Saturday, June 23, 2007

"hey, stop taking my picture! I'm trying to cool off here!"

Before I went out to the grocery store this afternoon, I noticed that I couldn't find Rainey anywhere in the house. I called his name a few times, but figured he must be sleeping under the bed or something. After I got back from the store, I thought it was strange that he didn't come out when I came in the door. I called his name and looked under the furniture, but still didn't see him. I was starting to worry he had gotten out while I was sweeping the porches this morning, but I walked back to the kitchen to put away the groceries. I was reaching for the celery when I saw a little kitty face at the back door.

He looked desperate - it's pretty hot today - and he ran right in and sprawled on the cool kitchen floor. I guess that's what he gets for sneaking out!

Monday, June 18, 2007

and people say being a librarian is boring...

The stats from the first day of the summer reading programs:

6 programs totaling 5 hours
221 kids and caregivers
3 cryers
3 chapter books begun
5 pictures books read
2 rounds of "If You're Happy and You Know it"
2 rounds of "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
2 rounds of "Old MacDonald had a farm"
1 flannelboard story
2 irons for revealing invisble ink (lemon juice)
1 tired librarian

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

missing in action

I feel like the days are just blowing by right now. I'm jumping from project to program to meeting at work trying to finish up planning for my summer reading program, which kicks off next week.

Matt's done with school, and I've been grateful to have a househusband to put dinner on the table and do the household cleaning. He's going to New Orleans with the church youth group next week to do either construction or VBS. I plan on getting out of town this weekend to do some shopping and Father's Day celebrating.

No one has looked at our house in several weeks. This makes me slightly nervous, but then hopeful that the timing will be just riiiight for us to close on this house and then a new house, without me having to throw myself on the kindness of co-workers or church members so I can sleep and shower while I finish the summer reading program.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Two great weekends

It's been busy here, as usual. Last weekend we went to visit the town we'll be moving to in August. I hadn't been there and it was really great to see. We're gonna like it there. We scoped out neighborhoods and found some houses we like, one in particular. Now we just need our house to sell!

This weekend, I had the pleasure of being with my mom on her birthday. Mom and Dad came up Thursday evening and were here until Saturday. They are fun people and it's very relaxing to have them around. We ate and shopped and talked and we went hiking and saw two waterfalls. It was great. I'm sorry that we are moving farther away from them.