Friday, July 31, 2009

Library Woes

Hey, Y'all,
Well, the governor has cut funds to the library, and the library board has made their decisions...and did a masterful job, I think. No Sunday hours except at the Main Library, Closing early every night, Full time is down from 40 hrs to 36 hrs and part timers from 20 to 18 hrs, Less money spent for new material, no new hires, even if people quit. Nothing there is great, but at least no branch has to close and no employee has lost their job. Better yet, our benefits have stayed the same. I can live with that. I will have to adjust my budget, and tighten my belt, but I am not so bad off. No credit-card debt, no mortgage, and I have some savings. Yep, all-in-all, not so very bad. I just hope that the governor realizes what great libraries Ohio has. So many may just have to close their doors...


Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Hey Y'all,
I have found a friend that I haven't seen or heard from in about 33 years! Teresa and I were best of friends for years, until her family moved away. We did still keep in touch for a while, but then just fell out of touch. It is wonderful, how Facebook has brought people together again. I have several "friends" that were friends many years ago. I just love it. If only my son wouldn't keep telling me that "Facebook is the Devil!" He keeps telling me not to mention addresses, phone numbers, or when I am going on vacation, etc. Granted, he is a policeman, but does he really think that I am that stupid? I am the one who doesn't even put a picture of myself on any computer website! I have never trusted the ether out there. Anyway, I love facebook, despite all that.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hey, y'all,
I have really come into my own on the computer! I am now on facebook! Although I haven't found a good enough picture, yet. I have "found" a couple of old friends, a couple of cousins, and several people from work, so far. It is kind of fun, although I can't get on as often as I would like. Just on a break or lunch hour. (I am still not on line at home.)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Break

Hey Y'all,
My grandson has been on spring break this week. He is spending it @ Grandpa's in Washington DC. How many 5 year olds get to go so far away on spring break? (Well, it's not Cancun, but he IS only 5). I am taking my spring break next week. Not in the same way as Alex, though. I have a couple of Dr. appointments, a fridge to clean before something grows legs in back, and an apartment that is in dire need of a dust cloth and a vaccuum. Ah, the joys of spring cleaning! My cat will love me for staying at home, but when she sees that vaccuum come out, I may not see her for hours. She cannot stand that vaccuum!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sometimes you marvel at the stupidity of people. The ones who run a red light, then flip YOU the bird because you almost hit them. The ones who cannot understand why they have to at least get a GED before they homeschool their children. And the ones who think that what they were taught in history class in school is the truth! Doesn't anyone read real history books anymore? Does no one even think about the fact that history is written by the "winner" of any conflict? I love the fact that I when I was talking about the "Puritans" hanging Quakers, I was informed of the fact that "That didn't happen." Seemingly, the colonial court records are all wrong, because the schoolbooks state that the puritans came over so America could have religious freedom for all. Hello...they came so that THEY could have that freedom, not so anyone else could! I just want to say...go read a book!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Week off

Hey Y'all
I have next week off!!!!! I am very happy about that, although I haven't any real plans. I may spend the last part of the week in WV, visiting family. I haven't been down for a while. I would like to do some research (genealogy) down there, but will probably need more than a couple of days for that. I may just stay at home and do as little as possible. I only hope that the week goes very slowly.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Keeping up or at least not so far behind

Hey y'all, I have surely started to keep up with the times...I am now on facebook. My son-in-law talked me into it, and truth is, I am having a good time with it. I have re-connected with a couple of ex-school mates, a couple of cousins, etc. Not too bad for someone who is usually pretty old fashioned! (I don't even have cable TV! I use rabbit ears!) is my page at facebook.