Of Baseboards and Mondays

Please forgive me for the forthcoming post.  It’s just a Monday, you know?  It’s ordinary, and I’ll be at work for a huge chunk of the day, and that’s that.  If that’s all you can stand to read about Monday, I humbly suggest that you skip ahead to the last paragraph.  Laughs await via the…

Clearing Off the Shelves: Library Edition

Sometimes, even the library goes through its shelves and gets rid of things that haven’t been used in forever.  Today I get to do some of that.  It isn’t quite as fun as getting rid of things I don’t need at home, but it’s pretty awesome for different reasons. My favorite part of the job…

Saturday Career Musings

Just a few quick thoughts today. 1) Forbes.com just told me that my degree is the worst choice if you’re planning to get a master’s degree.  That made me laugh.  Of course librarians don’t make a lot of money, but that’s okay with me.  I got into this field because I like it, not because…

Maintaining Professionalism

I don’t usually talk about my job in detail, because I would hate for anyone to feel like they can’t be totally open with their local librarians.  We’re kind of like bartenders or lawyers or something.  And by that, I just mean that we don’t tell people what other people are asking about.  So if…

I’m Employed!

Well, I’m technically not employed yet.  But I did get a job offer, and I’ve signed an acceptance of that offer, so it’s pretty official.  I’m really excited about it.  I get to dust off my library skills, and I even get to hang out with co-workers who like reading.  It’s going to be good….

Happy Feet

I got spoiled from June to February. While painting away my life on watercolor paper and ceilings, I somehow forgot that it’s normal to wear real shoes. I have a great pair of flip flops and some warm slipper-like boots. Who needs dainty, attractive shoes when you’re practically barefoot all the time? But it is…

The End of an Era (and Fresh Paint)

I’ve loved being a stay-at-home wife for the past several months.  It gave me a chance to start my Etsy shop, to paint more, to cook relaxed meals, and to just feel at peace.  But every season has its end, right? Sometimes while I was feeling at peace, I also felt like a bum.  Sometimes…