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Somehow, I managed to hurt my foot. I don’t even know what I did, but I’ve had to spend all week laying around trying to let it heal. And as appealing as that may sound, it’s about to drive me crazy.  So, here’s what I’ve been doing in order to keep my sanity (or what’s left of it).

  1. Playing with my new phone! I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally order new phones. I’d been using one of those cheap pay-as-you-go phones since my last phone broke during a trip home to Nebraska…over a year ago. Ridiculous. But J and I couldn’t decide what phones we wanted to get. Well, we finally settled on the HTC Aria, and so far I couldn’t be happier.
  2. Exploring Pinterest. Have you checked it out yet? (I have invites for anyone who’s interested.)
  3. Re-reading Fahrenheit 451.
  4. Speaking of books, I’ve been coveting several of the tees from Out of Print. Like these…
  5. Working on some new items for the ol’ handmade shop. I hope to have them posted soon.
  6. Blogging! This makes three in one week…Woohoo! I’m on a roll!
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J started our basement remodel this weekend. It’s going to be a long process. Probably a very long process. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about the finished product. The basement is one large room with a brick wall on one end and a bar under the stairs. (I looked for pictures, but I couldn’t find any.) It also has wood floors, wainscoting, plus a old-school wooden hot tub and a rickety tin ceiling, both of which will be torn out. We’re planning on making it our main hang-out space, and we know some of the things we want (comfy couch, big screen tv, popcorn machine, pub table), but I can’t decide on how I want it to look. Right now I keep going back and forth between two options:

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Of course our basement doesn’t have the big windows that this room has, but I think all the white would really brighten the room. However, it may not be the most practical option for the inevitable bar-related spills and regular use by the pups.

The second look is closer to the J-approved aesthetic.

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I think it would work well, but I’m a little concerned that it’s too modern for our 1920 house. So, I guess it’s a good thing all of  our projects take forever to finish; that way I’ll have plenty of time to decide.

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Before I chose to get my master’s in Library Science, I did my research. The last thing I wanted was another useless degree. I wanted to be employable, and librarians were supposed to be in high demand, what with all those baby boomers retiring, the general perception of librarians as crabby old bespectacled women, and the idea that libraries are no longer needed now that we have Google (Hah!). Except that many librarians didn’t retire when they were expected to due to the economy. And then state funds were short across the country and libraries everywhere started losing their funding and making cuts, even closing their doors. All of this = not so good for me. So, understandably, I’ve been a little down, worrying about my future employability…again. And it sucks. I’m not saying I made the wrong choice. I still think the librarianship is the perfect profession for me. I just wish I had a chance in hell of actually working as a librarian once I become one.

I’m not taking any classes this summer session, partly because I didn’t get into the class I wanted to take and partly due to the horrific experience I had with my last online class. I’ll have a full load again in the fall, but I may not be able to graduate when I expected to. No biggie, since there won’t be any jobs for me anyway. Okay, okay, maybe I’m being a little pessimistic. After all, the whole point of writing this post was so that I could force myself to focus on the positives. Like, how I’ll have a professional degree, which is still better than not having one. And how, despite my perfect vision, I’ll have an excuse to wear cat’s eye glasses. Like these:

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Or maybe these:

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Plus, I’ll totally have an excuse to buy one of these:

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AND I’ll finally be able to use my Sublime Stitching Sexy Librarians pattern.

Things are looking up already. 🙂

So, I recently joined Twitter. I know I’m like the last person on earth to join, but “better late than never,” right? Oh, and ditto for Facebook. That’s right, look at me all 21st century and stuff. The funniest part? I joined Facebook after getting an invite from my mom. Hilarious. I’ve yet to really do anything with either account, but if you’d like to follow my inactivity, I’ll be adding links to the sidebar soon.

Speaking of Twitter, this might be the most humorous/adorable thing I’ve seen in a while:

Now you’re dog can join Facebook too! The device automatically sends pre-programmed tweets based on your dog’s movements. Freaking hilarious. It totally makes me want to start accounts for Foster and Abi. I can see it now…

fozzybear Sound the alarm! There is imminent danger just outside our door!…Oh, wait. It’s just the neighbor’s cat.

abipie I miss my daddy so much…sigh.

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