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End of June June 30, 2017

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June is done, in about twenty minutes. I’ve got a Ralphie for the weekend, and lots of fun with friends ahead. Including celebrating friends getting a brand new home. I’m looking forward to seeing it this weekend.

This week has been fairly quiet. The supervisors of the groups at the library are getting more organized. I’ve finished the pallet at Sprawl, and cataloged a tote of random paperbacks today. We’ve had a lot of rain, but the humidity is still pretty high.

Fourth of July coming up, everyone be safe, and be kind.

Finished Believe Me by Eddie Izzard, great book. Have started Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, and so far, not impressed with the author or narrator. So, I’ve downloaded a new Jim Butcher fantasy in case I give up on Tesla.

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Main Training February 16, 2017

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This week, I’m spending at the Main Library for CSS training. It has been a fairly quiet, and educational week. I’m enjoying having stairs to run up and down at work again. I really need to get more exercise. Looking forward to getting back to MLK next week, as well. This next step feels like a very good one on my path.

At Sprawl, we’re getting closer go having me cataloging in the actual library building, as well as getting a more solid plan for the public access catalog. I’m now over 1,000 books cataloged in the current collection, too.

This weekend includes a night with friends, going to see Newsies, and some puppy time.

As for audiobooks, this week I finished Redwall and Cold Days, and listened to Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Skin Game.

Weekly Call Home November 19, 2015

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For those in my reading audience that don’t know. This blog is my weekly “call home” in the digital world. Growing up, my grandmother would call us every Sunday at 4pm, to check up on the family. I don’t like telephones, never have – it wasn’t a good sound growing up – calls in the middle of the night with bad news happen more often when your parents are ministers of aging rural churches. An unexpected ringing phone still sets my heart racing.

So I type.

Spent last weekend cuddling with the puppy and watching tv – some digital broadcast, some Hulu, and some Sling TV. It was fun, I only have Netflix at home. Also did some random cooking. Hash Browns and Banana Fritters from scratch:

Hashbrowns

Banana Fritters

Even made two of the fritters into a S’more, for fun.

Smore

This week has been spent applying for jobs, doing a practice interview with a friend, pondering a professional haircut and preparing for the weekend. Tomorrow, I am volunteering at the ALAO conference in town, helping out the AV guy to make sure that all the presenters have what they need. Then I have events with friends all weekend. It is that time of year.

Summer Cold August 28, 2014

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So, I’ve caught a summer cold. I blame Allie and Shane. 😉 It’s kinda miserable, but at least I have a puppy to cuddle.

New classes started this week. Digital Libraries and Intro to Digital Preservation. Should be a fun semester, if very full of homework. One involves a group project, the other is individual work with group discussions(as per usual). One is light on reading, the other seems pretty heavy. So, should be an interesting semester.

More people leaving the store, heading into Holiday hiring soon. We’ve got a bunch of full time positions open. Wee, fun!  Still waiting to hear back on some recent applications. Fingers crossed.

 

Relaxing into Spring April 11, 2013

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Spent the weekend pet sitting for my friends. The kitty was very cranky at me for cuddling the puppy, so he mostly ignored me all weekend. Pup only ignored me when I watched tv, and he wanted to be upstairs watching the road. But we had a good weekend together, and some nice romps in the backyard. I watched the entire first season of CSI, so that was fun.

Mom and I are working out the details for her weekend visit. Truth be told, she’s doing most of the work, and I’m doing most of the waffling. Thanks, Mom!  But I’m looking forward to her visit next weekend.

This weekend is nothing much, a break from a month of fleet events in a row. Probably going out with friends tomorrow evening, but then probably just hanging around the apartment the rest of the time. Get some cleaning done, some reading done, maybe some writing. Weather’s dropping back down to chilly, so probably won’t go for the outdoor route.

Networking more, but still waiting to hear back from a lot of job applications. Library seems to be the way to go. The other stuff I like to do for fun, and perhaps killing the joy in them would be less ideal.

Good Weekend, Time to Sleep April 4, 2013

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Had a great weekend with my friends at MARCon this past weekend. We hosted our usual excellent party, with red and blue of tastiness. The music was great and the dancefloor stayed full all night. Thanks to all who made the party possible and kept it running smoothly.

Easter, I spent exhausted, and bored. I worked my first Sunday in over three years, and the place was dead, due to the rest of the mall being closed. But we carried on, and when I got home, it wasn’t too late to call my parents and wish them a Happy Easter, and Mom a Happy Birthday. And, thanks to some friends, I had a brand new (to me) bed to sleep in that night, too.

I am doing a bit more work on that “take care of me” thing, and bought a bunch of veggies this week. Even made and ate the Kale with Peanut Sauce (almond, really). And I have stuff for stir fry and stew. Making veggies and rice as I type, today.

This weekend will be for relaxing. As fleet heads to Kentucky for ConGlomeration, I am staying behind to puppy-sit. Such a cute, cuddly puppy, who could resist? Hoping to also get some writing done, but may just cuddle and sleep.

Waiting January 17, 2013

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Things are about to begin. Tonight we help set up for this weekend’s con. Tomorrow we get word back on a job for Rich. Next week, my nephew has another appointment with docs. Week after he turns 7. And I go to my second convention of the year. Week after that, I get to puppy-sit for a weekend again. I’m also pondering joining a writing group, to get me back on track. And at some point I really need to take my Prius in for warranty work.

This past week, not much happened. Aside from the usual, work, eat, sleep, look for jobs. Started reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Interesting piece. Though I’m far more interested in the history than the characters’ sex lives. He’s not too bad about it, just a few places where I looked at it and went, Really? I get that the romances are important to the play, but. Ah well. To each his own.

Okay, that’s all for this week. Take care.

Final Run-up to Christmas December 20, 2012

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We are in the midst of the final week before Christmas, and everyone is out shopping. The store is busy and we are scrambling to keep the shelves stocked. Distribution is already sending us books for January, of course, but we’re just trying to make it through December. Different nook deals every couple of days, and coupons all over the place. It finally feels like Christmas this week.

I only have two more work days left before Christmas. Then Sunday we are visiting Friends. My brother’s family on Monday, with Skype for Mom & Dad. Tuesday we’re having a day to ourselves to celebrate, watch Django, and puppy-sit.  Still haven’t decided on our Christmas Dinner.

My joints are a bit more achy lately with the stress of the holiday season, and the trying to save meds for when I need them until Rich gets hired again. (Also, by being too lazy to remember to take them every day.) But it’s only really bad when I have to lift the heavy boxes or break down empties. Unfortunately, that tends to be what they like me to do lately. Ah well.

So, Merry Christmas, everyone! And enjoy All the holidays this month. 🙂

Quiet Week September 14, 2012

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Not much to report, though apparently it’s the week of pets. Mom got a puppy and another friend got a baby ball python. ::shudders::

Recovered alright from ChiCon. Spent last weekend relaxing. Have another con this weekend.

Continuing to get loads of hours at work, but they’re starting to hire folk to take up the slack, so we’ll see how that goes. The holidays will be here before we know it. I put up Halloween books right beside Christmas books yesterday.

Health wise, I’m doing alright. Feeling pretty good. Still arguing with my body on certain points, but that’s typical. I do find that when I’m not feeling well, I tend to eat more healthily. It’s stress that sends me off into junk food. (or laziness, I’ve gotta work on this bringing food to work thing.)