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The Worst Thing Today

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon September 1st, 2008, 3:40 pm

Oh middle schoolers. They are a different breed, arent they? At least your jump wasnt as shocking as mine. High school librarian down to an elementary librarian. That's a huge age gap. And considering I dont know kids, never wanted them, and never wanted to teach them this is going to be difficult.
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Mon September 1st, 2008, 3:59 pm

"Divia" wrote:Oh middle schoolers. They are a different breed, arent they? At least your jump wasnt as shocking as mine. High school librarian down to an elementary librarian. That's a huge age gap. And considering I dont know kids, never wanted them, and never wanted to teach them this is going to be difficult.


That is a big jump and you will have to deal with totally different needs. My district (which is a large urban district) has done away with middle schools and made all the elementary schools PreK-8 or K-8, so I am going from a middle school with 6-8 to a PreK-8 school. At least there will be far fewer middle schoolers, so hopefully things will be a bit calmer.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 6:50 pm

my worst thing is the dh went off to a conference in Edinburgh without me. :( His company put him two to a room with the other guy, so what with my airfare and hotel, it was just more than this month's budget could bear for me to go too.
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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 7:20 pm

"MLE" wrote:my worst thing is the dh went off to a conference in Edinburgh without me. :( His company put him two to a room with the other guy, so what with my airfare and hotel, it was just more than this month's budget could bear for me to go too.


Edinburgh .... sigh. I'd probably have to abuse my credit card account for a trip under those circumstances. I wouldn't have the willpower to resist Scotland.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:29 am

More germs!

I picked up my son from after school care tonight and he had another temperature. This virus will just not let go!
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:33 am

Hope your son feels better soon, Diamondlil. Keep his immune system strong.
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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Thu September 4th, 2008, 5:08 am

"diamondlil" wrote:More germs!

I picked up my son from after school care tonight and he had another temperature. This virus will just not let go!


If he has the same as we have all had, you are in for a long slog! Plenty of fluids, panandol and rest, I know, easier said than done! Plenty of vitamin rich foods and hope! I think Becky has managed to shake it off after three weeks, the rest of us have good and bad days.

Hope he feels better soon!
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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Thu September 4th, 2008, 6:11 pm

Earlier one of our library volunteers in another division expressed frustration about not finding a job for a long time. Because the volunteer is blind, it's more difficult. We hear a lot about people who can't get jobs but not so much about those with physical disabilites.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat September 6th, 2008, 3:13 am

Psyching myself up to mow the lawn seeing as it is such a nice day, but not being able to get the *bleep* lawn mower to start. :mad: :mad:

I am not a gardener at the best of times, so this is extremely frustrating.
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Kailana
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Postby Kailana » Sat September 6th, 2008, 3:22 am

The American political commercials AND Canadian political commercials at the same time! Like we really need an election after watching the stupid American politics for months and months! Not that politics are not important, but my GOD! And they are so stupid... I just watched a commercial where Harper talks about how being a father is the most important thing he has ever done... Lots of people are parents, doesn't mean they can run a country! Ahem, carry on!

Oh, good, another one. I will one day understand what those random blurbs mean about running a country... They are just scripted stuff.... I think politicians think their country-folk are stupid...

I'm at work, I have little else to do!
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