Back to work…

I woke up early enough to have a 2nd cup of coffee and extra snuggles with My Emily.

She’s SO FLUFFY!!!

A retired former coworker brought these in to us from her garden:

GLORY!
The COLORS, tho!

Today is looking like a pretty good day here at JFK, even though one of my favorite coworkers is leaving us after Saturday and it’s rather jarring to watch him pack up/clean his desk. 😥

He is promoting to full time at another location, so I can’t harsh his gig, but I hope he can come back to JFK when a full time spot opens up. 🤓🥳

Tonight I’m going to collect up a few items and supplies to take back to my new Art Space at Matt’s…

I mean, you KNOW there will be beautiful tapestries and twinkly lights in there! 🤩🤪

I purchased a string of lights much like this, and three (3) were delivered. MWAH-HAH-HAH!
My forest tapestry is quite like this…

I do believe I’ve got some Aries moon energy going on.

Happy Tuesday!

Day 12 blog along. Day 1 Aries Moon Vow.

That’s right…I have been keeping up with Effy’s blog along so far, and I love this shit.

In addition, in my Art Class on Saturday, I vowed on the dark of the Aries Moon that I will get paint on my fingertips.

I did this with my fingers.

I was testing out my new paint from yesterday in one of my art journals.

I anticipate that these iridescent colors will REALLY pop on black paper.

Also, I ❤ Iris Apfel.

It’s Me! In the Thing!

I’m so happy to be making something Arty!

Tonight was my journey back to my place, to prepare for my work week.

She’s licking my fingers cuz I had salmon for dinner.

I came home to her, so all is well…

Sleep for 13 hours…

Then wake up to hot coffee and snuggles with the love of my life…

My Matthew, My Heart

Received an art supply order.

YAY!

My new Iridescent Paint Set!
A case for my set of 98 watercolor brush pens. They are currently in a box…not conducive to my artsting style.

I made an Aries Moon vow to get paint on my fingers, and I plan to start with that yummy iridescent paint…

Happy Sunday & 11 days of blogging so far…

My Friday…

For the month of April, I work Tuesdays through Saturdays, so today is my Friday.

Being a #saturdaylibrarian is mostly the same as weekday librarian-ing, except that the Vallejo Farmer’s Market that occurs every Saturday from 9-2 increases foot traffic, as it’s right around the corner from the library, on Georgia street.

Ted “Theodore” Logan

This is Ted.

Ted lives just outside the library door, on the City Hall side.

Ted loves unsalted peanuts.

He’s just so perky…

Welp! The work week is over for me…its time to pack it up and drive to Woodbridge to be with my Heart…

in Monterey

PS – I love talking to ya’ll every day!

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.