Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'm still here, really....

and just can't believe how little time I've had to blog lately. So much has been going on and I've barely had time to breathe.

To recap:

1) I finished my first two Library and Information Technology courses just over a week ago (did well, so I'm happy). My next course (Digital Collections) starts on Monday - it's the only one I'm taking this term.

2) I'm still employed at the Sechelt Public Library and loving it :) It's so cool to be able to greet patrons by name, have a general idea of their reading interests and apply what I'm learning in school in a hands-on way.

3) On Easter weekend we went up to Whistler to see and ski with a cousin of mine I hadn't seen in 30+ years. She was there with her family and it was sooooo cool! We had a fantastic time and it turns out she and I have a lot in common - she's interested in family history, history and books (ok, so our whole family is into books). She even works as a tour guide at a heritage home in the area where she lives. How neat is that? The following week they came up here to the Coast to see our place and spend the night befor heading back to the UK.

4) Though my writing has taken a bit of a back seat, I'm still working on at least two of my mss. I make notes, especially while I'm on the elliptical and hope to get back to actual writing in May.

5) Our family is expecting another addition soon - nephew # 4! So I'm madly knitting a hat and hoping it's finished by the time he arrives. Started it only last week as I've been so busy with school work most evenings in the winter, I didn't spend any time knitting.

6) I had to make the tough decision NOT to attend RWA National in DC this summer. It's a matter of timing - in that, with school AND my job, I just really can't afford the week in time it would take to go. I'm rather disappointed as my critique partners will all be there and I'd hoped to share a room with them. But that's life.

7) We actually have some grass growing out on our septic field - so far it's pretty sparse, but it's a start. And we hoping to get some more gardening done this summer. Almost all my perennials made it through, though it appears the Evening Primrose was a victim of our harsher than normal winter (as in longer, colder and snowier). OTOH, the daffodils we transplanted (courtesy of my m-i-l) all flowered - yay!

8) Of interest to fellow hockey fans - Go Canucks!! We're driving around with our Canucks flag flapping in the breeze :) Round Two starts tomorrow.

I think that's about it.

I'll try to make the rounds of everyone's blogs as time allows. Right now I'm tethered to my desktop computer while waiting for a new power adaptor for the laptop to arrive from Dell. I've been spoiled by my laptop and the ability to surf from anywhere in the house, so have gotten out of the habit of spending loads of time in my office, though I still use it to do school work.

Hope you're all keeping well :)


Currently Reading: Divas Don't Knit by Gil McNeil
Link of the Day: Library Link of the Day

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Back with you soon....

Just turned in my final exam for this term and am in recovery mode. Will post something new very soon. Lots to say :)


Currently Reading: The Last of the Great Romantics by Claudia Carroll

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Some photos...

Sorry, everyone - it's been crazy busy here and blogging is the last thing on my mind right now. Here are some photos I took last weekend. My friend Claire was visiting with her lovely Irish wolfhound Wally. On Sunday morning we went down to nearby Georgia Beach (Wally loves the beach) - it was a gorgeous day, so my camera was busy:

Georgia Beach looking over to the Island
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Splashing wave
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Water, foam and stone
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Beach art
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Feathers on driftwood
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Beach treasures
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Wally watching the water
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Sean with beach glass finds
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Close-up of feathers on driftwood
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009

Looking towards Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains
From Best of Georgia Beach - March 29, 2009


Currently Reading: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson