I took my current job with the plan that I would get the necessary experience to move on to a larger library back in suburbia in a few years. But an unexpected thing happened to me in rural library land. Small town life is growing on me. I love running a small library, with the constant hustle and bustle and truly being the hub of my small community. As the locals get to know me, they trust me more and are now reaching out to me to help with literacy and technology issues outside of the library. I’m still a private person compared to these small town folk. I don’t think a lifetime of living in the relative anonymity of a larger population will ever go away. But I’m finally starting to see what people see in small town life. Funny how this kind of realization can sneak up on you. By the way, those flowers were my birthday present from my small town. Hw often does that happen in a bigger library?
An older gentleman sauntered into the library with 2 small vases behind his back. He looked behind the circulation desk and said, “Oh good! You’re both here! Pick a hand!” He then proceeded to reveal the single carnations he had brought in for his librarians.
"I stole them!" He said. "My daughter’s boyfriend bought her a big bouquet of flowers and I stole a few for you ladies when they weren’t looking!"
Without batting an eye, my coworker winked and replied, “Stolen flowers are the best!”
Today those flowers are on the circulation desk for everyone’s enjoyment.
I mean like
How could it not be
every single moment is pure gold
and finally, one of my favorites
Before you check IMDB, yes, that is Dave Chapelle
One of my all time favorite movies!
The Olympic Games used to include gold medals in categories such as architecture, city planning, sculpturing and statistics. Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympics himself, won the gold medal in literature at the 1912 summer Olympics.
If only the Olympics still incorporated intellectual prowess as well as physical prowess. Maybe the US would reverse it’s trend toward intellectual mediocrity.
I WISH librarianship was that easy. But between helping patrons, building book orders, cataloging those new books, running statistics for annual reports and board meetings, planning and advertising all of those fun, free programs people like to attend, designing and teaching technology classes, managing the budget, and applying for grants, I never have time to sit and read for 6 hours at work. I never have time to read, unless it’s email or research for a patron or one of my projects, until I’m at home in bed.
44 Best Bodyweight Exercises Ever for Women - Click HERE to see the other 35 on YouTube.
Some of the exercises are adaptable to a broken wrist while others are a no go until I heal. I need to remember these to plan an alternate workout during healing time until I can pick up weights.