And it’s September! Can you believe it?
Last Sunday was cooler than it had been so I was able to get outside and mow finally. I spent the rest of the day hanging out at home with my two pups. Got some house cleaning and laundry done. Did some blogging and reading. Went to my brother’s for dinner.
Monday was another hellish day at work. Although I did get a few moments here and there to continue to work on updating my library web page so I can create a scavenger hunt to do with the English classes when they come down. At dinner on Sunday night my family kept asking why I didn’t switch to elementary library because I wouldn’t have to deal with the technology like I do at high school level. I’ve never been great with that age group, plus the way the elementary library works is a lot different than high school. But, after today, I thought that maybe I need to give it a try next year and see if I at least do that maybe I can get into another district easier? After school I stopped by to see Gabriel and drop off a blanket my mom made for him when he goes to his new family hopefully on Friday!
Tuesday I had a couple teachers coming in to do the library orientation with their students and get books checked out so they had books to read. I finally got to feel like a librarian. Although every spare minute in between when they were there I was dealing with laptop repairs and issues, and my poor library clerk had to deal with all of that all by herself while I was with the classes. Making things even crazier, they are trying to get some testing done to set starting points for where students are and what they need to move on, and guess what, those tests are computer based, so yeah, that was a whole other aspect we had to deal with.
Wednesday was a little slower it seemed with technology, but we were also still kind of busy because I had classes coming in for orientation for two hours again. Another teacher brought in some chocolate for me and my library clerk to enjoy and say they appreciated all we were doing!
Thursday started off seeming to finally have slowed down with technology. But then we had a couple bursts of tons of students coming in. The tech people were available to use the Google chat thing from the warehouse to help us with some issues. But my clerk and I are just curious what they were doing there that they could do that but they couldn’t be at our building helping these students! I’m seriously considering either looking for a small town library job or giving in to take an elementary position in another district just to get my foot into their door. Here’s a picture of most of the laptops we collected Thursday and had to give out new ones to replace them. And this doesn’t include the ones that we were able to fix easily.
Friday was a lot slower with laptop issues. I was able to get some things actually done in the library! So that was nice! Another teacher saw both my library clerk and my posts about the craziness and she brought us donuts from a local donut place that is to die for! And also a soda and candy in the afternoon.
Found out my house guest from last week, Gabriel, finally got to go to his furever home on Friday night too! I stopped by on my way home from work to give him kisses before he would go. Then later that night I drove back to my friend’s house to drop my two off so I could go to Branson on Saturday morning with my mom for a mother daughter-weekend!
Saturday morning my mom picked me up and and we drove to Branson to stay at her new little cabin. We stopped at a quilt store in Springfield where she found some material for the quilting group she’s in at a church. Then we drove on down and after dropping our things off at the cabin, went to the outlet mall for a bit. We had dinner, then went and did some shopping at Hobby Lobby for a few decorations at her cabin. Then went back and watched a movie.
First was an e-galley I got and posted my review of yesterday. Second was an audiobook I finished up this week. Third was an ARC I finished and should post the review either this coming week or maybe later this month depending on when it actually publishes!
New Additions to My Library
I used my Audible credit for this Tara Sivec book. I did what Anne over at Books of My Heart mentioned about making sure audiobooks weren’t available for free through the library before I bought them.
Got this first novella for a blog tour review at the end of September. Second is for a blog tour review later this coming week! Third is the first in the new SmartyPants Romance books, review for the end of the month! And last is an e-galley the publisher offered me on Edelweiss for next March and I went ahead and downloaded it now.
What I’m Watching
Continuing watching Heartstopper and Black Mirror, and rewatching Outlander and loving seeing all the places I got to visit when I was in Scotland. Saturday night I watched The Pope’s Exorcist with my mom.
Coming Up Next Week on My Blog:
The 1st and 3rd are ARCs from publishers. Both should have been posted as reviews this past week too, although the first one might wait till later in the month depending on its actual pub date. The middle one is an e-galley for a blog tour review Thursday.
Should also have a few promos this week.
Don’t forget that I do now have the nice little box on the right hand sidebar so you can check out giveaways all the time! My current monthly giveaway is HERE! Remember if I get over 100 entries in that monthly giveaway I add more winners, and so far this year I’ve had over 100 entries every month. And for August I had over 400 entries, so I will be picking 4 winners!
I also started a Summer Seasons of Books Giveaway last month, so be sure to go enter that HERE. This giveaway goes until mid-September I think, so lots of chances to still get entered.
Can you believe it’s September? Did you read or watch anything good this past week? Get any good books?