Thursday, October 29, 2015

IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS


It looks as if it will be a nice day today.  I think all the rain from yesterday is finished.  Not that we didn't need the rain.  We did.  In the morning it was cold and nasty.  But by the time I left work at 8 p.m, it was WARM and raining.  No wonder people get sick this time of year.

Yesterday morning the computers went down again.  Last time we could use them as stand alone, but this time even that was gone.  Fortunately they went back up around lunch time.

Not that I got lunch.  By the time I went out to Rite Aid to grab something and got back, Boss had to leave to go to a meeting and I had to sit in for him.  AND I overslept and was late for work.  So I didn't get breakfast.  Well... I had an apple.

I got these new (to me) apples called Snapdragon.  I have never heard of them before, but got them last week because they were on sale.  They are wonderful!  Sweet and tart at the same time.  I will definitely be buying them again.

While I was sitting in for Boss a fight broke out among some of the pre-teen boys.  They are regulars, so I knew all of them and went over and laid into them by name.  I kicked them out of the library for the rest of the day.  You just can't let a bunch of kids have a fist-fight and throw chairs around with little kids sitting there.  They were all mad at me and on the way out told Doug who was at the desk to go "F" himself.  Yeah.  Nice kids.  And people wonder why I want to leave.

Boss said to me yesterday that he didn't know I was really leaving.  He thought I was just kidding.  Hello!  I've been telling you for three months now.  I told him I had put the paperwork into Human Resources and he said he was just joking.  Was he?

You may have wondered about the title of this post.  Well, five years ago yesterday I began to blog.  I was doing it just until I recovered from my surgery so that my friends and family would know how I was doing.  I never expected to continue on for five years.  It has been terrible at times and but most of the time it has been wonderful.  I have met so many great people whom I have become friends with.  Isn't it great how people can connect in blogdom even though they have never met in person?  I tell people it is like a modern day penpal club.

I want to thank you all for your kindness, your comments, and especially for being you.  You all make my life better and I am so thankful.  I hope I can do another five years of blogging.  There's a lot to experience as I go into my next phase of life, I'm sure.

 
Kathy
38 days to retirement

10 comments:

  1. I dont blame you one bit for throwing those boys out. A library is no place to fight, and as you said, bad example for the younger kids there. I have been blogging since 1998. Doesnt seem possible, but I have met (online) some super people, you being one of them. Hope your day is a good one.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much Linda. It's been a pleasure getting to know you too. Wow since 1998 is a long time. I don't think I even knew what a blog was at that point.

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  2. Congratulations on FIVE YEARS!! I think I've known you for perhaps the last two of those, and we've become back-door friends through this marvelous message system.

    And WOW! A fight in the library! That's a stunning thought, for I still see the big black and white poster of the stern lady, finger to her lips, as she "shushed" us through all our childhoods from that fading green wall, fading a bit over time herself, as her dark hair grayed almost on schedule in the sunbeams. Libraries are sacred places to me, with a hush and a stillness of contemplation and learning and the simple satisfaction of reading a book. Second only to church and maybe funerals, they have an air of quiet to them, not because of enforcement, but of respect and common courtesy to our fellow readers and visitors.

    And I, too, have made some wonderful friends---99% of which I'll never meet, but several we've had in our home, and one couple whom we meet every year or so, at equal-distanced hotels for a weekend. (Last year in Pittsburgh). We set up housekeeping in our suites, go out to fabulous restaurants they've researched on the Internet, and have one all-day picnic from lovely goodies we've brought along, talking and laughing and catching up. They seem like family now, and we love them so much. (Good thing they love US---they were just here in June amongst all this KITCHEN mayhem and mess, and we had a glorious visit).

    I'm so glad you are here every day---it's always lovely to see your light pop up on my sidebar!

    rachel

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    1. You are right, libraries used to be that way but no more. The modern library is a place of learning, entertainment and sharing of ideas. So much is changing for the future and already has changed in the last 20 years I've been working here.

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  3. We have been blogging about the same length of time, Kathy. I am so glad to have met you here in blogland. I think you are just a wonderful, warm, caring person.
    It is too bad you had to deal with those kids but at least they know they can't get away with that crap there. You just wonder if the parents know how the kids act when they are there.
    I know you are on a countdown to retirement. WhooooHooooo xo Diana

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    1. Well, Diana, I hate to tell you this, but we get in trouble for correcting the children because the parents think there is nothing wrong with their behavior.

      I'm glad to have met you too here in blogland.

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  4. I'd have to leave too cause I sure couldn't put up with the junk them kids put you through. Where are the parents at these days?

    You have truly became my friend through our blogs and I am so blessed to have met you on this journey. Blogging is a wonderful way of connecting. I'm a firm believer no one crosses your path without reason. I think we were just meant to be friends ;)

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    1. I think we were meant to be friends too. I'm so glad we met and hopefully someday we will meet in person and I can give you a big hug.

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  5. I agree with you,Kathy. The parents just don't see it.Or they do and chase them out of the house for others to deal with.In a way,I feel sorry for them. Nobody seems to want them.
    It's hard to believe it's been 5 years....I guess you do meet a lot of nice people.I know you're eager for your retirement. It'll probably be bittersweet....there are good times there.
    Don't forget....turn the clocks!

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    1. Oh, you are right it is bittersweet. And gets more so each day. But I know I am doing the right thing at the right time. Everything else in my life is just falling into place around this retirement.

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