NaBloPoMo Day 12: The project not undertaken

Staycation is hard. We’ve already scrapped one of the projects we had planned for this week, because it just doesn’t seem feasible to even start to try to pull it off, particularly when neither of us has the first clue where to start or how to do what’s probably going to be required. My sister…

NaBloPoMo Day 10: Staycation is exhausting

Oy. I’m exhausted already. After last night’s staycation celebratory margaritas, I woke up early this morning and met one of my BFFs at the park we walk at. We hadn’t seen each other in more than a month, so we had lots of catching up to do. I don’t think two miles has ever gone…

NaBloPoMo Day 9: Staycation all I ever wanted…

As of approximately 4:45 this afternoon, I am on vacation until Monday, November 19th. I stayed a smidge late because I had to finish up the project I was working on at the time. Can’t go leaving the office for a week with all of those government document records needing fixes. That just wouldn’t be…

NaBloPoMo Day 8: Lunchtime distractions

I always mean to be productive on my lunch hour. I always fail. Sometimes, it’s my colleagues. Sometimes, it’s Facebook.  I always said I hated Facebook games and I would never play them. And then a friend I’d recently reconnected with sent me a request on Words With Friends. I am now hooked. On so,…

NaBloPoMo Day 7: Penance

I could lie to Kimmer you and change the time stamp on my post so that it isn’t immediately obvious that I didn’t post anything yesterday. But I’m too honest. Truth be told, I was exhausted after being up so late the night before and every ounce of energy I have is directed toward something that…

NaBloPoMo Day 6: Best election night ever

When you get last minute tickets to a football game played by your alma mater, and it gives you the opportunity to avoid all of the election coverage on your non-cable television? You go. You freeze your butt off, and you watch your alma mater lose, but you still have a good time and you…

NaBloPoMo Day 4: Hope glimmering

It was about 4:15 on a Wednesday afternoon when my former department colleague stopped by my office to ask if I’d heard the news. It seems that daily campus email had announced that our dean was no longer our dean and had been replaced by someone else. It hasn’t been uncommon in the past for…

NaBloPoMo Day 2: The new job

In July, I learned that I’d been selected for a new position in our library, in the technical services department. I was excited about the opportunity because thus far, I’ve been in two different positions under the umbrella of user access services. The new job is a step up and comes with a raise. BONUS!…