As this posts I will be enjoying my family’s annual Memorial Day weekend in Branson getaway, so I may be slow to respond to comments and comment back on other people’s posts. But it also means school is out and I’ll have more blogging time! Yay!
So this week started out with a busy Monday full of packing at school. I also ended up hurting/twisting my hip somehow. Ugh. I did find out from my principal that we are supposed to have the circulation desk, it is a different budget than the people my clerk talked to last week. So fingers crossed it’s still going to be a new desk for me!
Tuesday got good news that we are for sure getting our new circulation desk. Yay! So happy!And we pretty much got everything packed up, well all the books anyway. We have a little more to do with our current circulation desk. And all the books we’re getting rid of will need to be boxed up and sent to the district where they will supposedly send them to be auctioned off or sold, I don’t know. Finals started on Wednesday too, and we were starting to get all the textbooks back.
Wednesday we had all the books boxed except for the auction books, but we’re getting the building subs in on packing those up. The custodians came in and started moving the boxes. Now I know they’re putting them in teacher’s classrooms during the summer, but teachers still have finals and may not have their own stuff packed up. I wish the custodians would have waited, but I guess I didn’t have a choice. As a teacher I might have been a bit cranky. I also had to go around and put notes on all the different pieces of furniture that I wanted to keep, or throw out, etc. I have to draw up a plan for where I want things to be moved back when they are done too. I also got to take home one of the old card catalog cabinets because otherwise they were going to trash them. I’m hoping to refinish it this summer, paint it, etc., turn it into either a desk/table in my office, or a nightstand in my second bedroom. I also ordered my autograph book for Book Bonanza. It says it will only take a couple weeks, but I want to make sure I have it before July, and they had a really good deal where I got an extra 20% off the total along with all the other deals they had going on.
Thursday was even busier with the district sending people from the Maintenance and Grounds department over to stop moving the furniture out of the library. Busy busy day.
Friday I was afraid I would be stuck there all day, even though teachers kind of get to leave as soon as they are done after finals. But we actually had a pretty good plan for checking in all the laptops. They continued taking so much out of the library to get ready for renovations. It’ll be interesting when I go back on Tuesday to see what it looks like! I drove down to Branson right after I left work on Friday to meet my family for our annual trip. We had the cookout and played mini-golf Friday night. The view from the deck of our cabin:
Saturday we took one of the pontoon boats from the resort where we stay and went up and down the lake/river. Here is all my family enjoying the ride, and a shot of the resort from the water.
Sunday we are supposed to go to the outlet mall, and maybe an antique mall. Will probably do s’mores in the evening. I will be sure to check all your comments and go visit other blogs once I get home Monday night!
The first two I won from Bookish First giveaways. The third was an ARC I got from the publisher. Reviews should be coming this week. The last two were audiobooks I bought on Audible. Both were basically novellas. I didn’t get a ton of reading done during the trip to Branson. With my niece and nephew taking up a lot of attention, didn’t have as much reading time.
New Additions To My Library:
Got this from the publisher this week.
All four were from Audible. The first three I bought, the last one was available with Audible Escape for free. I’ve loved the other two in the Ali Hazelwood series, the first one in the Tara Sivec series, and the first two in the Cara Bastone series as well! Plus the last one has a narrator that will be at Book Bonanza in July.
This is for a book tour review coming up in the next couple weeks.
This was free on Amazon.
This was from the publisher for a blog tour review through Rockstar Book Tours.
This was a #booksfortrade deal over on Twitter.
What I’m Watching:
Finished rewatching the 3rd season of Stranger Things. Also the season finale of Survivor was this week. I’m very happy with who won! Started watching Prehistoric Planet on Apple+ TV. I was a huge fan of the Walking With Dinosaurs documentary type shows that came out 1999, early 2000s, so this looks to be very similar to that type of show.
I’m ready to start Stranger Things, but no time and no smart tv in the place we’re staying this weekend.
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: April 2022 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in May – This one ends on Tuesday at midnight.
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil
- Review with Giveaway: The Anxiety Relief Coloring Book for Adults by Kara Holmes
- Book Blitz with Giveaway: All-Star Love (A Six Lakes Tennis Academy Novel) by Stephanie J. Scott
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books? Do you do anything special for Memorial Day?