Friday, August 29, 2014

Finally Friday Aug. 29

MADE IT. And now to distract myself from printer failure (Tech! Why must it plague us when it's not working? From every corner?) ...

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Cool. I would print it if I could! (Oops on the distraction from printer failure. :P)



Yep. How many times this week? Most of the time I still managed to do it with a smile. And if it wasn't a smile at least it wasn't a grimace?



Other people don't quite get it. So they don't listen and put a bunch of tables to block the way. How it goes.



Love these colors. The pic makes me laugh.



I kind of want. I KNOW Clinton and Stacy would not approve. I know.



I hope I didn't sound grumpy. I feel like I did. Have a great Labor Day.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TBT Beginning of the Year Read Alouds

Still nothing new that is finished to share today. My brain's not quite ON yet with the library still all discombobulated--it's coming along but we won't have shelves for another couple weeks. Here are our pretty cabinets.



I've mostly been getting the computer lab up and running. LESS THAN INTERESTING. Especially if they are going to close it for three months for testing. But I know for some of you YOU are the ones getting closed for testing. So I won't whine and I'll just remind you of these if any of you would like to use them.


Click on the first pic to download the pdf.




There are also these if you are so inclined. Click on the pic to download.


I did go in to a classroom to read My Teacher is a Monster and Hooray for Hat. Well received even if I didn't have a silly little bookmark ready to commemorate. And I read Sea Monster's First Day on Tuesday. Slow start but we will hit the ground running!

Monday, August 25, 2014

#IMWAYR August 25



It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.

GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.




Well. It's been weeks now and all I really have to show for it is
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda, #6)Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus by Tom Angleberger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

HIGH three. Not my fave of the series (#1 and #3) but a great ending all the same. They're learning, those McQuarrie kids. Sometimes a little slowly but they're learning!

My 6 year old niece saw the open book and asked me if it was my diary since it was Star Wars and it had drawing in it. ;)


It's the first week of school with the kids. Apparently I will be spending quite a bit of time in Kindergarten. They are cute but all day? EEEK! So we shall see. If you're already back ... have a great week! If it's your first ... survive! You'll thrive in a couple more days. ;)

Hope to get back on a reading track soon.


It's this niece's 7th birthday today. We celebrated on Saturday with another niece who was turning 1. I didnt' get a pic of her! I <3 being an aunt.


I do not like the mean person who put a huge scratch down the side and then ding in my car. I don't like them at all. But I love being an aunt. And daughter. And sister. And a TL. And a reader.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Look at our Space!

In light of a current linky this makes me laugh. It'll all be good, though. There are plans. Will just take another three weeks or so to implement. ;)

I'm attempting Instagram and posted this earlier. For as much as I love photos I'm terrible at remembering to take them. Are you on Instagram? Let me know! Would love to have more in my feed.

Have you started back to school yet?



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Thursday, August 14, 2014

(almost) Finally Friday Aug. 15

Theoretically I was supposed to start back on contract today (or yesterday, depending on how you look at it and when you read this). But due to the space still being "unlivable" and a non-functional work laptop ... went and got allergy shots, worked off some frustration on the treadmill, and came home. Friday morning I will go work with another librarian at another campus but do you know, I'm thinking this might be the afternoon. In the name of job research. Won't be able to put off next week because of meetings but these two days were my supposed "work" days anyway.


This is what I did this afternoon.



Don't we all love a good infographic? And Google?



Have you watched much? Just a little. IT FREAKS ME OUT. Seriously, could not pay me money to go diving in those waters. Even in a cage. Barely in a sub.



Not a morning or late night person. 10:30-1:30 like nobody's business.




Our presentation for TCEA got accepted! So no wimping out. This will happen this year.



Just an FYI ... taking a bit of a FB break so it won't be a quick way to contact me for a bit. Anything you might see will have been pre-scheduled or auto-posted. Good timing. Escape some of the "noise" and rest my hand/wrist/elbows.


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Finally Friday Aug. 8

This has been both the longest and shortest summer vacation ever. For me, anyway. You?
Short today because I'm still supposed to be careful about how much time I spend on the keyboard. Or reading (holding books). WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO? :P Also terrible timing with school starting (and non-functional space) but oh well.


Had some ideas for maybe this but even programming the Cameo is keyboard time.



I do love this notebook. And the little nerd monster corner bookmark.



Can't say any of this looks like my normal style (97% of the time NOT gold ... silver) but the idea is quite awesome.



And a Hank quote. Because he is so often wise.




Favorite library organization/space saving tips? I'm in need.

Monday, August 4, 2014

#IMWAYR Aug 4



It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.

GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.




EEEK! As the summer winds down I find it harder to actually FINISH things. I've started several but haven't finished them! Plus I've been having to watch both computer and reading time. Finally went to the dr. Dumb "ulnar nerve" something or other. Very undignified. Means tingly numb pinky fingers up to elbows on both hands. More actually holding/reading a book/ereader than on the computer but really both.

Only finished these.


And am in the middle of these. So the goal is to FINISH at least a couple.


I should just take Snicker off. Maybe I'll try it again as a print book. The audio is just not working for me at all. Not mentioned here is Cosmic that I checked out from Overdrive again. That audiobook makes me LAUGH. Seriously. I wish I would have gotten IT from Audible and not Snicker.