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Diminishing Enthusiasm

Thursday, April 23, 2015      4 comments

Having been distracted by other, more urgent, obligations, and having a messy, MESSY house because of it, I woke up this morning ready to clean the heck outta my living environment.... And I started out OK, but then tapered off, finding roa... Read more

Home Again

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      2 comments

As great as it was to be with my dear college friend, it still feels great to get back home again, and have my own menu and timetable.... Went to the grocery store and bought some lovely produce.... the cameo apples looked beautiful at 77 c... Read more


Tuesday, April 21, 2015      3 comments

I'm staying with a friend from college for a few days , but have had a wonderful time, just hanging out and even helping her daughter who has newborn twins... But We DID attend a Texas A&M baseball game on Sunday afternoon.... That was... Read more

Taking It Easy

Saturday, April 18, 2015      3 comments

After the frenetic pace of the last week or so, today seemed almost comatose.... I slept in and then pretty much caught up on some little indoor tasks and some reading for recreation... And I got to listen to my beloved Texas A&M baseball t... Read more

End of Conference

Saturday, April 18, 2015      5 comments

A few observations: I did a HUGE amount of walking these last few days while I was at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, with today, being a shorter day, having the fewest steps. Oddly enough, NONE of the stairs at the Au... Read more

Librarian Love

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      4 comments

I love libraries and the people who inhabit them. My presentation at the Texas Library Association annual conference went great, and there were several people who cornered me afterwards to tell me how much they enjoyed it....I was SO reliev... Read more

Librarians Everywhere

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

The Texas Library Association annual conference started today, and librarians of all kinds arrived in Austin ready to learn and to party... The exhibit hall was opened early for two hours as a special event, and the TLA served refreshments/dinne... Read more

True Thought

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      4 comments

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Things Are Shaping Up

Saturday, April 11, 2015      3 comments

My presentation for the Texas Library Association's annual conference in Austin next week is shaping up nicely.... I KNOW that it should have been ready a month ago, but it wasn't... there was just too much going on, and I had higher priori... Read more


Friday, April 10, 2015      5 comments

Texas cooled down overnight, and while it started out rainy and wet, by noon it was dry, and the afternoon was sunshiny.... it made it a lot easier to work in the garage.... Slow progress. But it IS PROGRESS!... Read more

Reluctant, But Did It Anyway

Friday, April 10, 2015      8 comments

Another First for me today.... I changed the blade on a band saw... all by myself!!! With help from the internet... When I cut up old rejected, useless books for crafting projects, I use my husband's old bandsaw... he checked me out on it t... Read more

First Time for Everything

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      6 comments

Today I threw away perfectly good candy... Easter candy..... chocolate eggs... I didn't need them... I didn't really WANT them.... they were too sweet.... TOO SWEET??!?!? When has anything ever tasted too sweet to me??? But they d... Read more

Hard, but Good

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      1 comments

I'm working in the garage, trying to use the bandsaw to cut up some samples for my talk on recycling books next week at the Texas Library Association.... It was a perfectly gorgeous day, but maybe a wee bit warm... In fact, the garage was h... Read more

I Found It!

Monday, April 06, 2015      3 comments

About a month ago I lost a diamond (not really, but Cubic Zirconium doesn't roll off the pen as easily) stud earring.... I was in the shower when I noticed an empty earlobe, and after looking all over everywhere for it for days and days, I figur... Read more

He Is Risen!

Sunday, April 05, 2015      0 comments

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. Mahatma Gandhi God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, ... Read more

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