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Wow, I haven’t been here for a while. Lots of things have changed and every time I sat down to write all of it felt a little too heavy to drop on the page. Nothing is bad, there was just a lot of life going on.
I suppose bad is relative though. I did break up with the Mister. Long distance relationships wear you down after a while, and for me, our relationship got worn down to nothing. There’s no he said, she said, just an end and a new beginning. I am happy being single and it isn’t that different from being in a long distance relationship. At the moment, I’m happy being me. Maybe someone else will come along that is also happy with me being me and we can be happy together. There should probably be a law against using the word happy that many times in a paragraph.
Libraryland has been wonderful. I’ve been participating in our programming committee and feel like this is a group who’s work will make a difference. I got approved to have a Teen Space at my branch too, in addition to Teen Advisory, so now we will have a once a month hang out spot just for teens. Reading Marathon is coming up in about a week and we go next week to the middle school to promote it at lunch hour. I love having a specific program to promote–ok, I just love tabling and all the teens I see. I feel like a mini celebrity bribing the kids with candy to love me (I mean, love the library of course). Oh and we got a new regional manager. Yup, another new manager.
The Boy is very nice to have around. He’s at an awkward phase where he wants to be a gentleman, but he forgets sometimes and lapses back into teen sas. I am diligent in reminding him to “be nice” and he’s always pretty quick to come around. Unless there’s school work involved, then it takes him a little longer. He got a bit of a scare this quarter though, so even that attitude is changing. For now. I understand wanting to be in charge of your own life but failing school isn’t a good way of proving you’re ready to be a man. Oh, and when it takes you two days to empty the dishwasher, that means I have to wait that long to do the dishes. (That’s an exaggeration, in case you’re wondering). We’ve been having a nice time together generally. The power struggles have gotten shorter and we have some pretty good conversations when we sit on the couch in the evenings.
This snow is awesome. I had Wednesday off to take The Boy to his doctor appointments, but of course they were all canceled. I stocked up on groceries on Tuesday night and I’m super glad because I haven’t been outside for the last 2 days for more than taking pictures and taking out the trash. I got the house clean and organized yesterday and now am enjoying the warmth and quiet. I think I’m going to go hang out in my newly reassembled bed for some quality reading time. Hopefully my legs will not atrophy before my 6 mile run on Sunday.