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I'm a single mom with two great kids living near Dallas, Texas. This is my life; day to day things that are probably only important to me. This is my record of my ups, my downs and the road that I've taken along the way. For whatever reason YOU'RE here, I hope you find something you can enjoy and/or relate to. God bless.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sign In, Sign Out....Shhhhhh

Today I played librarian...okay, I got payed for it. But...truth is, I did absolutely nothing. I started and finished Mary, Mary by James Patterson. Honest, that's what I did all day. My eyes were so painful, my butt hurt and I got such leg cramps that I spent 1/4 of the day standing or doing leg exercises while reading. On the upside, it was a decent book. They'd asked me not long ago if I'd consider being a permanent sub for the library...and I'd said I didn't want to work permanent anything. After today, I'd rather hook than be a librarian. When I was signing out at the end of the day, they asked me in the office if I'd been bored out of my mind. I told them I'd read a book that I'd been wanting to read since before Christmas break...but I missed yelling at kids. I may not have enjoyed today much, but I do love my job.

I came home and fell right into bed, slept for 3 hours. Why is that? I did nothing all day but read.

For those of you sadistic sorts that enjoy my rant and raving about Photoshop...get over it, I'm learning! But if you have any neat tricks or advice, please feel free to email me.

I'm also wanting to give thanks for the dvr. What a cool invention. We use it quite a bit, but when 3 of my 5 favorite shows are on, on the same night at the same time...I do love the dvr. My three tonight; House, Boston Legal and The Shield. I haven't watched any of them yet, and since I'm not working tomorrow and no immediate book that's waiting to be read, I'll catch up.

Oh, by the way...if y'all have never checked out the site SteelCowboy, please do so sometime. The guy can really write some great stories.


Blogger Nabeel said...

awww that's the spirit .. learning photoshop .. glad to hear that.

Will definetely check out SteelCowboy ..
what's a dvr?

12:02 AM  
Blogger DZER said...

so ... what corner are ya hooking, hot stuff? ;)

also ... check out Adobe Studio Exchange ... some cool Photoshop add ons and extras to juice up the program. Oh ... and you might want to look at EyeCandy as well ;)

2:05 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

nabeel ~ you are always so supportive. Loved the site you lead me to this morning on your blog...the picture was gorgeous, as was your poetry. :) A dvr? A digital video recorder...such as a Tivo and the likes. We've always had Comcast, love it. Oh, and you have no idea how it made my morning to see my photo blog on your post. Wow, though I honestly don't see why, I'm flattered.

dzer ~ hon, that corner is busy enough the way it is, LOL!
And thanks for the tips, writing everything down so I can check it all out.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Keasty said...

Good to be back and read your stories Kathi. I won't share your library story with Fay (who was one in a previous life.) Do pop in to my site and ANSWER THE QUESTION. Good on you.

7:37 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

keasty ~ welcome home, and it was an interesting question at that. Hugs :)

8:09 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

I have not done this in a while, but I used to devour books - I read more than 50 one year (sounds easy, but try it sometime). And we are not talking "Dick and Jane," but some hefty books (no romance books in the bunch). And I have nothing against romance, either.

But when I read a book in a sitting - it would wear me out.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous blackops said...

Do you think maybe you could've written a couple of posts while you were sitting there reading?

8:45 AM  
Blogger Casually Me said...

Rather hook than sub at the library..classic.
The Shield started out with a bang. I already dislike Forest, he is playing dirty to catch the saintly Mackie.

8:47 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

leesa ~ always read books this way. 1st book I remember reading was Gone With The Wind in the 6th grade, and staying up all night in the bathroom reading, so as not to wake anyone up. Once I start a book, I'm like an addict, I can't stop till it's done. Thing is, I always have 2 or more books waiting for me to start. "Dick and Jane", lol.

blackops ~ well...maybe instead of , but not 'while', silly.

casually me ~ dang, guy!! I said I've not watched it yet!! Don't go giving it away before I do. :) Saintly, yeah...uh huh. Do you know that I had 'Mackie' on my list of my sexiest men? A far cry from The Commish, I know...but I think he's sexy as hell.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Shannon said...

Before I had my surgery, I hadn't had time to read any books (that were interesting) in about three years. )Coincidence that my daughter is three?) Technical manuals and finance books had me buried. However I did manage to read three books and am on my fourth before i go back to work. I've really enjoyed reading instead of the wasteland of daytime TV!

Take the libraian job! It sounds like fun!Besides yelling at kids all day will make you horse. I know from being a substitute teacher in a past life. :)

9:18 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

shannon ~ So, how is it on your feet again? Painful?
What four books did ya read?

9:23 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Being librarian sounds like a good excuse to read a bunch of good books. Me, my book and my sidekick woulda been in heaven.

9:30 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

shawn ~ tell me more of this 'sidekick' please. And do not go ignoring me again!
Hugs, darlin.

9:35 AM  
Blogger SmileDragon said...

Another DVR fan, huh? I have had mine for about a year now, and I absolutely love it. The Shield and House. House is the most fantastic television show I have ever watched. You are going to love the premier of The Shield. I won't give you any details, but it was great!

9:44 AM  
Blogger ~Deb said...

Oooooh---a librarian! I find them to be quite sexy... (Depending) But the whole image of this librarian-type woman, throwing off her glasses and letting her hair down--and then throwing you in some isle full of books to ravish you--ummm... ANYWAY, .... enough about my fantasies.

Sometimes the jobs that require mental stimulation are more exhausting them a manual labor.

10:05 AM  
Blogger HizzleThizzle said...

I would be so lost without Tivo. My shows are Desperate Housewives and Greys Anatomy

10:19 AM  
Blogger Kellie said...

I need DVR.

And some quality library time!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

I check out the Steel Cowboy and he is a great story teller. Thanks for the suggestion.

I would be bored to tears if I worked in a library, too quiet. I like the hussle and bussle of the outside world. Now I do enjoy some quite time in my own house.

12:27 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

smiledragon ~ kindred spirits. I'm the same way about House, I'm always telling everyone to watch it once (I say the same thing about B.L. too, love Spader and Shatner, best combo).

deb ~ dang, girl...I hate it when you're not around. Mental stimulation...got it. :)

sweet hizzle ~ Those are my other two shows!! House and Greys are the new ER *but with attitude*.

kellie ~ you and j will have it all, I believe that.

lucy ~ right, yes...about SteelCowboy? The guy can write!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Georgiapeach said...

I am so glad you had a relax and chill day. So the book was pretty good. Did you read all of it in one day or had you read some of it prior to yesterday. Because it is possible to read a really good book in eight hours.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Georgiapeach said...

Kathi, that poem is the best. You are so talented. I like that poem better than The Dash poem.

4:48 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

gp ~ thanks hon, and yeah, I read the book in 7 hours. But I always have read really fast.
And thanks for the compliment on the poem...but what Dash poem are you talking about?

5:21 PM  
Blogger ~Deb said...

Mental stimulation always leads into other ~stimulations~...

6:31 PM  
Blogger Georgiapeach said...

You haven't heard of The Dash poem. It is really beautiful and very popular. You have to google it.

11:32 PM  
Blogger bbsgirl said...

I would take physical exhaustion over mental anytime. Most times when I spend too much time being bored or stressing I'm twice as tired when I lay down.

I love to read the posts from steelcowboy!!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

The Sidekick is cell phone on the T-Mobile network. It has a a full qwerty keyboard which makes texting/IMing easier.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love James Patterson. I just finished reading London Bridges, also one of the Alex Cross series. I want to read Honeymoon and Mary, Mary also, but I am currently reading Memoirs of a Geisha (finally since I bought it before Christmas) and since I start school next week, I will also be reading government and speech crap :(

I also bought the much talked about book A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (before all the controversy about it). Maybe instead of playing hooky I can play librarian and catch up on my reading :)

9:37 AM  

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