Returning to the blog

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So it’s been over a year since I have written a blog post. I recently started to miss this blog. A lot has changed in the time since today’s post and my last one. My son is now almost two and I am currently planning not one but two weddings. My handsome boyfriend proposed to me and we have taken the last year and a half to plan our wedding which will be in July of 2017. The second wedding is that for one of my best friends, she & her honey are planning a 2017 wedding too. It’s a new exciting challenge for us to plan our own individual weddings, while also trying to be there and supportive of each other.

In my role as a librarian, in the last couple of months I have taken over one of our book groups. I now host a non-fiction book group that meets once a month. In our last meeting we read the book the Dewey by Vicki Myron. It was in our discussion that one member’s comments struck me the most. They turned to me and said ” I have a newfound respect for librarians. Thank you for what you do.” It was that comment that struck me to renew writing this blog. A simple book written by a librarian has given a library patron newfound respect for my profession. A lot of my friends will tease me and say that I do nothing but read books all day, and there are days when I will wish that for an hour or two that is what I could do. Unfortunately this is not true. I spend a lot of my day cataloging new library materials and working on slowly cleaning up the catalogue. I joke in five years we will have the cleanest library catalogue ever.

So let’s hope it doesn’t take me over another year to write a blog post. I will do my best to keep up the blog with my adventures of juggling work, motherhood, and wedding planning.

Full time librarian to short term stay at home mom

books2-400-tweakedThere have been a lot of changes in my life in the past few months. I moved, celebrated the holidays, gave birth to my son and stopped working. That’s a lot of change for this librarian. In order to prepare for maternity leave I wrote a manual for a majority of the things that I do at work for my co-workers to reference while I am away. Thankfully I was able to finish it before I had my son, since he decided to arrive on what was supposed to be my last day at work. It also happened to be his fathers and great uncles birthday. I have to admit he may be the greatest adventure of my life. It’s funny to be typing this with one hand as I hold him, until my awesome boyfriend came to take him to change a possible dirty diaper. So incredibly grateful for all of our friends and family members who have stopped in to check in on us and to help out with even the most mundane chores so I can spend some time with my little man. Yes the mom part of me is starting to take over a lot of my life, in the best possible way.

The librarian in me is still very present. One of my best guy friends is giving me six weeks before I am chomping at the bit to go back to work. Yes I am stubbornly convinced I can prove him wrong. Let’s see shall we? Don’t get me wrong, there are some parts of me that miss going to work everyday and feeling a sense of accomplishment and having adult conversations. On the other hand I am slowly starting to get a routine down with taking care of the little one and balancing a relationship. I can’t wait until I can start to take my little guy to the library.

Sorry for my very long absence

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Sorry for being gone for so long. It has been an extremely busy summer. My sister and I both celebrated our birthdays in June, within four days of each other, and a few short weeks later she married one of her best friends. I was lucky to be her maid of honor on that very special day. I was able to go the entire day without wearing the walking boot, which was a plus for me. Walking up and down the hill and lawn at my moms was a challenge enough with my long dress. Unfortunately I had to go back to work and the real world. So what has been happening in my world? Lots we are about 3/4 of the way through our summer reading program with lots of programs going on throughout the week. I am also working on replacing books we lost when Mother Nature decided to weed our collection for us. (Look at previous posts about this.) I am also writing up pretty much a manual of procedures for my position to give other co-workers a understand what I do and  how to do what is now second nature to me. This is a real challenge to me because I have to have someone else sit with me and ask why I didn’t write down a step because I honestly didn’t think of it. It also makes me feel like it takes me three times as long to do something that normally takes no time at all. They say patience is a virtue right? I suppose I should work on that. There are lots of other changes that are coming up in the horizon but I will tackle them as they get closer.

Until next time. Wish me patience!