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This turned out to be one of those weekends that was all about sleeping in, enjoying a few treats, and generally hanging out together. Life gets so busy around here at times that we don’t often get time like this. It was nice to wake up each morning and say “What do you want to do today?” No places we had to be, no schedule we had to follow. Just time to be.

Meditation has helped me slow life down a bit, but I guess I’ve been a bit more caught up in other things the past month. Things that really just aren’t as important when I stop and take stock of my life. While I enjoy my work and generally find it fulfilling, the people (and dogs) in my life are what matter most. The connections to those I care about and who care about me count more in the end than how many presentations I do, articles I write, committees I serve on, etc. All that will pass away eventually. The memories that I cherish the most always have to do with the people I love.

Sometimes I lose sight of that. But I was reminded again this weekend where my main priorities are. These times with DH are precious because of the separations. Maybe I’m lucky in some ways because I realize this and the distance helps me keep a better perspective. Whatever it is, this was a weekend full of moments that will give me warmth.


The weather this weekend has been perfect. Today we decided to play miniature golf. After that, we stopped for some ice cream and went to check out the big letters on the hill. The videos are from there.

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November 2008


Mar. 10 - Photography Class

Mar. 11 - Quad Cities SnB

Mar. 12 - Lincoln Reenactor performance at BHE

Mar. 13 - Annual budget due

Mar. 14 - SnB trip to Galena

Mar. 16-21 - Spring Break

Mar. 16-18 - On the Front Lines library conference in Springfield

Mar. 19-22 - In Kansas

Mar. 23 - Orientation in Quad Cities

Mar. 24 - Photography Class

Mar. 26 - Spring Break for Academic Librarians workshop in Peoria

Mar. 27 - Supervisor Development in Quad Cities

Apr. 2 - Using Social Technologies in Library Instruction workshop

Apr. 6 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 6 - My birthday

Apr. 7 - Photography Class

Apr. 9-12 - In Kansas

Apr. 10 - College Closed

Apr. 12 - Easter

Apr. 13-19 - National Library Week

Apr. 13 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 14 - Photography Class

Apr. 16 - Evening Instruction Session

Apr. 17 - Information Literacy Summit

Apr. 18 - A Day of Books and Quilts at Toulon Public Library

Apr. 20 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 21 - Photography Class

Apr. 22 - Renegade Reference meeting in Bloomington

Apr. 23 - Illinois Library Day

Apr. 24 - Quarterly Supervisors Meeting

Apr. 27 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 28 - Photography Class

Apr. 29 - Supervisor Training in Quad Cities

May 5 - Photography Class

May 12 - National Library Legislative Day

May 25 - Memorial Day - College Closed

June 4 - RSA Users' Group meeting in Peoria

June 6 - SIL's birthday June 6 - Brother and SIL Anniversary

June 8 - Nancy Pearl at Bradley University

June 13 - WWKIP train trip to St. Louis

July 3 - Holiday - College Closed

July 4 - Independence Day

July 10 - Mom's Birthday

July 10-15 - ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

July 17-19 - Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair in Crystal Lake, IL

July 31 - 10th Anniversary

Sept. 7 - Labor Day, College closed

Oct. 6-9 - Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria

Nov. 23 - Brother's birthday

Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day, College closed

Nov. 27 - College Closed

Dec. 7 - MIL's birthday

Dec. 18 - DH's birthday

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

Dec. 26 - Dad's birthday

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