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Back to School.. or Look Ma, I’m Posting August 19, 2017

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The kids are slowly trickling out of the library and back to school. Things are returning to quiet. And I’m on the hunt for my next move. Not as easy as it sounds.

Nearly done with the last (current) bit of collection three at Sprawl, then on to Glen Cook’s until the boss gets back. Massive construction on the road, and high volume at the other half of the warehouse has made it quite a month.

Eclipse on Monday, I’ll probably stay at work for our program to view it, unless I get another offer. Looking forward to another girl’s night next weekend, oil paint and all.

Finished Mocking Jay, and Fool Moon again, and now I’m listening to Mogworld by Yatzee Croshaw. Ridiculous and fun, as expected. Lots of books on hold, so luck of the draw will determine what I go on to next.

All the Birthdays! July 20, 2017

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Today is Erika’s Birthday, Saturday Shari’s, Monday mine, and next weekend Marianne’s! I’m going to visit my family this weekend to celebrate my Dad’s from earlier this month, and my niece’s in August (as well as mine). And a birthday lunch with Erika on Sunday in the plan, since I’ll be so far north anyway. Then Monday for birthday lunch with Marianne who’s in from Scotland for the a while this summer, and in town for the weekend, and birthday dinner in the evening.

It’s been a rough week, been still vaguely ill all week, hopefully done now. We shall see. Didn’t work as much as I should have, but worked as much as I could.

I’ve been lazy about finding a new book to listen to, so I’ve re-listened to Storm Front and Hunger Games.

Not Feeling Well July 15, 2017

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Late post, as is usual lately. Stayed in Thursday with major headache to go with the massive storms and flooding. Worked a day yesterday, but home sick again today with a mild fever. Bleh.

In other news, finishing up the last few totes of current collection 3… until he gets more. 😉 Library’s having some good programs with the kids. Lots of participation in SRC.

I finished Aeronaut’s Windlass, but waiting on holds for my next book. Trying to finish Jordan/Sanderson. Lots of series going, just gotta finish them up.

Happy Independence Day… Week… July 6, 2017

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Hope everyone had a great and safe Independence Day celebration this week. I watched fireworks on TV, watched ID4, and attended a couple cookouts. It was a great time with friends.

The library is staying pretty busy, with a farm visit this week aside from our usual afternoon programs. Our summer reading program is going really well, too. Lots of kids and adults reading through the summer.

I’ve put Wizard on pause, and now I’ve started The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher. I’ve also started the Final season of Bones. 😦

Happy Birthday to Dad in a couple days! 🙂

New Year 2017 January 5, 2017

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Had a nice quiet long weekend and played Lots of new boardgames. I’m not even sure I remember them all, let’s see: Star Wars:Rebellion, Lords of Waterdeep, Tsuro, Pandemic, Star Trek: Five-Year Mission, The Game of 99, and Run for Your Life, Candyman.  It was a nice way to ring out the old and in the new year.

Finished Princep’s Fury, and Proven Guilty and am waiting for First Lord’s Fury to become available – last book in the Codex Alera series, and am listening to White Night at home. I’m on the Dune waitlist, too. Figure I should at least give it a try.

Two pre-interview rejections on the job front. One interview next week, and one more application waiting. Looking, looking, looking. Full time needed as soon as I can manage.

Life’s pretty good, all in all. Getting together with friends this weekend, and DeCon next weekend. 🙂

In Between and Almost Done December 29, 2016

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Hope everyone had a great Christmas weekend. I had a very nice visit with my brother, sis-in-law, nephew, and nieces this weekend. We even played Monopoly (Jr) without any big fusses. It was good to see them all and catch up with their lives and adventures. I spent the rest of the weekend watching my holiday movies: Die Hard 1 & 2 and Star Wars IV, V, & VI. Coming up: A quiet ringing in of the new year with small handful of friends.

On the reading front, finished books 6 and 7 of the Dresden files, and Captain’s Fury. Tried a short story collection, but only got a few stories in before getting annoyed at now knowing who any of the people were, and went back to Butcher for Princep’s Fury.

Work is quieter with the holidays. Not so many people out, hardly any requests for things. But it’s good to get everything caught up and ready for the new year, and long weekends are extra nice for this ex-retail worker.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and New Year. See you in 2017.

Happy Holidays! December 21, 2016

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Merry Yule, Happy Solstice, and Merry Christmas!

Christmas

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season. I’ve attended two gatherings so far, five more to go. Having a great time with friends, and this weekend, I get to spend time with the puppy, too.

Rogue One was a great movie, looking forward to seeing it again. 🙂 Still listening to more Dresden at home – up to book 6 now.  Still working on Captain’s Fury at work. Have another short story collection ready to go next.

Work is good, and fairly busy. I’ve got a handful of applications out for full time work, as well.

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

DeConpression January 14, 2016

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This weekend is DeConpression 13, a relaxicon put on by a handful of my friends, that I will be attending with a whole lot of my friends. Movies, singing, coloring, cooking contest, panels, dancing, and having a bunch of fun. So looking forward to it.

On the job front, I’m getting a lot of silence. But I’m back volunteering at CML, so I’ve got something to do besides watch Netflix all day. Two more rolls of the index digitized this week. Working on my PHP skills, soon to be put to productive use. No really, I’m going to get those genealogy pages working some day, I swear. 😉 Went to a Life Planning (death planning) class last night, and learned all about wills, and various powers of attorney, and advanced directives. So, some things to do to get my affairs in order… which will be more important when I get hired somewhere.

We have snow this week, that’s actually sticking around a few days. So, at least it’s prettier out. Finished Cold Days by Jim Butcher, and am now on Skin Game. Watched some new (to me) movies over the weekend – The Abyss, Pentagon Wars, Falling Down, and Practical Magic (turns out I hadn’t ever seen that). Finished watching Defying Gravity (why do interesting/good space shows always end too soon?) and started watching The Expanse.

Happy Thanksgiving November 26, 2015

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Family and Friends!

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

Ralphie tried to save me from myself by attacking the loaf of wheat bread for the stuffing, but I caught it before it was destroyed. I may have roasted the hen upside-down… maybe. All in all, though, it turned out really well. Just ate about half of this (all the hen, not quite half the cranberry sauce) for first dinner. Finishing it in a few hours for second dinner.  😉

Had a really nice weekend with friends this past weekend. Another one ahead. December, funnily enough, will be much quieter than November was. Hopefully, it’ll help me keep up the energy I need to get a job nailed down. A lot of applications to send out there. Still optimistic.

Taking a break from Dresden Files until I can get the Marsters narrated Ghost Stories. (I tried, I just couldn’t do it with Glover.) So, I picked up Neil Patrick Harris’s Choose Your Own Autobiography audiobook from the library. They had to change it up a bit for the audiobook, but it’s just as entertaining as I expected.  Going to take a look for Carey Elwes’ As You Wish, too at some point. It wasn’t at Bexley, when I was, at least.

Enjoying the ridiculous Detroit Lions game today. Wow…

Hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend.