The week started off with a pretty normal Monday, both myself and my library assistant got to work in the library all day. But now things are getting crazy with the end of the first semester and then the beginning of the second semester for virtual students. Ugh is about all I can say to that.
Tuesday, oh my gosh! My assistant was gone and of course it was crazy busy in the library! Every hour I had a class or two in the library either working or turning in books and checking out new ones. And of course there were the technology issues to deal with. But I was able to deal with it remembering that I had Wednesday off. I did get a phone call on Tuesday reminding me of my yearly female exam I scheduled last year about this time for Thursday. Of course I had forgotten and since I already took Wednesday off, I had to cancel my appointment. They told me it was going to be a while before I could reschedule, I figured that meant summer, which is always better since school is out. But nope, they couldn’t reschedule me until December!!! Crazy! They said I could always call and try to find another day if one popped up. But since I’m not having any issues, I’m not going to worry about it. I’ll just make sure next year to not forget and ask for the day off.
Then Tuesday night I went with my mom to see the musical Wicked. I’ve wanted to see it forever! My mom got the tickets for us back when it was my birthday in October. It was really good, I enjoyed it! Of course you can’t take pictures during the show, but here are some shots of the stage before it started:
I had taken Wednesday off of school, for one because I knew I wouldn’t get out of the musical till late, didn’t get home till about 11 pm. But also because I had an appointment with a local Heating and Cooling company that I have a warranty/service contract with, to come out and do an electrical check up on my house. Then they called me and said they had too many emergency calls to come out. I told them I had taken a day off work so they said they’d find someone to come out. Also, I had planned before that to take my dogs to the local Go Pet Go store where I get their nails taken care of, it’s way past time, and as I got to the store, found out they are now closed on Wednesdays. So Wednesday ended up not being the best for getting a lot of things done.
Thursday and Friday at school were insane. Because we had 4 secretaries gone, my assistant was pulled all day both days to cover one of them. Now, to be fair, it was the end of our first semester, so mostly I only had the special ed teachers bringing in a few students every hour as they gave them different test taking settings or read the test for them as required. But then the end of the day Friday they scheduled the advisory class to be the last period. Which meant we had TONS of parents decide to check their kids out of school early, which was a mess. Also, teachers let students come to the library and the ones they let come only came because they wanted to sit and talk and goof off with their friend from another class. Now, because we don’t have enough classrooms for all teachers to have a class at the same time, usually there are planning periods and then there are enough classrooms, but because almost every teacher does have an advisory, we have three classes located in the library during that time. So I was not in the mood for loud students with really no supervision other than me. And the kids at this school have a LOT of attitude. Plus I now have to start enrolling the virtual students for second semester. Let’s just say Friday was not fun. I left with a headache. I’d planned to go see the new Scream but cancelled my ticket through the AMC theater app and just stayed home and relaxed.
We got several inches of snow over Friday night into Saturday. Much more than the last little bit that was predicted to be a big storm. So Saturday was a fun day to sleep in and just lounge around the house most of the day with the dogs. Here’s a picture of a view of my back yard from the tiny deck when you first go out the back door:
The first three were for blog tour reviews or author requested reviews this past week. The last one was the audiobook I finished. I will hopefully be reviewing a couple audiobooks next weekend.
None! Yay for me!
The middle one was postponed pub date a little. But both of the first two should be for reviews this coming week. The last one is for an author review team I am on and will be a review in March!
The last one isn’t my usual type, but I’m bad and kind liked the cover and thought it sounded maybe cute. But it shows as being like 400 pages, so who knows if I’ll ever get to it.
What I’m Watching:
Same as last week. I continued watching The Man in the High Castle, but had a friend tell me that it was going to have very little pay off and now I’m thinking maybe I’ll just either go and do a rewatch of the whole Outlander for the umpteenth time to get ready for when the next season starts at the beginning of March, or maybe rewatch the Stranger Things seasons, because when does that start again?
I have Google Fiber, but unfortunately they are ending their tv service over the next year or so. Different areas at different times. But they offered new faster internet and also ChromeCast devices free so I went ahead and got that set up. I decided to go with YouTube TV to get the live tv I still want. I spent Saturday setting that up on both my tvs. Hoping the new faster internet really is better! So now I’m watching using my YouTube TV. Friday night I did use my Netflix to continue my Outlander rewatch.
Saturday night I did give in and watch a movie a lot of people were talking about. While I know what a lot of people are saying that it is comparing itself to some of the world today, or with past presidents, there was still stuff that isn’t really being done even with new presidents, etc. But it was still interesting to watch! I’m glad that it ended the way it did. Although there was an extra part at the end I didn’t see coming, and I did actually enjoy that as well!
Giveaways to Check Out:
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: December/End of 2021 Wrap-Up Post and Looking Forward to 2022
- Book Blitz with a Giveaway: Shopping for a Highlander (Shopping for a Billionaire #18) by Julia Kent
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: In Every Generation by Kendare Blake
- Book Blitz with Giveaway: Check Yes, No, or Maybe by Stormie Skyes