.omeka.net is one of the options I am trying out.

I’m up to Skin Game in the Dresden Files, but I have also listened to M.A.S.H. ( and the Hamilton soundtrack) and am now listening to Penric’s Demon by Bujold.

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Happy Birthday, Aunt Terri! January 27, 2018

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And here is my painting: 

 

A Week in Pictures December 18, 2017

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Long Week March 31, 2017

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Long week, full of things. Most of them were not my things, but most were crazy and/or draining. I love my friends and family, and I’m happy that I can be there for them. And I appreciate all they do for me. One of the major me things that did happen, was a friend helped me build a new gaming desktop, to put on the desk another friend had given me. So, Yay!

WordPress says this is the second time I’ve used that Post Title… I’m really surprised it hasn’t been more often. Work went alright, mostly quietly.

Finished Dune, and started Knife of Dreams on audio. If I’m not going to finish Reading it, I might as well listen to it. 🙂

Barfleet party this weekend, with More Gaming. So, I’m looking forward to that.

It’s Beginning to Look… December 15, 2016

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… a lot like Christmas. The librarian brought in garland to decorate the office today. The snow is sticking quite firmly to the ground. Parties have begun for the holidays. I’m halfway through present shopping/making and am still trying to sort out the family visit. Looking forward to seeing my nieces and nephew, and brother and sis-in-law.

My jobs are hot and cold. The library’s heat is running quite well, though I hear the A/C turned on yesterday when it got warm enough. Sprawl, however, is a bit on the chilly side. I have a space heater for my work area, and the office folk turned on the big blower in the back when they realized I was there yesterday (they didn’t have anybody on their side of the warehouse). I finished the collection I was working on, and Tomorrow I start the new collection that just arrived.

Instead of TV/Netflix at home, I’ve been binging on Dresden Files audio books again. At Sprawl, I’ve gotten through Harm None, and now I’m onto Captain’s Fury. Though, today I did watch the new Ghostbusters and the newest James Bond – Spectre. Hoping to see Rogue One this weekend.

Hope everyone has a great, and safe, holiday season.

Happy Independence Day! July 4, 2016

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With the hope that it won’t take an alien invasion to bring the world together some day soon…
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No News is No News December 10, 2015

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Quiet week for me, fighting a cold. No word from my applications, nothing much to apply for. Another round of checking when this is done. Not a bad week, just a quiet one.

Christmas cards/presents have started to arrive – kitchen gear and money for cons. Thank You! So, I’m now officially registered for DeCon, ConCoction, and MarCon in 2016. 🙂  I think some more might be spent on movie tickets – still need to decide when I’m seeing Star Wars.

Too Much October 15, 2015

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Too much on my plate today and tomorrow, post coming this weekend. 🙂

Finals May 1, 2015

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Had a great visit with Mom this past weekend. We met a lot of children’s authors and a couple adult authors at the Ohioana Book Festival. We got books for the kids, and two new novels for me by S. Andrew Swan. Liking the Dragon Princess so far. Unreliable thief author, so my kind of book. 🙂  We had a nice visit to the Ashville Viking Festival, as well. And I have a new piece of pewter – Nils Holgerssons on the back of a goose. We also did All the Shopping, for all the little things I’ve been putting off, and some more adulting clothes for getting and keeping a new job. And shoes, always in need of new work shoes, hoping these last a little while.

This week is finals. One is done and turned in, the other I’m working on today, and hope to have done by early Sunday evening. The former being a group project, the latter being a case study. So close to done! And then a month off for all things Fleet. MarCon next week, and Summer Games a couple weeks later. Going to be a busy month. 🙂

Hi Mom April 24, 2015

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Just over a week to go in this semester, and Mom is down for a visit. Everybody wave.

Today we got my car fixed – ten years old and 167K miles – and it only needed the back brakes aligned and a coolant valve replaced. Not bad, I say. Then we went shopping and bought all the various things I’ve been putting off. Water filters, new pots, a food processor (mmm banana ice cream), scrubby things, ziploc bags, even a new simple belt. Later this weekend there will be groceries and possibly clothes. But also fun things – Ohioana Book Festival and Ashland Viking Festival.

I have my two finals left, half an essay quiz and one set of reading/lecture/blog postings left to go. Not a bad place to be. Mom did some homework tonight while I did some of mine, so it’s all good.

Looking forward to May. We have MarCon and our Annual camping trip. 🙂 It’s going to be a good May Break before I buckle back down for classes again in June.