My days are brimming – usually of nieces’ and nephews’ stories. I get such a kick out of these kids. I’m watching them grow up, right in front of me. It’s pretty awesome. My 9 year old nephew Kyle is reading THE HUNGER GAMES, after I suggested him to read the book. I take him and Willis Jr. to school in the mornings. It’s usually a very animated start to my day. We discuss the book, ideas and philosophy while driving to school. This 9 year old is incredibly smart. He needs to read more and as a Librarian, I need to do my part to encourage him to become a bibliophile. heh. This morning, I gave a quick 15 min session on who/what on the following: Jesus, lent, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Easter.
And it’s so awesome to be here for the unplanned moments. All my siblings were in town this week-end. We took group photos of all the grandkids with the Grandma. Visited with all my brothers and sisters. I cooked for them and we basically celebrated just being together. I don’t get to see my niece Nicole as often as I would like, but she’s very busy with a heavy school load. The other day, I heard my brother sing a random song (ceremony song) and it just lift my spirits that I was able to hear that. I got a little bit choked up because I guess I was really missing that. It’s comforting to see, hear and smell the daily offerings for (morning) prayers.
The other part of my life- a job. That search continues but it’s not going well. It’s taking longer than I thought it would so I think I need to be more patient (not my strong suit). It felt so strange to be working at the Reference Desk, at first. I wasn’t as confident answering reference questions but I got into the groove. The only drawback is the long grueling hours – continuous hours at the reference desk. After the 3rd hour, I’m a little bit numb. It’s non-stop questions (for now) so the hours fly by so quickly. Everyone on the team is so busy so it’s hard to ask for a break when we’re getting slammed at the desk. I really need a regular librarian job. And soon. I’ve applied to a Library Director position at a local junior college so we’ll see what happens.
Most of my family members are heading up to rez for a ceremony this week-end. I have to work on Sunday so I’ll be staying behind with my 2 sisters. We’ll have a good time. I have to start on the Reference Desk at 9am so I’ll post this and get my day started. I hope you are all doing well, my friends. Much love and happiness to each one of you.