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Thanksgiving 2016 November 25, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving to my family, my friends, and all my readers. I hope you had the chance to spend the day with your loved ones, and enjoy good food and good company. I’m just home from spending the day with the puppy, and a watching most of Series 9 of Doctor Who.

It’s been a pretty typical week for me. Listened to a couple of Heinlein books – The Door into Summer and Citizen of the Galaxy. I’ve got another Butcher on the line, book three of the Codex Alera series. As well as, another credit from Audible to spend.

I am thankful for all that I have – for friends, for family, for my home, my job, my car. I am thankful that I can life the life I want. However, I know that I have to do more…

As we sit comfortably at home, horrible things have been happening in North Dakota – Water hoses in freezing temperatures, tear gas, and rubber bullets. Being used against unarmed Native Americans, trying to protect what little they have left, and the water that sustains them.

Operation: Curtains November 10, 2016

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This weekend I’m going to hang curtains, real curtains in an apartment for the first time, ever. Go me. <Laughs> Mostly, I want to reduce my heat bills this winter. I’ve always complained about my windows letting in cold air in winter, so this year, I’m going to try to do something about it. We shall see how it goes.

Looking forward to Mom visiting. Planning to take her to see Dr Strange. 🙂 And to the Friends of the Library Big Book Sale on Saturday at Main. Should be a fun weekend.

Finished listening to Academ’s Fury. Now, I’m listening to Off To Be The Wizard. It’s fun and silly. I’ll probably head to the next Butcher book next.

The elections are over. Wow. So many people are surprised, myself included. But it’s done, it’s over. Now we have work to do. Regardless of your opinion of the results, this country has some serious problems. And we have a lot of work ahead of us to solve them. We always have, but this election seems to have woken up a lot more people to that reality. Although, I’m pretty sure there are still a lot of Different ideas about what those problems are, as well as the solutions. So, get involved, work on the problems you see, take action. This isn’t about ‘getting over it.’ Don’t get over it, do something about it.

That is one of the things I love about my library. We work with the community, helping the children succeed in school, helping the teens get excited about music and computers and possibilities, helping adults find jobs and navigate government programs. Providing a safe place for all.

 

One Down, Three to Go November 3, 2016

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Halloween completed, just Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s to go. This year is going by so quickly, and so slowly. So much has happened in my life, and in this country, and in the world this year. And yet, the election cycle, nearly complete, has seemed endless. But we’re almost there. I’ve already voted, and in less than a week, everyone else will have, too.

In the world of sports, Congrats Cubs fans, and Cleveland, that was an awesome post season, and a well fought final game. Also, Go Blue! Wolverines are having a really nice season, too.

In work news – work is work. Keeping busy at Whitehall. We’re about to start serving after school snacks to the kids who come for our Homework Help Center. I’m still having fun with all the old and signed books at Sprawl, while Mowgli continues to talk to architects to get the actual library remodeled. Starting to look more seriously for full time positions – end of this month is when I can start applying around CML.

In book news, still working my way through Academ’s Fury, and I have Off to Be the Wizard, waiting in the wings. Not really doing NaNoWriMo this year, but I am planning on doing more writing for Me this month.

A working weekend ahead, I have shifts both Saturday and Sunday. Weee! So relaxing tomorrow. Maybe going out to watch people bowl.

Happy Halloween October 26, 2016

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Thursday starts day one of three, of the big local Halloween party that I work every year. Weee! I missed the usual parties I go to up North this year. I have just been exhausted. But I’m working on that, and taking care of myself. One step at a time.

Work is work. A bunch of new people started training this week, and one more soon. Sprawl is going along nicely. I’m over 1500 books in the current collection. It is fun to see all the first editions, and to decipher various author’s signatures.

I finished Furies of Calderon today, listened to The Gift of Fear, and then made a bit more headway into 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I’ve also downloaded Academ’s Fury (the next Jim Butcher book). When I get a some time (haha), I’m probably going to listen to the Gift of Fear again, there are some things I want to put more thought into.

Looking forward to November. See you then. 😉

Thursday Already? October 20, 2016

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I’m having a hard time keeping days straight with my schedule. One of them is constant, the other is completely moldable, this is not terribly good for my consistency, nor my sense of time. But somewhat good for my sleeping. 😉 I did spend a bit of time taking the paint splatters off my bedroom floor, and a bit in the office, though I’ve got more to go in here.

Not much to report this week. I spent the weekend relaxing at home in comfy clothes and blankets. There was some WoW and some Netflix, and a good deal of sleep. I didn’t get a second interview from my phone interview a couple weeks back. Another month+ before I can start looking at CML postings outside my branch. But I should be getting my preliminary review soon for Whitehall. Health-wise, feeling a bit better this week than last, though the weather has turned sour.

I finished The Martian, and started on Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher. The difference in pace has me struggling a little, but it’s getting interesting. Next up, I think I’m going to try some Myth books by Asprin.