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Posted on: July 23, 2008

…wrist. I never realized quite how liberating it can be to leave your watch at home. Even when I don’t have to be somewhere I find myself checking it often. But this week, I took it off. In fact, I’m not ever sure where it is right now. And I don’t care!

We went to the Oz Museum in Wamego today. It was really neat. I’ll share pictures later. I’ve been having more fun this week with my Flip camera.

We might go over to Abilene tomorrow…the DH and me. It’s been too hot this week to do anything outdoors. I’ve been wanting to visit the Eisenhower Presidential library there. I also hear there is a good restaurant somewhere in town.

Thought for the day: that bright golden haze on the meadow that guy sang about. It was because it was hot and humid. Not my idea of a beautiful morning. Yes, I will be complaining about the heat until the temperatures go back below 90 and the humidity stays in the rivers and lakes where it belongs. *laugh*

I’m melting

Posted on: July 22, 2008

…from the heat. It’s been hot here the past few days. 90’s and even hotter. When will winter get here again? I’m really ready for snow. *laugh*

DH’s parents are visiting and we’re sticking to inside activities. Think we’re heading to post today to show them around. Ft. Riley is a historically interesting post with lots of old buildings. And his mom has been commissioned to find a couple of toddler Ft. Riley t-shirts.

I’m really fortunate to have in-laws that I like and get along with. It’s always a pleasure to visit them or have them visit us.

And it’s nice to have some time off work. With all the other stuff with job searches going on and people having time off, it’s been a busy summer and I was more tired than I realized. I turned the cell phone off this week and I haven’t had a watch on since I got home Friday night. That’s about as unplugged as I can get this week. (Still have to check email because of the Friday thing.)

I started knitting Fred the Friendly Monster, but I don’t like how it’s turning out knitted flat, so I’m going to start over and knit him in the round. Which means a visit to the LYS today to pick up some size 4 DP’s. And since I’m making him for a boy, he also won’t be pink. It’s a quick knit and Fred might be in a new home by the end of the week.

I wish I could think of something insightful and interesting to say. But my brain is in vacation mode now. Have a good day!


Posted on: July 12, 2008

We went to see Journey to the Center of the Earth today. Guess it was fairly entertaining and we got 3D glasses because it was in 3D. So, you know, you needed the glasses. But I don’t know if it was really worth non-matinee prices.

Tuesday night I’m going to see Hancock with a couple of people from work. I wonder what will happen if I were my 3D glasses to watch that movie.

After that we went to Ace to buy this cool folding chair advertised in the weekly ad. Snagged the last one. It will come in handy in the studio apt. one I get moved in next month. When you say folding chair, that doesn’t sound very promising, but it really is quite nice looking and very comfortable.

Maddie seems to have damaged her jumpers somehow this weekend. We’ve had to boost her up onto our bed whenever she’s wanted to be up there and she hasn’t been very willing to sit up for treats. We think maybe she missed a jump when we weren’t home. But she seems to be getting better. The whole dogs not speaking human gets in the way when they aren’t acting normal.

Had some rain this morning and overall the day has been cool and pleasant. Turned off the AC tonight and opened as many windows with screens that we could.

Watched The Postman Always Rings Twice on TCM tonight. I’ve never seen it before. Definitely a good, twisted flick. We’ve actually caught a few good movies on TCM recently.

No big plans for tomorrow (Sunday). Looks like it’s going to be hot, so we’ll probably hide in the AC coolness of the house. Hope everyone out there is having a good weekend.

Usually on Wednesdays, I start my day with a meeting in the afternoon. I work the evening ref desk shift, so I’m usually at work somewhere between noon and 1 pm. Our collection development meeting today was canceled though, so it was a good time to catch up on blog feeds and email (although I don’t think I’m ever really caught up on email. *laugh*)

Morning are usually a good time to sleep in. Today however, I was up early to get my transmission serviced. Just general routine maintenance. When I move into my little studio next month, Wed. morning will probably be a good time for cleaning and grocery shopping.

And tonight I’m working the ref desk. Since we’re working on weeding the reference collection, I usually spend a couple of hours doing that on Wed. evenings. Things are pretty slow in the library during the summer nights. Tonight I’m also doing some work on suggestions for some changes to our Comp I instruction sessions and a bit more planning for SWARM International.

Doesn’t my job sound highly exciting? I might have to do this again in the fall when we’re in the midst of instruction. My week looks very different then.

Anyway. Enough about that for now.

I’ve got a lovely purple colored thumb nail right now after slamming in the back door on my finger Monday morning. At least it isn’t throbbing anymore. I’m such an incredible clutz sometimes.

After all the work, our job searches have been closed and we have only hired one person. Guess some reevaluation will need to be done on where to go from here.

There was a bit of excitement around LittleUtown tonight when the emergency sirens went off. Seems some funnel clouds were sighted south of town from a little storm system blowing through. I wasn’t in the library at the time since it was my dinner break, but they herded everyone downstairs for a few minutes. We were never under an official (National Weather Service) warning though.

For now, that’s all the news there is to know.

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