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End of Conference

Saturday, April 18, 2015      4 comments

A few observations: I did a HUGE amount of walking these last few days while I was at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, with today, being a shorter day, having the fewest steps. Oddly enough, NONE of the stairs at the Au... Read more

Librarian Love

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      4 comments

I love libraries and the people who inhabit them. My presentation at the Texas Library Association annual conference went great, and there were several people who cornered me afterwards to tell me how much they enjoyed it....I was SO reliev... Read more

Librarians Everywhere

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

The Texas Library Association annual conference started today, and librarians of all kinds arrived in Austin ready to learn and to party... The exhibit hall was opened early for two hours as a special event, and the TLA served refreshments/dinne... Read more

True Thought

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      4 comments

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Things Are Shaping Up

Saturday, April 11, 2015      3 comments

My presentation for the Texas Library Association's annual conference in Austin next week is shaping up nicely.... I KNOW that it should have been ready a month ago, but it wasn't... there was just too much going on, and I had higher priori... Read more

Cool...

Friday, April 10, 2015      5 comments

Texas cooled down overnight, and while it started out rainy and wet, by noon it was dry, and the afternoon was sunshiny.... it made it a lot easier to work in the garage.... Slow progress. But it IS PROGRESS!... Read more

Reluctant, But Did It Anyway

Friday, April 10, 2015      8 comments

Another First for me today.... I changed the blade on a band saw... all by myself!!! With help from the internet... When I cut up old rejected, useless books for crafting projects, I use my husband's old bandsaw... he checked me out on it t... Read more

First Time for Everything

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      6 comments

Today I threw away perfectly good candy... Easter candy..... chocolate eggs... I didn't need them... I didn't really WANT them.... they were too sweet.... TOO SWEET??!?!? When has anything ever tasted too sweet to me??? But they d... Read more

Hard, but Good

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      1 comments

I'm working in the garage, trying to use the bandsaw to cut up some samples for my talk on recycling books next week at the Texas Library Association.... It was a perfectly gorgeous day, but maybe a wee bit warm... In fact, the garage was h... Read more

I Found It!

Monday, April 06, 2015      3 comments

About a month ago I lost a diamond (not really, but Cubic Zirconium doesn't roll off the pen as easily) stud earring.... I was in the shower when I noticed an empty earlobe, and after looking all over everywhere for it for days and days, I figur... Read more

He Is Risen!

Sunday, April 05, 2015      0 comments

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. Mahatma Gandhi God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, ... Read more

Parade of (Chicken) Homes

Saturday, April 04, 2015      4 comments

Austin, Texas is famous for its eccentric and undescribable characters, and its peculiar, and sometime baffling mindset, and you cannot disagree that their motto, "Keep Austin Weird" is an appropriate one. Today I was invited to go on the A... Read more

Tourist Migration

Saturday, April 04, 2015      1 comments

Since this is a holiday weekend (Happy Easter!) there was a major tourist migration out of the city of Houston westward toward New Braunfels and the Texas Hill Country... Interstate-10 was PACKED, but you know what? If you had to go slow, .... Read more

Hahaha... April Fools!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      4 comments

I'm staying with my 94 year old mom at her Independent Living Apartment complex, and this morning we entered the elevator, only to find an official (looking) notice posted saying that residents could get a $250 rebate on their apartment lease if... Read more

Hahaha... April Fools!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      0 comments

I'm staying with my 94 year old mom at her Independent Living Apartment complex, and this morning we entered the elevator, only to find an official (looking) notice posted saying that residents could get a $250 rebate on their apartment lease if... Read more


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