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Memories, New and Old March 16, 2017

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I have gone through all my old photos, and found the good ones. I’ll be redoing albums soon. Started with putting two sets on the walls, so my living room now has some decorations. Pondering Flickr for all my digital ones, but not sure, yet.

Also went to my first LuLaRoe party this past weekend and got a few things – a skirt, a dress, and two shirts. I like them, and when the weather gets warmer, I might even have a chance to wear them. 😉 And there goes the rest of Christmas monies, and a bit extra from Mom.

Mom’s been helping me with retirement planning this week, too. Funfun.

Library goes as library does. Meetings this week, and planning more, for the project. Finished one palette, and almost done with two random boxes to start the next. All is good and steady.

In audio books, have just now finished Royal Assassin. Dune begins next week, or maybe during some of the weekend’s driving about to hang out with friends.

Another Silly Title March 9, 2017

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I’m bad at naming things, so post titles are always silly. Ah well.

A nice weekend with the girls last week. Tea and movies and popcorn and delicious chicken and cupcakes. Another weekend with other girls this week, this time for a LuLaRoe party. Should be fun.

Work week has been good, and quiet. Learning new things. Just a bit more hand-cataloging, and the current collection will be done. On to the next tomorrow. And work all day Saturday. WEeeeee!

Still working on Royal Assassin, and I’ve got Dune on tap next.

Late Week March 4, 2017

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Sorry, folks. I went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the dollar theater on Thursday night, and then forgot to post last night, instead. Thanks for the reminder, Mom! Fantastic Beasts was, in fact, Fantastic. I really enjoyed the movie, and all the fun beasts, and characters.

On the health side, I’ve lowered my prednisone intake, and now my jaw is starting to be a bit wonky again. I need to call the doc on Monday about the specialist she wanted me to see… and get my blood draw done. ::procrastination::

This week at the library was fairly good. Less excitement than last week. And I’m learning all the little ins and outs of my branch. I’ve also been handed an archival project! Since we’re getting a new branch, the manager has dug up all the papers and photos of the history of the branch. They are not in very good shape and really need preserved and cataloged. So, we’re going to get Aaron over to help set up a plan, that I then get to implement, to take care of all the things. I’m very excited about this opportunity.

On the book front. I finished Triplanetary, and listened to Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime. The latter was very, very good. I learned more about South Africa and apartheid than I ever did in school. Then, I went back to Robin Hobb, and after a chapter of a book way down in the sets of series, I finally found the book I was looking for, and have started Royal Assassin.

 

New Branch February 23, 2017

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Started officially at my new branch this week. Learning the ropes of the new space and processes. Very different from larger previous branch and the much larger Main. It’s all good, though, working together to get everything done, and everyone taken care of. I like it.

Newsies was Great! The play took a different angle on a couple of the main characters, but I think it worked really well. The changes to the songs were disconcerting, but not bad. The songwriter said, in an article I Googled after watching, that he was glad to have a chance to go back and really polish them up.

Doc’s not thrilled with me still being on prednisone, so I’m onto my next step of cutting back. She’s also looking for someone for me to see about my jaw, but of course it’s been behaving these last couple days. Wants me to add Fish Oil into my supplements, too.

This week in Audio books has been short stories: Side Jobs by Jim Butcher, Call of Cthulhu and Dunwich Horror by Lovecraft. I also started into Triplanetary by E.E. Smith today, and a couple more Dresden shorts.

Main Training February 16, 2017

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This week, I’m spending at the Main Library for CSS training. It has been a fairly quiet, and educational week. I’m enjoying having stairs to run up and down at work again. I really need to get more exercise. Looking forward to getting back to MLK next week, as well. This next step feels like a very good one on my path.

At Sprawl, we’re getting closer go having me cataloging in the actual library building, as well as getting a more solid plan for the public access catalog. I’m now over 1,000 books cataloged in the current collection, too.

This weekend includes a night with friends, going to see Newsies, and some puppy time.

As for audiobooks, this week I finished Redwall and Cold Days, and listened to Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Skin Game.

Last Week February 9, 2017

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It’s my last week at Whitehall, this weekend I start at the Martin Luther King branch. Looking forward to the event this weekend, and then starting my first shift on Sunday. I get to spend the week at Main training, too, that’ll be interesting. 🙂

Tired today, so I stayed home in the afternoon. That means I have to spend all of tomorrow at Sprawl, finishing my weekly hours. Should get the current layer of the pallet finished, so just one more layer to go on this collection. Another collection is waiting. 😉

Party with fleet friends this weekend… between work shifts. Should be  a good time.

Tried a few more stories in Rogues, but couldn’t get into them. So, I started Redwall. It’s amusing, if simple. Also got through Ghost Story, now into Cold Days… and nearly done with it, actually. Skin Game up next.

Silly Groundhog February 2, 2017

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Apparently more winter… we haven’t really Had winter yet… all the snow stopped at Boise, apparently. Ah well.

Looking forward to my new job starting in another week. Lots of shadowing and such at my current place so I’m as ready as I can be before formal training at the new location. One step forward on my path. 🙂

Time with friends this weekend. Should be lots of fun.

Finished First Lord’s Fury today. am halfway through Ghost Story. Started an anthology called Rogues, as well. Not sure what I think, yet. Got bored halfway through the first story. I’m downloading Redwall, as well.

Waiting and Waiting January 26, 2017

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Now waiting on the results of two interviews. A weekend of work ahead, and then all the busy next month. Fortunately, some of that busy is puppy-watching again. Yay, puppy-time. 😉

Work is going along smoothly. Quiet day at the library today. Another flat of books arrived at the warehouse. Two more layers of boxes from the previous flat to go. Lots of old paperbacks.

Finished Star Beast, and am now working on First Lord’s Fury at work. Onto Changes at home. I’ve got an anthology downloaded, too, Rogues edited by R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

January in Ohio January 19, 2017

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Temps have been all over the board this week. Just another January in Ohio. Had a great time with my friends at DeCon this past weekend. Played some games, had some tasty food, even danced a tiny bit. Short post today because I’m also hanging out with friends tonight, and tomorrow, and the next day. Busy, happy life.

Finished Small Favors, and I’m now on Turn Coat in the Dresden binge. At work, I finished Callahan Chronicles, and now I’m listening to Star Beast by Heinlein. Still waiting on quite a few books on the hold list.

So much to do, and so little time. 🙂

DeCon is Here January 13, 2017

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Sorry about the late post, I spent yesterday working, and moving gear into the DeCon hotel. It’s going to be a lovely weekend relaxing and partying with friends. I had a great time last weekend watching musicals with friends, as well. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful life and great friends.

Work moves along at it’s usual pace. Fingers crossed for a big change soon. But the library continues to find new ways to serve our customers, this year the focus is on, not what we think they want, but finding out what they Really want.

Started into Callahan’s Chronicles this week, while waiting on the hold lists. Finished White Night, and am now into Small Favor on the Dresden front.

Right now, I’m waiting for lunch to finish cooking so I can eat and get out to DeCon. 🙂