Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Just in time...

Remember how I was sick and taking vacation days left and right and stressing about my negative comp time (about 33 hours) n'at?

Remember how I've been working daylight on Tuesdays to go to this über cool discussion group for my church The Open Door?

Did I mention that I actually left the house early today to get to work at 9:45 instead of 10 and planned to work until 6:15 pm to gain another bit of comp time (chipping away at that 33 hours...)?

Did I mention I had to drive to Sewickley (a 30 min drive from my library) in the middle of the day for training for our Summer Reading Club?

Well, even if you didn't know any of those things before now, doesn't that seem like a lot, already?

Well, guess who forgot to look at the monthly calendar. Yes, guess who didn't notice that Jenny was on vacation this week, so I'm working her desk shift. Yes, thazzright, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

God Bless Laura, who was the bearer of the bad news, but stayed 20 minutes late so I could run to Wendy's for some sup-sup-suppertime! This is when arriving 15 minutes early on Saturday to relieve her and just being friendly in general pays off big time.

In other news, the party last night was so fun that I am seriously (ack) considering attending the wedding shower tomorrow.

I think, though, at the end of this evening, I will definately need a beer or a bath or maybe both. Because rise and shine, tomorrow is the last Mother Goose of the season.

Oh, let's not go there. Oh, all right...I was supposed to have something for the kids, it being the last week. Then I took my sweet time ordering it, b/c first I had to get a purchase order, and then to get the discount I had to update my ALA membership. By the time I ordered it, guess what, it's on back order.

So then, I had a brainstorm that I would make the booklets that Librarian Sally has for her storytimes.

Today, I had a panic moment when I realized, I am not Librarian Sally, and so I devised an item for our graphic artist to put together.

But I was out this afternoon, she was out this afternoon, and so now I have...nothing. MAYBE she'll have something for me by 10 a.m. tomorrow, but now I'm like between a rock and a very hard place.

EXCEPT: I'm here at work for another 2 hours, so I could come up with something on my own...

But I really don't want to.

So I think I'll go online and see what I can come up with that's not too cheesy. Because I told them I'd have something for them. And I WILL, but there's the backorder, and the fact that the graphic artist and I had crossed wires.

CALGON TAKE ME AWAY! (oh, and I am experiencing PMS, so that's fun too.)

But what happened good in your day, Sarah Louise?

I had an awesome lunch at a French café in Sewickley. The veggie soup was creamy and yummy and the veggie sandwich--the crust was crunchy, the cheese was cheesy--it was ambrosial.

Still re-reading Girl's Poker Night. Still loving it. Today I rejected two audio books: a James Lee Burke mystery that just seemed a little too gritty for me and a novel about Mary and Joseph (yes, the parents of Christ) that was beyond syrupy.


SneakyPeek said...

I wish I had some crafty suggestion for the kids.

but I don't.

... so good luck with that ...

and let us know what you come up with.

Sarah Louise said...

Craft? Sorry I forgot to mention, we're talking infants--my Mother Goose kids are 6mos to 24mos, so whatever I have for them will be info for the parents. A craft would end up in their mouth or worse...

So far I've come up with getting to work early.

Last night I printed out a bunch of booklists and while watching SATC (Season 2, Vol 2)I folded them in tri-fold. Then I put them in folders that I got at Target after work (yes, at about 9:15pm).

Heidi Renee said...

I love/miss the Sewickley library!

I used to teach a "How to buy and sell on eBay" class there.