If I worked things correctly, there should be a post just before this one made from my Palm TX. I really do lurve that device, even if I don't use the Calendar application like I should. My mind is seriously out of whack. After writing that, I went and played with the calendar and updated a lot of stuff. I *cannot* focus these days!
I'm all official for ALA Midwinter. I received my paperwork today. Which reminds me…back in a moment. And I'm back. What did I tell you about that lack of focus. Just had to make sure I have my housing arranged so I can check in the day before my roommate who had been the person to make the reservation.
Let's see, what did I do today. I "began" the day by getting probably 4 hours of sleep. Luckily I only had to work 4 hours. However, we were having a little party for the part-time reference assistants as they both graduated from library school on Saturday. That started at 2, which meant I had an hour to kill. I ended up going to one of the Borders by work and returning a few books that I had inadvertently bought duplicates of. I love Borders' policy of accepting books back without receipts. It helped I still had the BINC stickers still on the books. I had to get store credit for them, but that in no way bothers me. It's found money to me. I got about $42 in store credit, got three new books and still have about $7 left over. Of course, I have to show the books off:
On the moving front, I cleared out my shoe collection last night. I got rid of about half of them, which took up two garbage bags. We're fairly lucky in that there's a Vinnie DePaul donation bin up at our church which is only a half block away. It makes for easy donation at midnight. Between the shoes and the clothes I've weeded, I've donated 5 garbage bags of goods, and I've got another bag started. Tonight I met my mom at Bed, Bath & Beyond. She bought me my house/apartment-warming present of a set of Simply Calphalon cookware. She had to leave right away to go to a wake (I think it was for the guy we bought our house from 26 years ago), so I wandered around and bought just under $200 of baking/cooking utensils and storage items. I'm most pleased by the mobile office organizer thing for your car. My car's a mess, and I'll be doing a lot of traveling with the new job. I want to keep my, and the office, car as neat as possible. This will hopefully help. Even better, it was on sale! I love clearance sales, don't you? Okay, I'm finally crashing again. Yeah, bed!