Thursday, March 19, 2015
Sunny and cold
Yesterday was busier than planned. Morning was caught up with Reference Committee meeting for the library (libraries send representatives). We were trained on Novelist, and discussed some other issues, including what does and doesn’t work with the Commonwealth ebook Catalog (heavy emphasis on what’s not working).
After the meeting, I got back to the library to find out that my boss and colleague had a medical emergency and wasn’t in that day. I ran out to the store to get the food for upcoming programs, and then stepped in to run the Masterpiece Book and Film Group that met, which was fun (I participate in it anyway, so it was just leading the discussion, rather than simply talking).
By the time that was done, it was time to set up for the evening program. One of the other staff members, who works mornings, came back to help with that program. We got all set up, and the program was terrific. Dr. Jack Creilson, of the American Meteorological Society, was our speaker. He talked about weather patterns on Cape Cod, the winter we had, historic winters, and the effects of climate change. It was a GREAT program. I’m so grateful he was able to come and talk to us. Originally, the program was scheduled for the day after the blizzard.
I checked email on a couple of work-related things, and answered some questions for the Writers Center and landed some stuff for the swag bags for the conference, and answered some stuff for NMLC. But that was pretty much it.
Came home, exhausted, around 7:30. Ate, got a little bit of work done at home, fell into bed early. After baking cupcakes for the milonga tonight.
Woke up this morning when a neighbor put his dog out in the cold and the poor thing howled. Not sure which neighbor, or I would say something.
Iris threw up her breakfast in the bed, so I had laundry in before 7 AM.
Doing some work on a student manuscript early this morning, before a work colleague picks me up for a training session on the new Commonwealth Catalog that goes live this week. We’re short staffed at the office this afternoon, and I have to set up the milonga, then run home, bolt some food, change, pick up the cupcakes, and go back to the milonga.
Tomorrow, I hope I can catch up on stuff in the actual office. We’re supposed to get another snow storm tomorrow night. At first, they were saying, “not much”. This morning, they’re saying 3-5 inches, but it could be double. Nooooooo! Enough already.
Hope you’re having a great week.
Can I just say that Saturn Retrograde sucks?