Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Libraries Rock!!! Summer Reading

The summer reading theme for libraries this year is Libraries Rock! We went all out at my library!!!

We have a collaborative coloring station out all summer.
And a fun songster scramble.

Plus, a community puzzle that is music-related.

The kids area sure is rockin' with a pop-up stage and
faux speakers made from cardboard boxes and foil covered paper plates/cds.

Finally, we have stars and decorations hanging around.

This is the front display case patrons see when they first walk in. Yes, those are real records, a teddy bear band and neon!

A separate case has the bears playing the piano!

This is the community area with the coloring and puzzles, right next to our music collection.

And finally--we have a real record player on display, too!!

I had surgery on my left eye last week. I wasn’t able to drive, be online, read or watch tv for a few daysand that hard!! It was difficult going 48 hours with no reading, no computer or tv...only listening to podcasts in the dark.

In July, it will be my right eye. And later this Fall/Winter, PRK!!! After that, goodbye glasses. I like glasses, but because my eye sight was progressively getting worse at a fast rate, and my corneas were thinning I have to say bye to glasses.

I also admit I am usually a HORRIBLE patient at home. I get whiny and needy! This time I was pretty good if I do say so myself.

I feel so loved. The other day I had assisted a female patron with a job application. She said thank you and left. Then she went to 7-11 and bought me an ice cold Dr.Pepper!! That was very thoughtful on a very hot day!

P.S. You're extra cool if you carry all your medicated eye drops in a Lisa Frank pencil case that you paid ten cents for at a garage sale. Not hipster cool, but close...


Monday, June 18, 2018

We have fun...

A typical convo with my husband...


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Currently Reading...

Since I work in a library, people ask me all the time for book recommendations or ask me what I am reading. It was mainly textbooks, but now that I am out of grad school I am reading for FUN again and it feels great! Here are some titles I have been reading, have read and/or intend to read soon. Enjoy!

Geeky Lego Crafts by David Scarfe

Dodging Energy Vampires : An Empath's Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power
by Northrup, Christiane

My Little Pony: The Art of Equestria
by Mary Jane Begin

My Girls : A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie
by Todd Fisher

The Keto Diet : The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet
by Leanne Vogel

How Tall Is a T. Rex?
by Alison Limentani

Disrupting Thinking : Why How We Read Matters
by Kylene Beers

Bad dads : The Wes Anderson collection :
Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson

12 rules for Life : An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson

Secret Route 66: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
by Jim Ross


Happy Father's Day!!

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Life Hacks?

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I am not so sure "Life Hacks" are even called "Life Hacks" anymore or if the term has been overused. How about "Life Tips" (TM TwinkleTeaches)? Here's some Life Tips!!!

They put floral contact paper on the side of dresser drawers. Genius.

Now for healthy juice recipes to make up for the bacon one...

This dough/pizza pun would make a great gift for a new graduate or college student.

Ohhhh! Paint those plastic flamingos gold and you have instant chic.

I will test these out when we catch cold this Winter...

I am going to try to make this moon sand recipe. I think it would be great for a sensory activity.

Make your own shower cleaner.

Or try this homemade spray in your garden! From The Thrifty Couple.

I may try this with *ONE* Bounce sheet, but I feel like if I covered ALL of my fan with them that would interrupt the air flow. We will see!

I am so not a doctor, so take this with a literal pinch of salt.

Legos. The enemy of my feet. I like how this family used disposable plastic containers to sort them. One day, I may become brave enough to do this with Harrison's Legos.

Wow! Someone found a coffee table at the curb and refurbished it to make a Lego table! Idea from Domestic Inspiration.

I have not tried this yet, but it does look pretty.

Mmmmm Wendy's Frosty-like recipe!

The following ideas show you how to hide money or valuables in your home or while on vacation. 

You could wrap them in an unused diaper.

Hide them in an empty jar that is made to look full using a tp roll and legumes. As seen on Bored Panda.

And this idea takes more work, but you could install a secret drawer under your windows. I am all about more storage solutions!