Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Scaly

This week has been an unusual mix of the wonderful and the horrible. On Monday, I enjoyed watching the bright red sun fall below the clouds at the beach. The water reflecting the dark blue of the sky. That was followed by a few sleepless nights leading up to the beginning of my busiest time at work. All of that apprehension turned to triumph when everything was successful. Triumph quickly turned to exhaustion as a few other unusual things happened. Luckily my job has a few perks. This week it was putting a lizard to sleep. Unfortunatley I didn't get to keep the dollar bill.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Best Patrons Ever

On Friday I had a visit from some of the best library patrons ever. They came to the library ready for some fun and enjoyed a play kitchen, trucks, math trivia and lots of books.
At the end they got to check out books by themselves, and read them at my house. Liz checked out a Cam Jansen mystery. Nathan chose a Magic Tree House. Within about 5 minutes of getting to the library, Michael found an oversize book on fire engines. I helped Megan find a book to get her excited about going to the beach. But judging by how much Megan loved the water, she didn't need much preparation. They were great patrons!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Brief Visit is Better Than No Visit At All

After receiving an email from Becca, a great friend from Maine, a few months ago informing me that she would be visiting Maine, I was inspired to do the same. I wish I could have stayed for a couple weeks, but a couple days was good too. I got to see a new niece, a future sister-in-law, and spend some quality time with family and friends.
Evalyn was ADORABLE. We read stories, sang songs and had a great time.
Spencer reached his first landmark in his academic career at his preschool graduation. He was so proud!
Maddy is my newest niece and is a beautiful, sweet thing.
My visit to Boothbay with Becca and her boyfriend Matt was rainy. It was still wonderful to catch up and enjoy telling stories of out latest adventures.
Becca had never been to Big Al's. The world's most random store. WE think this is him and even if it isn't we are going to say it was.