Category Archives: Stuff & Things

Long day…

I worked at the smaller library on the other side of Vallejo (Springstowne WOOT!) today and, for many reasons, I’m wiped.

Side yard at SPR

Springstowne is a house that was converted to a library in 1956. It is the smallest branch in our county system.

Close up of the signpost…

I like working at SPR once in a while, but I must admit my preference for my JFK.

Therapy tonight (you’re welcome)

I’ve been in therapy with Dr. Susan for 3 years this May. We generally meet (via phone, currently) every other week. When we were able to meet in person, we’d have coffee, and sometimes, the best Hawaiian burger at George’s Giant Hamburger in Walnut Creek.

Susan knows me very well by now, and I am heard and helped every time she and I speak.

She noted that I have CHOSEN not to worry about things that are not in my control. This is a great thing for me as I have generally been an, “I can fix it!” type of person.

“Fixing” things is an asset at work as a Librarian, but I was inclined to take it just a BIT too far, at times.

My regular routines are very good for me and I have little concern about changes I may have to deal with.

I can handle it.

If I can’t, I’ll find someone who can.

That’s how I roll.

A day to rest…tonight, I mean…

I have a full, regular day of work happening here, but I am sleepy. I couldn’t fall asleep last night until nearly midnight, then woke up at 730.

See…I’m not a morning person…never have been.

Before I went back to school to become a librarian, I was a Bartender for a decade.

Now THAT was a great schedule for me!

The only thing that keeps me trying this morning shit is the fact that I LOVE my job.

One of the main things I get to do is Help People find the information they need right now.

Sometimes that’s the location of the latest Mystery, or help with research for a school assignment, often it’s assistance with printing or scanning, and most importantly, it can be directions to the restrooms.

I get to assist with these and SO MANY other informational needs every day and I LIVE for this shit!

My roomate, Angelina (age 10) created this.

So…here I am…ready for bed. Time to curl up with this lovely furbaby:

Goodnight!

A new Art Space is being formed

My Love has been organizing the items that have been stored in the spare room at his place. This is the room that will become my Art Studio there.

An EXCELLENT start…

I’ll bring my Ott Light to replace that lamp in the corner, but this table is SUPER sturdy, and the chair is nicer than my work chair.

My Love also brought the art supplies I’ve had in the dining room, into this room, and sorted them really well, truly.

The cardboard in the window will be replaced by one of my wonderful tapestries.

I am looking forward to making some art in this room.

More importantly, this was all done by the Love of My Life, because he supports my Art Practice and Process.

I love this photo….

I am incredibly blessed and lucky.

Song of the Day

*day 5, under the wire cuz I’m on the West coast.

Back from Monterey

We got up early and headed south, then west…Had some WEAK SAUCE McDonald’s coffee on the way, but made up for it at Tidal coffee at the east end of Cannery Row.

Nearly everyone was wearing a mask…

…even Steinbeck.

This is very different than what we generally encounter at Lodi Lake Park.

Then we found out why:

THIS is how you do it.

There are gorgeous views of the water, and many sights to see…

I pass the JB factory on hwy 12 twice a week…my favorite flavor is pear.

We visited Kelly and Megan at Megan’s ADORABLE little place in Pacific Grove, where they fed us amazing food, and I got to meet the 4 cats:

The Count.
Pickle
Olive

I didn’t catch a photo of Queso, unfortunately.

It has been a very nice Easter Sunday for us, but imma go to sleep now…

G’night

Taking care of my familiar…

Emily and I are currently waiting in Shelley (my frankencar) outside the vet’s office.

BabyGirlKid jail.

We are just here for her yearly checkup & vax update. A year ago, she had her right, lower fang removed due to decay & the only slight concern I have is that she might be a li’l chubby now…but aren’t we all?

After we close at 5pm today, I’m off for a 3-day weekend (WOOT!)

With this guy:

Freshly vaccinated

I feel possibilities ahead. It’s more than just spring…um…springing. it’s the potential hiatus from *waves around* all of the past year/few years.

The great staff at Bayside Vet in Vallejo just came out and got Emily. The folks here are excellent…one of the Vet Techs works p/t at my library and I love knowing someone so well, who will watch out for my baby.

This is where I brought my Boys when it was time for them to go…It was a sad, but beautiful, experience thanks to the staff here at Bayside.

My Merry
My Pippin

The weather here in Vallejo, CA is perfect…sunny with the river breeze.

It will be warmer in Woodbridge (it most always is), but we might road trip on one of my THREE days off (but I repeat myself) to the coast, perhaps.

OK! So Emily is done here and it’s time to take her home.

She has a clean bill of health, besides a little too much weight. She was 11lbs last year & she’s up to 13lbs now. I just have to feed her twice a day instead of leaving food out for her constantly.

Home again…

Happy Friday!

Oh, Hai!

I know I’ve been MIA for a long time, but my excuse is love.

That’s right, I’ve been love-drunk for months.

Matt and Me

I met this sweet, caring, man 2 months ago and he has changed my world for the better. He inspires me and encourages me every day.

He has even helped to up my coffee game! I have an aeropress and an electric kettle now. Mornings are sweeter now.

Anywho…I am making art, making love, making a mess…We go for walks and bike rides and we want to go camping when it gets warm.

We are very happy right now.

New Year’s day, New Brighton State beach