Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

We're in rainy Florida with Matt's family - Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

a redneck joke

"You know you work in a redneck library if the alarm goes off because someone opened the emergency exit door to spit!" from my co-worker who just saw the whole incident

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Trees on Sky

I love all four seasons. I am fascinated with each of them, probably because of all that time spent in Florida, the land of one season - hot. I have favorite things in the landscape of each season. In spring, I love the blooming of one flower after another. In summer, I love how dusk seems to last forever, and how the fireflies glow against the masses of green things. In fall, I'm obviously fascinated by the leaves. And in winter, it's the bare trees against the sky.
There's something about the constancy and structure of tree branches that contrasts with the ever changing colors and textures of the sky. They show each other off beautifully, don't you think? I'm blessed to drive up and down, there and back in these foresty mountains that offer different sky scenes every day and my trees - stark and showy.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Slice of Life: Pie and Cat

It's so nice to have another free Saturday. I liked it so much, I made my favorite pie - sour cream apple pie - yummy! I also did laundry and ran errands with Matt, but there wasn't a rush. Aaaahhhh.
It's also nice to have a warm, fuzzy cat around. Here's Rainey in his favorite spot on our bed.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Not a people person...

I've been thinking this week about my interactions with others. And I've come to an important conclusion that many who know me have probably already come to. I'm not a people person - or, to be more specific, because I do like people, even some pretty strange ones - I'm not an extrovert. At all. Too much time with others, though I love them, drains me.

On Friday, I spent almost the entire day in working with others. I like working with others, but in small doses, you know? One of my libraries has been renovated and to put it all back together, we have to work as a team. A good portion of my work Friday was instructing the prison work crew in the Dewey Decimal system (and hearing about their, ahem, personal lives - they turned out to be mostly nice guys and pretty good shelvers). And people think working in a library is boring!

So, after the prisoners, I was pretty tired. Then, it was home to change, and head to the sunday school Christmas party. Lots of fun, but also lots of people.

You can imagine how relieved I was to get to spend most of Saturday by myself. I only had to talk to Matt, the bank teller, and the clerk at the $2 store. Nice - I got all recharged for the week ahead.