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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.

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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.Β  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 onΒ  a copy of A Wizard of Earthsea.

Ursula K. Le Guin January 25, 2018

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Ursula K. Le Guin died this week. And I realized, I’ve never read any of her books. I cataloged some of hers this week, though. So, many artists live in obscurity, and though she did not, I know I should take the time to appreciate more of them than I do.

OhioDIG meeting on the DPLA and the ODN was good yesterday. I talked to a couple new people about their projects. And I got to see the really nice large-object scanner at the State Library. It’s something like This One, but the table is Way Bigger. Waiting to hear back from an interview I had later in the day, as well.

Working all weekend, so a quiet one. Might finish my paint-by-number. If so, I’ll post it.

This week, I’ve listened to Death Masks, again. Tomorrow, I’ll probably do a bit more Mists. Everything else I want is on the Holds list.

Merry Christmas!!! December 25, 2017

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After a week of baking and preparation, I have had a very nice Christmas weekend. I got lots of cookies in the cookie swap, and this week, I shared them with a group of friends. I cooked up my usual Chex/Crispix mix and shared it with my gaming friends. I exchanged presents with a few good friends, and soaps with a few old friends. I got to visit Alyssa and Noah and then Alyssa and I got to visit Erika and her little one. (Alyssa and I even when to Frank’s for lunch.) I even got to have dinner with Erika, the little one, and Brian. Christmas Eve and Day, I got to spend with my favorite puppy, make a Christmas roast, and eat all sorts of cookies. πŸ˜‰Β  On the Eve, I watched Die Hard and Die Harder, Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. (It amuses me that there is only one movie between Return and Last.) πŸ˜‰

In the library field, I only work two days this week before visiting my brother on Thursday (hopefully), and gaming all weekend. (And Chewy.com’s commercial’s doorbell just set off the Ralphie.) I have four applications out, in various stages of consideration. Full-time job in the new year <fingers crossed>.

As for books, I listened to I am Malala last week. This week, I started Mists of Avalon, and for my long drives, I’ve got Summer Knight keeping me company.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and will have a safe New Year.

The Fifth of November November 5, 2017

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Remember, remember…

Watched V for Vendetta with a classic Malaysian Chicken Pizza dinner on a stormy night in celebration of memory and Guy Fawkes.

Library life goes smoothly. Another rejection, another round of applications. Sprawl has been quieter this week. Almost done with the New books. Soon, I’ll be adding more to the miscellaneous collection from all his traveling.

Had a fun night with the girls this weekend. We made 14lbs of soap, and one of lotion bars.

My portion

Finished NPCs, listened to Grave Peril, and then listened to a podcast on the Dark Net and how it came to be. Next up is back to Ship of Fools.

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. πŸ˜‰ 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! πŸ™‚