Last week I was in Boston for my very first professional conference as a librarian (more on that later). Sarah Ginny, Nat & G were travelling to Maine and were oh so kind to make a detour to come and spend a little bit with me. It was such a wonderful treat, especially because I got to see Genevieve and oh how she's grown!
Where I'll be June 29th-July 3rd.
I spent the week between Christmas and New Years in Biloxi, MS doing clean up Post Katrina in 2005. I made a quick decision in church on Sunday to go with a group from Faith Presbyterian to do construction work for 4 days. It will be the first week of my official month off. It should be an adventure. I am curious to see what things look like almost 3 years later.
We were super close to this glacier. I must admit I was a bit nervous, at one point I wondered whether our captain had ever seen Titanic? We were moving through a lot of ice! But no worries he was a good captain and we saw a lot of amazing wildlife.
...from seven glorious days in Alaska! What a delight it was to spend my vacation this year in the beautiful state of Alaska with my best friend Morgan and her newly acquired husband Ben. They were great hosts! We had lots of good laughs, lots of good conversations, lots of good food and it was a joyful gathering of old friends!
I've posted my pictures from the trip, many need to be rotated and I need to label them but at least there now in a Flickr Set and not just on my memory card!
Tomorrow is the big day! My first official day as a Librarian at Emmanuel College. I'm to arrive at 8am and the day will commence from there. I still have lots to do in my house but I'm doing my best to just take it easy and instead of moving furniture a million times (in the fashion of my mother) I'll live with the space for a few weeks and see how things should be placed.
Mom and I arrived safe and sound, here in Chattanooga, right around 11:30pm last night. What should have been a 6.5-7 hour trip ended up taking 9 hours with only 1 stop. AHHHH! It took us about 3 hours to go about 100 miles. I-75 is under some sort of construction and essentially 3 lanes of traffic eventually have to funnel down to 1 lane. It was maddening how slow traffic was going. I did get pretty frustrated by the whole ordeal. After we stopped for gas mom ended up driving the rest of the way to Chattanooga.
I will NOT be going home on 75. Mom has gone another way using I-65. I am willing to try just about anything to avoid that craziness on the Sunday after Thanksgiving!
Thankfully we had a good Audio-book to listen to, we listened to Between, Georgia, by Joshilyn Jackson. We didn't finish it, I think we have about 2 discs left. Good book.
This time tomorrow night I'll be just about to Knoxville and well on my way to Chattanooga. See ya tomorrow night little Fuller...don't forget to sleep in on Wednesday!
Tomorrow I am travelling to Dennis Port, MA. I still haven't packed. The laundry is done, but still not in my suitcase. I'm sure it will get done, but I also need to pack for summer training, where I'll be in Beaver Falls, PA. I travel there on June 14.
I've opted not to take my labtop with me, so I'll wait to post my pictures and entries when I'm home.