at peace with the world...trying
This week at work I had my weekly story-times with my babies group and my toddler group. It was fun. I feel like each week is about trying to see what works and that's good. This week I learned that the kids are enthralled when I use props during my nursery rhymes. I loved making the lamb sing "Mary had a little lamb," to the kids. I can hypnotise them with the furry little puppet...and take over the world...wha? I blacked out, what did I say. I also discovered this week that one of the kids in one of my story-times has the same name as a character from Harry Potter. Not a major player, but present enough in the series. Hint: think #4.
Also, did my first batch of DVD ordering, since I am in charge of the Children's Department Audiovisual collection. I have this huge budget so I thought I should spend some of it, especially as there are some good kids DVDs coming out soon. I swear to God, I spent $500 on DVD's! "Holy Cats!" you say, well, some of those were the expensive education sets, it's not like I spent all that money on Disney DVDs. And it's not like I will be spending that amount of money every month. I have to say it is amazing that I get paid to do things like read reviews and pick out movies, and can we just say that Disney is the devil, with their Ratatouille and Enchanted; of course I am going to buy their damn movies! All of this purchasing resulted in a good lesson: spending someone elses' money creates a sense of euphoria and is so REFRESHING!!
When I spend someone elses' money I get the feeling that I am skiing the Swiss Alps!"
Also, heard from a library that I had an interview at almost two months ago, and while they filled the Reference position that I wanted, they offerered me a substitute position. I think I am going to take it, but seriously, YARGH! I just want ONE full time job, not 4 part time jobs. My calendar is so crazy for March. I have three Tuesdays in a row where I work 12 hour days starting at my church job then going to one library for a short shift and then another short shift at the other library. Think happy thoughts--that's what I tell myself because there are only so many times a week that I can make time to crawl under my desk and drink a bottle of Jack, while rocking back and forth. Make that a regular habit and people will really start to talk.
So, I am off, about to start my weekend and looking forward to some time away from the computer and maybe even fresh air. Happy weekend ya'll.