Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

This was pre-snow

I got my car shovelled out with the help of a young man next door and I will make it to work. Before I bought my car four years ago, I took the T everywhere. Now I hate the thoughts of waiting out in the freezing wind for a bus. The library is nice and cozy when there is snow everywhere.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Essential Services

Our library was open Friday, Dec. 19, 08 but we closed at 3p.m. I had a pretty bad skid out on my way home. The snow started and got bad very quickly. Yesterday I was very surprised that we were to open. We all made it in though. I walked down to the main street but saw no buses. So I shovelled out and drove in. It took me 25 minutes to park the car at work becaue the police cars, from next door to the library, were blocking our spots. One big officer grumbled I was going to get stuck up in my spot anyway, as he moved his car. Today is Sunday and I don't have to go anywhere. I can cook and watch movies and get online. Since the snow hasn't even slowed down I wonder about tomorrow. I live on the inside of a dead end street. The plow comes down and pushes the snow to my car. I don't think anything is going to move tomorrow.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Time to Browse

Now that the Things are completed, I have time to browse and browse. This pic is for Michael. I want to thank Clayton for his Delicious favorites. I already watched Twilight on the free movie site. It was good to meet everyone. I tried a Delicious site of my own but my computer kept shutting down. Don't know why. I am also trying to figure out how to use my MP4 player. Don't laugh, I never owned an ipod or any hand-held wonder. My cell phone is very basic. Oh..The picture is of Silky. She plays fetch until I get too tired. She fetches, not me.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

25 Food Blogs
Lemony Bread-Pudding French Toast

This is lemony bread-pudding french toast.
I found this blog from someone who's family came from Calabria in Italy. My great-grandmother was from there.

Then I started searching through other recipes to see if I could find one my grandmother made and one my mother made. I didn't find them.

My grandmother used to cook these little pizzas I've never seen anywhere else. The piece was square with a top like a mini calzone. She made spinach and raisin pizza for the adults and squares of cheese pizza's for us kids because we didn't like spinach. Ours didn't have the top piece. I remember the smell of the olive oil she used. I don't think anyone got the recipe or if it was even written down.

My favorite dish has always been my mother's turkey stuffing. She taught my brother and I how to make it and told us not to give the recipe to anyone. My brother gave it to my cousin and my mother never let him forget his disloyalty. (Is that a word?) My cousin made it but it wasn't like my mother's. When I make it it's close to my mother's but I'm wondering if she left some tiny ingredient out. She did tell me about the hard boiled eggs and black olives though, and a couple of other things.

Friday, November 28, 2008

24 Twitter

I learned about Twitter during a week-long training. About ten people in the room were on it. I read it all later and could remember every part they were talking about. I also understood how some people had plans all of a sudden.
This would be good for the library staff. Even though we're not in a large building, it would help to keep track of what people are working on. They could also document when something is going on in another room, note when certain patrons are unruly or when certain teens are asked to leave.
A seperate Twitter could be set up with the patrons. We would let them know when their materials are in, or when we have something new they might like. We could tell them about the various programs and of any last minute changes with the programs. An update on the status of the computers would help. Of course if they are coming to the library to use the computer, they probably don't have one at home. Patrons could tell about books they enjoy. Teens could post about their graphic novels, mothers about books they read to their children and kids about their latest series title. Patrons could give us ideas for programming. The possibilities abound.