Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Sunday Salon: It's Raining!!!

We live in a desert. Even though the mountains are a five minute drive away, the desert aspects of this area seem especially dominant at times. And this summer, they were dominant and we've hardly seen any rain. But today, it's been raining and I love it! It has cooled off and smells sweet and fresh and clean. There's a breeze and we have all the windows open to let it in.

As I've been enjoying the breeze and the smell and the sounds of rain, I've been curled up on the couch alternating between reading and napping all afternoon! Today I'm working on a the very enchanting YA fantasy Magyk by Angie Sage. This one has been on my TBR for years and therefore was one of my choices for my TBR Challenge list.

I picked this one last Tuesday when I was begging for help on my next book choice because I thought it would be easy and I could get it done quickly. But, even though it is easy, I've still been having trouble getting it done quickly because it's been a crazy week.

Why has it been a crazy week? Because I got a job! After being a SAHM mom for the last 19 years almost to the day, I up and got a job! It's just a small, part-time job... with perfect hours for me, working a couple of mornings a week, so I can keep up on all the Mom duties. But still, it's a job.

And where will I be working you might wonder. Well, only the most ideal place ever to be working....The Library! Let me just say it again... The. Library. Yeah! I'm so excited. I'll be working in the administrative offices helping with whatever they need me to do.

So, I started that this last week with a bang, working several hours helping with the huge storytelling festival here in which the library is heavily involved. That was fun. But, not much reading happened. It will be interesting to see if my reading, blogging, and other extra curricular pursuits are affected at all by this job. Or, maybe nothing will be affected, and all my normally wasted hours doing nothing will simply now be used up instead! But no matter what, I look forward to the adjustment.

What the family is reading:

The Mr: who knows
Bud: He just started Cannery Row by John Steinbeck for a school class.
JJ: Totally enjoying The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.
Moder: Finished The City of Ember by Jeanne DePrau today and ran to find the next one.
Toto: Working on Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.


  1. That's awesome- congratulations on the job at the library. I've always thought it would be so much fun to work in a library. I'm sure that's a romantic vision, but still.

  2. Yeah for the library job - what fun!

    I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Madyk - sounds interesting.

    And I'd love to hear what JJ has to say about Cannery Row - I read it just a few months ago for the first time and loved it ... I wonder how it would have been to read it as a student.

  3. I am envious. I would love to have a job working in a library! Congrats!

  4. What a perfect job!

    I read Magyk aloud to my kids - we all loved it.

  5. Congrats on your job! I volunteered at a library as a teenager and I loved every second of it.

    I read Magyk earlier this year and really enjoyed it. I need to get to the rest of the books in the series!

  6. Congrats on the library job! That's fantastic. Enjoy!

    And send some of that rain to northeast Texas. Pllllease!?



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