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Olympic Weekend August 18, 2016

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Spent most of the weekend with my parents watching the Olympic Games in their Air Conditioned hotel room. Yay, A/C. It was fun, I remember watching the olympics and other sports with them when I was growing up, it was a good time together. Hope my nieces are having wonderful birthdays, yesterday and today. 🙂

Work is going along. I did a lot of book-finding today at CML. We had our first official IFLA tour yesterday, and the Big One tomorrow. I’m nearly to 200 books cataloged on the new collection over at Sprawl. Lots of Science Fiction Book Club editions, and lots more signed editions. It’s very fun.

I finished Memnoch the Devil, and got through Allegiant. Now, I’m on Hat Full of Sky by Pratchett. I think, thus far, I’ve managed to listen to this series exactly backward. Ah well, it’s kind of interesting that way. Like delving into history.

The rental company has decided to do full-building pest control on Monday, one month before I move. So, I’ve got lots of early packing to do this weekend. Weee, fun! 😉

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Looking Forward August 11, 2016

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Biggest news of the week – I have had my application for a new apartment accepted. At the end of September, I will be moving to a new place – townhome with A/C and everything. 😉 Well, not everything, I think I’m still without a dishwasher, but at least I’ll have kitchen counters. And according to the crime map, it’s a safer area, too.

In work news, Whitehall’s wrapping up their Summer Reading Club and getting geared up for the school year. This weekend starts IFLA ( International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and since we’re a new branch, we’ll have international visitors next week. Over at Sprawl, I just finished putting the newest collection into plastic totes – 54 in all, and tomorrow I’ll start cataloging them. A Lot of 1st edition hardcovers, and many of them signed.

In audiobook news – I just finished Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (yes, I’m reading the series in the wrong order), and I’ve started in on Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice because, of all the books I’ve read by her, I thought this would be the most interesting to revisit. Also, everything else I want to listen to is on hold. And The Martian doesn’t appear to be available through the library.

Mom and Dad are coming to visit this weekend. The girls’ birthdays are next week, but they’re to the age of having friends parties instead of family. Had a nice weekend with the puppy, and enjoyed a few movies and finishing the first season of The Librarians on Hulu.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast

February is Here February 4, 2016

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I had a good time visiting Erika, Brian and baby Elle at the end of last week, as well as getting to see the happy Grandparents. She’s only 4 weeks old now, so tiny little sleepy, hungry dear, but good to meet her and visit with friends. Went out to dinner with my brother’s family, and one of the sets of in-laws on the weekend, too. Gave my nephew an early happy birthday hug while I was at it. So many children. 😉  But it was good to see them all, too.

This week has been more shenanigans, as I returned home to find my internet out, again. This time it was due to my AT&T modem apparently dying, so two days later, when I finally got annoyed enough to call, they mail me a new one, which raises my bill by a rental fee. Weeee! Customer service lady gave me poor information, so I ended up spending another extra day without net because I missed the delivery. But once I got it in hand, setup went smoothly, and I even did it properly, changing the Network ID and everything.

Found three entry-level library jobs to apply for this week. Still waiting to hear stuff on the dream job(s). I have a back-up plan, come March, but I really don’t want to use it. Fingers crossed.

Vacation! August 9, 2015

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3 out of 4 parts of my vacation complete. Fourth part starts in about a half an hour when my parents arrive. It’s been a great time, so far.  Great to relax for a few days after finishing all my grad school exams. Wonderful to see high school friends again, and share their joy. And fun to see my nieces and nephew for birthday celebrations yesterday. Before I get back to the final grind at B&N, I also get to spend a couple days with my parents. 🙂 Who have made grad school possible. So grateful!

As promised, my Webdesign Final Project: http://www.CatesCreativeDesign.com

More content to come if I have time this month, and certainly this fall with my internships.

Time to finish cleaning before the parents arrive. 😉

Happy Thanksgiving! November 28, 2014

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And Black Friday!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I had a very nice afternoon with my Brother’s family. And evening with the puppy.

Work today was nice and busy, but I left before it got too hectic. Mall traffic was already awful, but we had plenty of people on hand to help today. So that was nice.

Still working on my last final for Digital Libraries. And then, Break!

So Much to Do! May 15, 2014

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MarCon was great this past weekend. I had a blast with all my friends from far and wide. It was good to relax and hang out. The new cups are pretty, and kept trash to a minimum. The new sound system was sweet, and kept both rooms rocking. I’m told we even had some toddlers dancing in a nearby room.

This weekend is more hanging out with friends Friday, a small get-together on Saturday, and then family on Sunday. Mom’s even bringing me her very own homemade tomato sauce! I am ridiculously excited about her sauce. 🙂

Monday is the start of my May-term management class. Three weeks to do ten modules. And I had to buy three books for it. Wheee fun! So I’ll be starting that this weekend, too, because next weekend is camping. Yay, camping!

Yay, Laundry! February 20, 2014

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So, biggest news of the week, after nearly two months, they finally reattached my dryer vent to the tube. I got to do laundry in my very own building this week, and more to do this weekend because I got sleepy and watched Tom Clancy movies instead of finishing.

The NGS Kickstarter is fully funded and well on its way to stretch goal #2, so that’s Awesome. Lots of fun little extras and posts and such going up each day. Check it out if you haven’t already.

My Organization of Information class looks like it is going to be full of useful information and practical skills, so I’m excited about that. My Access class has a fun project this week – using actual almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias to find random bits of information. I had forgotten how much crazy and random facts are in an almanac. I also remembered to apply for the bookseller scholarship in time this year. I remembered to look it up before work on Wednesday and it was due by Feb 28th, so I got it done immediately. Fingers crossed.

It was good to see Pete and the kids this weekend. Though I think they found me a bit boring this time, as I mostly sat and talked with their dad and snuggled the dog.

This coming weekend is not planned with any events. Just relaxing, finishing laundry and getting ahead on homework. 🙂

Merry Christmas to All! December 26, 2013

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Had a really nice Christmas. Spent Christmas Eve morning at work, with very understanding folks who knew they were too late for what they wanted. Spent the rest of the day watching Star War, wrapping presents and snuggling the puppy. Christmas Day I spent the afternoon with Pete and family, including their new dog. We had a great time with new toys, games, puzzles and books. Then I spent the evening watching the end of Matt Smith’s term as Doctor Who. I have new (and old) movies to watch, new books to read, and new clothes to shop for. Thank you to those that sent cards, I filled up my “mantlepiece” this year. 🙂 Hope everyone else had a wonderful day as well.

Now, if I can just get rid of this cold, I’d be doing great. I think I’ve caught up on all the in-theater movies I want to see (unless Ender makes it to the dollar theater), so this weekend will involve more resting after work on Saturday. On another health note, if anyone has a three-bean chili recipe they’re particularly fond of, I’m in the market. Cold med-head has put Ancestry.com research on temporary hold, but I should get back to it next week.

Family Fun August 22, 2013

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Spent the weekend with my family. Saturday was the girls’ birthday party. We had make-your-own soft tacos for lunch, and cake and ice cream for dessert. The cake had Ariel on it, both the girls’ names and candles for each of them to blow out. They got lots of toys and books, and had a great time putting things together and trying them out. Adorable as always, we had a great afternoon with my brother’s family, my parents, Jen’s parents, and my aunt and uncle.

Sunday, my parents and aunt and uncle (and dogs) came down for a picnic in a “nearby” park. The map made it look much closer than it really was, but we found it eventually. The pups had a nice run with the big dogs in the huge dog park. Then we went to a picnic area for lunch of salads and sandwiches. A short walk around a nearby pond finished out our afternoon in the sun.

Mom and I did some grocery shopping, and then went to see Star Trek Into Darkness at the dollar theater. Monday, we did some household and shoe shopping, then took Dad to Red Lobster. He and I spent the afternoon telling stories on the couch while Mom napped. Then one final meal before they headed back to the hotel.

It was a good visit.

Now, I’m eager for school to start on Monday. My professors have started posting welcome messages, but they are holding off on the syllabus posting until Monday. I did finally get a name for my tools for success class, a PhD candidate at KSU. Just a few more days to go! 🙂

Happy Birthday, America! July 4, 2013

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Happy 4th of July everyone. 🙂

Red, White and Boom was pretty last night. Watched it on an old, but fairly sizable TV. Not sure the weather today is going to be good for fireworks, but might go out and see what I can see. Haven’t really finalized plans yet. My usual Thursday events are not happening.

Forgot to go visit my brother last weekend, so take two is this Sunday. Probably including an all-family Skype for Dad’s birthday. Spending the rest of the weekend pet-sitting for friends heading to a convention out of town.

Work today was very slow, until just before I was leaving. Folk finished with the parades and came in out of the rain. Hope sales do well, it’s been a down week. I do have to be back in tomorrow morning, but I have Saturday off to sleep and play with the puppy.

Utility shut off and turn on dates all sorted out, though I am not convinced that AT&T has it right, as I didn’t receive the second emails that I should have. We’ll find out in the next few days, though. Might require another telephone call tomorrow.  Books and CDs are packed, just a couple more weeks to go.

Busy, busy life. 🙂