Saturday, June 18, 2011


So I'm back from Hawaii. It was seriously one of the best vacations I've had. Why do you ask? Well, I did absolutely nothing. I just read and slept and read some more. It was great.

Now you may ask why I don't just do that at home.. well have you ever tried to do that at home? It's quite difficult. Every time I take a nap or sit and read or do nothing I feel guilty. There is always so much to do that I never really relax until I take off somewhere.

I ended up reading 8 books. I'm quite happy about this. Even though I didn't reach my 50 books by June 1st goal, I'm still plowing through and I really believe that I'll be able to make it to 100 by the end of the year.

I'm getting ready to move. I literally CAN. NOT. WAIT. to move. I really feel positive about this whole situation and the direction my life is moving in. Now if only I could get a second job and I'd be set!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Counting down the days

I feel like I'm back in school again. Well, technically I'm still in school, but I feel like I'm back in K-12 school again. I have exactly 5 days left in my position as a library media specialist. I work today, Wednesday, and Thursday and then I'm off for a week because on Friday I'm jetting off to Hawaii and then I work the Monday and Tuesday when I return and then I'M DONE!

I'm slightly excited by this because it means I don't have to get up at 4 in the morning to drive to work. I'm slightly sad by this because it means I don't have a second job (although working at school, the district allows me to take part of my paycheck each month and save it so I can get paid over the summer, SUPER SMART IDEA!!!).

Recently I've been applying for new jobs (in addition to my one as a library assistant at the public library), so far I haven't heard anything. I just turned in applications and I'm sure there are tons of people applying but this makes me nervous none-the-less. I would be very happy to know that when I come back from Hawaii or when the school year starts next year I'll have a second income. It would certainly take the stress off me a bit.

Speaking of stress, I'm a little stressed about the job situation BECAUSE I AM MOVING!!! I'm going to be moving to the town that my public library job is in. In fact, I'll be moving 1 block up and 2 blocks over from my job which means I can walk to work. I've never had a job where I could walk to work. In fact over the past 4 years all my jobs have been at least a 30mile/30 minute drive one way. That's right, AT LEAST 30 minutes away.

You can understand why I am so excited about this situation. Plus I'll be moving closer to my family and friends and since I only moved away to go to college (and honestly I live about 70 miles away from where I grew up) nobody wants to come visit me. So I'm really excited to be back closer to them. At least in the same county. WOOT!

So, in recap. I'm kind of sad, happy, and nervous all at the same time and I can't wait for summer vacation to begin. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

I seriously never do this

but I figured what the heck. A blog that I read, Oh Happy Day is giving away a trip to Paris. I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO PARIS! You probably would too. So check it out

<3 The teenage librarian

Sunday, June 5, 2011

No words.

So the school year is coming to an end and I'm kind of sad about it. I'm going to miss my kids next year, and they all seem to know that I'm not coming back. I've told them that I'm moving and that's the truth. My goal is to move back to my home city/county by the end of summer. It'd be the best since I'd be close to my other job (as in not a 30-45 minute commute) and close to my family (which is nice since I have a crazy brother who has high drama). What's a real bummer is that I'm bascially going to be missing the whole last week of school because of furloughs. Where will I be spending my furloughs you ask? Hawaii. But I'm still kind of bummed to miss seeing my kids and signing yearbooks.

Speaking of yearbooks I ordered one. I'm glad I did so I can remember my year at this school. It was fun and I'm glad I did it, even if it did require me to wake up really early to get to work (HELLO 4AM!).

I'm excited to hit up Hawaii too, this will be my first real vacation with my new iPad. I've loaded a bunch of books on it and have already started reading some. I think I'm going to enjoy having an ebook reader!

Now for a little gem I was asked yesterday.

Middle school aged boy (probably 8th grade or so) came up to me and asked if I had books on the Civil War and the proceeded to ask if I knew what the Civil War was. I told him that I did, indeed, know what the Civil War was and pointed him in the direction of our books on the subject. But seriously? Do people not know what the Civil War was? REALLY?! Ugh.