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I am a Librarian! March 26, 2018

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I finished the HR paperwork today, and as of Monday, April 2nd, I will be the Electronic Resources Librarian at Columbus State Community College. This is a full-time staff position, with salary and full benefits, and normal business hours. I am SO Very Excited and Grateful for this new step in my journey.

::Happy Dance::

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Watch This Space March 25, 2018

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Hi folks. Big announcement tomorrow, but the ducks must be in their row first.

A quiet week. We had a tea party at work on Monday. Our Teen Guru is moving up to a new position at another building. All the tasty treats and finger foods.

Speaking of tasty… I tried out a couple P.F. Changs’ meals in a frozen bag this week, and they were quite good. Not as good as in the restaurant, of course, because frozen, but good enough for my cooking. I had Chang’s Chicken and Mongolian Beef with sting beans (I also added snow peas, cuz mmm greens).

Mongolian Beef with beans and peas

I hope everyone had a nice Palm Sunday, and will have a nice Holy Week. I streamed the service from my favorite local church. And got a Good Friday service… they’re doing a series and for whatever reason, it timed out that way.

In audio books, I finished Black Prism, and listened to The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. Now, I’m listening to American Gods, because the show was good. I also pre-ordered Brief Cases by Jim Butcher, which is coming out in June, and bought the audio for A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss. The latter is only a few minutes long, so I’ll be listening to it later today.

Happy St. Patrick’s and St. Gertrude’s Weekend! March 18, 2018

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Snakes and Cats, what a combination!

Anyway, I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday weekend. I went to a couple parties with friends, and now I’m having a lazy Sunday. Found old character sheets that are going to be used again soon. Found one of two needed notebooks for those old games. Updated this month’s budget numbers, and decided I could order delivery for lunch. I should do some cleaning and such, but that’ll probably wait for tomorrow.

I didn’t go skating, but soon, I’ll get to go a lot more often. Yay!

Congrats to my brother, I forgot to say, who is now engaged. More family members, coming soon.

I’m liking The Black Prism, and I have a teen book The Alchemyst waiting in the wings. Watched Zootopia and Emoji Movie this weekend, too. They were alright, just fluff for a sleepy day.

Blustery End of Winter March 12, 2018

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Last week was pretty quiet, lots of snow squalls around here, while other places got buried. Had my usual week of work at the Library and Sprawl. Busy days, and fun evenings with friends.

We’re wrapping up the first half of our adventure on Tuesdays and looking at the myriad of possibilities to come next. We’ll be deciding this week, hopefully, if everyone is able to make it out. More skating to come this Saturday, though my hip is still not impressed with the last lesson.

Finished Blood Rites by Jim Butcher and listened to Wizard of Earthsea by LeGuin, and made some good progress into The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. Interesting use of the light spectrum for magic.

March Forth March 5, 2018

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It’s been a fairly quiet week. Helped with more flood clean-up. Got a bit further in our D&D game. And my Sunday shift at MLK. I also went skating yesterday, and thanks to trying to learn turn-stops, my legs are super angry at me. But other than a lot of accidental splits turn falls, it went pretty well.

Another step on the job trail. Fingers keeping crossed. Was hoping to go to a convention next weekend, but looks like it’s not happening, unless I just go for part of a day. But it’s a long drive.

Most of the way through Blood Rites. Added a few more things to my Want to Read list. But everything’s on Waitlist.

Long, Busy Week February 25, 2018

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Had my Doc appointment early in the week. We added a Prednisone burst for my shoulder(s), and Arava 3x a week for the rest. I’ll be going for All The Blood Tests Ever for $25 in May to make sure everything still looks good once Arava has a chance to kick in. She didn’t even mention my eye doc’s report.

It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and I got my delivery this week. The freezer is full, however, so I haven’t been able to freeze my Thin Mints for proper eating temperature. Thus, all my boxes are still unopened. I did, however, find a bunch of Cadbury Eggs on sale, those Did fit in the freezer for proper cooling.

Went with a friend so he could finally see The Last Jedi late in the week. Today I got up early to see Black Panther, by myself. It was Amazing and Awesome.  Then, I spent the rest of today helping friends clean up a flooded, mostly finished basement. SO Much Water.

I did finish Ship of Destiny, I think it was the best book of the Trilogy. Up next, I’ve got Blood Rites by Butcher, and Black Prism by Brent Weeks. I’m still waiting on  a copy of A Wizard of Earthsea.

Baking Week February 18, 2018

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One of our Youth Services staff is back from a job swap, so we had a potluck and I made tasty brownies. Later in the week, I had a Valentines dinner with friends and made tasty Dash Chef’s Bread for the first time by myself. I also made Malaysian Pineapple Pizza last weekend, and may do it again tonight, with chicken. MMmmm tasty food… gotta work on tasty Healthy food though.

Today, after all that cooking, is Clean All the Things day. I’m half-way through laundry, all the way through over a week’s worth of dishes, and three trips to the complex dumpster.  Also working on cleaning off flat surfaces in the living room. Sometime soon, I should clean up my office filing cabinet. Also airing out the townhouse with open windows because my last trip upstairs knocked open the gas line to one stove burner for a couple minutes.

I went to inline skating class again yesterday, with helmet and elbow pads added in. Only fell once (accidentally) this time. Getting better at standing up, scissoring, and lean turns and mostly learned a T-stop.

I also went to the eye doctor Thursday. Everything looks fine, my eyes are a little worse, of course. But when I asked how much new lenses are, without insurance coverage, I was told $400. So… Yeah… Hoping my interview turns into a job.

Still working on Ship of Destiny, but it’s really good. 🙂

 

Lessons Learned February 11, 2018

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Well, I decided to start my study weekend with an Inline-Skating lesson at Skate 71. The teachers and other students were all very polite and kind. Even when I fell and knocked myself in the head… twice… But all in all, it was a good time, and after recovering from the second head bounce with some ice, I did do some laps for a while. And now, I’m the proud owner of this:

Silver Skating Helmet

As per usual, interview went well (I think), but I’ve got a while to wait to see how well. Meantime, MLK Library is getting ready for our Past, Present, and Future event, and we’re hoping to have a great panel discussion and photo scanning session with the community.

Valentine’s Party with friends this weekend. Good music, good chocolate, good conversations.

I Finally finished Mists of Avalon. It mostly annoyed me, a lot. Then I tried David Sedaris’ Holidays on Ice. Which annoyed me far more.  So, I’m back to Robin Hobb and Ship of Destiny. Poor ships, they are not doing well.

 

6 More Weeks of Winter February 2, 2018

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January done, and February begun. One more rejection, and one more interview set to go. Today is day 12 in a row of working, so I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend… of studying. 😉

Library is pretty quiet now the kids are back in school. Still busy afternoons, of course, but I only see that on Friday/weekends. Did a lot of grocery shopping this week. Going to bowling tonight to celebrate a birthday, and my nephew’s is coming up, too.

Working on Mists of Avalon, still… it’s sooo long… Almost done, though. Lots of possibilities to listen to next. I’ve got a couple holds, and might just pick a series to continue instead.

Happy Birthday, Aunt Terri! January 27, 2018

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And here is my painting: