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Jen

Jen

Mom. Librarian. Hopeful. Not necessarily in that order.
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running gear on, phone charged, fully hydrated - time to stop procrastinating and get this run done.
Run like the wind! - Galadriel C. from Android
Not a good run - quit after a mile and a half - there's always next time. - Jen
Having a lovely birthday. Baked chocolate chocolate chip zucchini muffins, good lunch with hubby, hammock time listening to Lollapalooza live stream, and family dinner to come. Bliss.
its your bday?? happy birthday!! it sounds like a great way to spend the day! - Sir Shuping is just sir
c25k achievement unlocked! clocked in at 31:45. Should I work on improving time or try for 10k? Decisions, decisions.
Well done! I went with both :-) - Pete : Team Marina
There are some very large bugs throwing themselves at our slider doors. So scary!
I don't understand why it keeps raining on days I'm supposed to run, but it's not going to stop me. Heading over to the Y to run on the tiny track. Week 4 of C25K engaged!
Go, Jen, go! - Marie
First day going 3 miles in a really long time. And I'm still alive! - Jen
Hooray! - Galadriel C. from Android
Finished day 1 of c25k!
finished day 2 yesterday - trying not to give up to my extreme laziness :) - Jen
Pete started this in January and is now running 5k four times a week in pretty good time. If he can do it (and he won't mind me saying this) anyone can!! Keep on keeping on Jen :-) - 'H'institches #TeamMarina
Yeah Jen! Joelle and I have been running a bit after work. I think of you every time! - Galadriel C. from Android
Hey Galadriel! So awesome that you and Joelle are running - miss you guys. I just finished my 4th run on this program. So far so good. Now if only the weather would start to cooperate.... - Jen
Just so you don't think I've given up, week three complete and I'm feeling really glad to have left the treadmill behind! - Jen
<epic rant>^&^ ^*^(*B()**</epic rant> I don't know about you, but I feel SO much better now :)
This may or may not be related to the fact that after a solid week the sun came out for about an hour, and then it got dark and started raining again. grrrrr. - Jen
This is what a CC search for images relating to "guide on the side" turned up. Desperate to try to spin it into something useful.
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I think this is it; the last day of wearing boots until next fall. It's a sure sign of spring when your legs just get too hot wearing boots.
Knitters: I have completed a simple scarf. I can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Is there a simple way to move on to knitting socks? Or what should I try next?
Have you done any circular knitting? Socks are usually knit on double pointed needles, though I've seen seamed ones done on two needles. I usually recommend knitting a hat or at least a wool headband so you can try knitting in the round. Fingerless mitts are a great way to learn how to use DPNs. - Hedgehog
A hat it is! I blame this weather for my fixation on wool socks. - Jen
:) Just wait until you discover all the wool shops near you. Ewetopia in Viroqua is the best, hands down, though Judy's shop in Onalaska is excellent too - Hedgehog
I have a lot to learn about yarn, I've been using cheap hobby lobby yarn - time to explore! - Jen
I agree with the hats suggestion. That was my first move after scarves, and you can do things like berets that allow you to practice adding and removing stitches. - Lily
School called for tomorrow. Feeling lucky that my teens can fend for themselves, I gots to go in.
Aw, drag. Be careful out there! - Marie
Homemade chicken soup - yum! Hoping this will thaw out my face.
Buying pens this morning. feeling a bit giddy #officesupplyswoon
I'm glad I saw this AFTER I got back from my shopping run to Target, otherwise there would have been even more impulse purchases. ;) - Catherine Pellegrino
what kind of pens did you get? - Marie
More Sharpies (80s collection) and some Uni-ball Visions. Been too long since I indulged in pens. Maybe I'll start writing more? - Jen
I love sharpies!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oh, I just bought that Sharpie collection for J's aftercare to make shrinky-dinks with. Very very cool. - Catherine Pellegrino
Update from ice station zebra: it's still damn cold.
And now school is cancelled for tomorrow. - Jen
A strange Christmas. Woke up to find my mom was in the hospital. Planning to drive in to Chicago tomorrow to check in on her. I hate being so far away.
Safe travels. Healing thoughts for your mom. - Marie
Thanks Marie :) - Jen from FFHound!
*hugs* - Meg VMeg
Hope she is doing ok. - Joe
Hope all is well. - L to tha B from Android
Oh no. Sending hugs and good thoughts. - Galadriel C.
Sending all the thoughts - maʀtha from Android
So sorry--I know how hard this is. Have a safe trip. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I hope things are going well for all of you. - Betsy
Prayers for your mom and hugs and prayers for you. - laura x from iPhone
Thanks all! I am happy to report that my mom is now home and I am sitting with her right now :). We don't know what's going on, but I'm happy to have this time at any rate. - Jen
:) - Marie
Glad to hear it. - Meg VMeg
Looks like we're getting a new hot water heater for an early Christmas gift. Wonder if the plumber has a cyber Monday special?
Oh, drag. - Marie
For what the new unit cost, I am expecting gold accents - oh my! - Jen
Troubleshooting ebscohost email outage in the car from my phone. Not sure whether to praise technology or curse it.
We had that going on yesterday, FWIW, but thought it was our spam filter. So maybe not... - Kirsten from Android
Nope - not you. They are working on it. EBSCO is not having a great run lately. - Jen from FFHound!
Yes, I've noticed more bugs with EBSCO the past few months too. The tech support has been great, but I've been surprised at the problems appearing. - Galadriel C. from Android
Our GA encountered problems emailing from an EBSCO db over the weekend. It must be a big problem. - kaijsa
I did not get my tree up today, but I did finish a book I started in July, did the grocery shopping, made dinner, and am waiting in third load of laundry to finish. Maybe later this week....
I was just settling in to update some links on our link resolver, but it kicked me out due to its maintenance time. Reminds me that it's 9:30 and should be completely okay for me to take some maintenance time as well.
Efforts to control the rising tide of my email have been in vain. Considering a mass delete.
*sends moar emails* - Sir Shuping is just sir
I may have to evacuate. - Jen
My baby girl went to her first homecoming dance last night with her friends. They looked beautiful. Growing up so fast!
Wow; that's so hard to believe but absolutely fabulous all the same! - Galadriel C.
Exclaimed to my daughter while marching in the Maple Leaf Parade: "How can you even play that clarinet, it has SO MANY HOLES!"
Said parade watcher may have been a bit tipsy we think. - Jen
Tomorrow morning is going to be really rough for me. All good thoughts welcome.
*hugs* and good thoughts - Sir Shuping is just sir
**hugs** - Kirsten
Best to you - maʀtha
Good thoughts from here too. - Marianne
Thinking of you. - laura x
more good thoughts from here. - Catherine Pellegrino
*hugs and thinking of you* - Hedgehog
Good thoughts for you! - Kathy
*good vibes* - Marie
Thanks All. Done and done with that chapter of my story. Looking forward to easier times to come. - Jen
Belated but very good thoughts + hugs to you! - Galadriel C.
Mantra for FY13/14: delegate all the things!
Or maybe I should amend to say: delete all the things! - Jen
Excitement for my 16yo getting his license replaced by shock and despair after getting quote on insurance coverage. Wow.
I am so in the wrong profession to have passive aggressive behavior grate on me this much. Rrrrrrr.
Anyone know a stop the rain dance? I think we've seen the sun once in the past two weeks.
That moment when a new colleague says something and you look up, smile. and think this person is going to be awesome to work with.
yep, that happened today. :) - Jen from BuddyFeed
hooray! - Galadriel C.
I was going to deep clean the carpet today, but I think I'll just read a book instead. If someone finds my motivation, please give it a kick in the butt and send it on back.
So far this morning: re-doing interview schedule because of weather-related travel SNAFU, then walked into campus situation in which many police officers had surrounded a campus building and were carrying large guns. Hoping for a more peaceful afternoon.
Just saw what happened and oh my goodness, I hope it's a peaceful afternoon too! - Galadriel C.
Wow..glad nothing escalated, hope the LAX-PD have it under control - Hedgehog
Campus and LAX-PD handled it amazingly well and quickly - no one hurt. Just a very frightened campus. - Jen
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