My trip to Branson was nice, but seemed so short this year! Monday I drove back home. When I went to pick up the dogs I got to play with the litter of puppies the breeder currently has. Then Monday night I started watching Stranger Things.
Tuesday started off crazy. It was the first of my 5 extra contract days back. But we had a lot of heavy rain early in the morning, and I was woken up at about 5:00 am by a text from my electricity company saying the power was out in my area, but should be fixed by 7:30 am. Well, I’m supposed to be at work by 7 am. So I went back to sleep, hoping it would get fixed sooner. It wasn’t fixed till 7:25 am. So I got up and took a shower and went in to work. I had to call in and take some of my time to come in late. I wish I could have just worked later, but they didn’t set it that way. Oh well. My library is looking very empty as they’ve pretty much now taken all of the furniture out. Here are some pictures of my empty library. Maybe “before” pictures?
Wednesday we were able to get my clerk’s computer hooked up to the internet back in my office so she could do some stuff. Of course there wasn’t a ton of things to do. They did finally get the grade cards printed and so she did end up helping fold them and put them in envelopes to be mailed out.
Thursday I spent a lot of the day going through and trying to get all the final grades for our virtual students entered into a spreadsheet for our counselors and registrar to get entered into the system. It was a quiet day in the library but they did bring in some equipment and I think they’ll be starting to tear out the carpet tomorrow probably! Will make for a loud day in the library I think. Fortunately I can close the door to my library office if I need to I guess.
Friday was another long and kind of boring day. I did have to do some searching for papers from when we did laptop collection the last day of school. Other than that, nothing much to do at school. I did get a call from the people renovating my bathroom to say the job they’re working on right now is running long, so they will begin on Tuesday instead of Monday, which is better for me because Monday is my last day of work, so I won’t have to go in late. Friday night was one of my niece’s dance recitals. I guess they divide the shows up so that they aren’t really long and she also is performing in the 5th show on Sunday night. Here is her costume for Friday night which was a Pirates of the Caribbean song, as well as picture of my nephew who wanted to be part of the photo shoot as well. And the last picture is her costume for Sunday night, her musical theater class, doing a High School Musical song.
Saturday was a nice day to sleep in. I had someone who was supposed to come do some yardwork for me, haul away big branches from the last year of storms, and clean out some of my back fence area. But since we had rain all week, he was a little backed up, so he didn’t come first thing Saturday morning, which was fine with me because I wanted to sleep in. I was thinking of leaving some of the stuff growing on my back fence line, the “good” non-invasive species of trees, to hopefully put some blockage between me and the office building behind me. This is what it looks like:
We ended up postponing to Sunday as long as the weather works out. So Saturday afternoon I went to see the new Top Gun movie.
I listened to the first one on my way to and from Branson last weekend. Loved it! I really enjoyed the second one too, posted my review as part of a blog tour on Thursday.
New Additions to my Library
Even though I already have an e-book copy of this, I decided I wanted to listen to it, more chance of getting it listened to before Book Bonanza I think. I used my Audible monthly credit for it.
So, I saw this book fabric dress advertised on Facebook and of course I had to have one. I haven’t worn it yet, will probably need a little sweater thing to go over the top. The side is a close up of this adorable fabric!
All of these are for either author team reviews or blog tour reviews this month.
Got the first two free on Amazon early in the week, the third one was free on Saturday. The fourth one was from an author’s newsletter I think.
The first one was a find with a bunch of other Monkees goodies at a pawn shop in Branson. The second one I ordered from the author to get an autographed copy. I read it last month I think, or maybe in April, and loved it! The third one I have an e-galley that I’ve been working on and trying to fit in between blog tour books. I went to pick it up and continue it in between a couple books the other day and had some trouble getting back and remembering. So I just gave in and ordered the physical copy so it is easier to flip a page and remember what had just happened for me.
What I’m Watching
In Branson I didn’t have much time to watch tv, or any way to watch any of my streaming stuff, well I had my phone and computer but I hate watching on those. So I mostly saw some Harry Potter movie marathons the few times we turned the tv on. But once I was back in town Monday night, I started watching the new season of Stranger Things.
I also went with my mom and stepdad to see the new Top Gun: Maverick movie. It was really good! I like that it stayed away from any politics in that you don’t know who the enemy actually is.
- The Looooong and the Short of It with a Giveaway: May 2022 Wrap-Up Post and What to Expect in June
- Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: The Italian Job by Kathryn Freeman
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books? How is June starting out for you?