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A long overdue update….

So I guess I owe this to my loyal readers (hah, yeah right!)….but here’s an overdue update in all things Bananas!

I have finally found a real library job! Unfortunately it is only a Library Assistant I (so much for a Master’s degree….) but in 3 months I can apply for other positions and it’s much more likely for me to move into something better. So I’m biding my time. The job is also only part time 😦 but I can keep the Y job, which kinda makes me happy (weird, I know). I would feel really bad if I had to leave this job right now b/c I just started working intensively with two children who have some serious problems. I don’t mind transferring control of this to other teachers but the bad thing is some of the veteran teachers are unwilling to work with these children for whatever reasons. I can understand their viewpoint but it’s obvious that these kids need some TLC along with loads of discipline. So I want to stay to see how my method pans out (usually I do pretty well) and I want to give these kids a good chance at life.

On Labor Day weekend we had our Graduation/Birthday/Labor Day bash and it went off well! We had 47 people and people seemed to have a great time. It was really awesome to see some of our friends from college like Jeremy and Greg and their girlfriends – I’m so happy for them both. Also Ben and Gruden. And lastly – my Girls – Nikki/Matt, Sarah/Andy, and D….we’ll eventually get us all together – promise. I also had a really good time with my cousin-in-laws 🙂 and everyone else that come over! Seriously a lot of fun! And a big thank you to those who stuck around to clean up! 🙂 You know who you are! ;-). It was really nice to get everyone together and just enjoy ourselves. I think we’ll have to do it again.

Other things in my life….

  • I would like to do a 5K walk, maybe in the spring – if anyone wants to kick my butt in gear or just walk with me I’d really enjoy the company.
  • Matthew is working on putting together a salt water aquarium! I’m way excited to have salt water fishies!!
  • I’ve been crochetting up a storm here….even have a few orders…I’m thinking about selling some of the stuff i make to consignment shops just to make a few extra bucks.
  • I’m feeling myself swing back towards scrapbooking too, I took a 3 week hiatus.
  • Matthew’s back to playing hockey again! Yay! If anyone wants to come with me to watch the games, just let me know!
  • I think we might be changing our cell phone numbers kinda soon – we’ll see though.
  • I’m really looking forward to a vacation at thanksgiving time. We’re going to fla to see the fam and maybe stop in GA at the big aquarium and maybe go to epcot for a day! Drink around the World – Tour #2!

And yes, I know I still owe you all some pictures yet, I need to re-clean and such and then take them….I’ll get them by thanksgiving – and probably a video too. But anyways, I’m going to go clean, I want to clean….weird, I know.

Peace everyone!!

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Smupdate…er…Update!

Been pretty busy these past few days, so forgive me for my delinquency.

Well I’ve been working a ton, applying a bunch, and HURRAY HURRAY I have a job interview on the 28th.  However I’ve also applied for another position and I realllly want that one, so we’ll see what happens.

My birthday is steadily approaching, only 4 more days (This friday, the 24th, my Golden Birthday!)  As I like it, I have been receiving my presents well in advance of the actual day 🙂 That way I don’t have pleasure overload ;-).  So far the awesome presents I have recieved are: Matthew – new Desk, docking station, and my brick 🙂   Helen – Some awesome new ecco shoes!!!  They are sooo sweeeet! I need them for the job interview next week so I’m breaking them in.  I’ll take a pic later this week and upload it – yes they are that sweet.

Speaking of birthdays, I am going to be having a dinner at Iron Chef Hibachi Grill Friday night – I think only 6 people can go (not including Matthew and myself) so first come first serve.  However, we’ll be having games and what not at the house afterwards and all can come for that.  But if you want to wait till the official party, Sept 1st, which is also a Graduation and labor day party, you may – I won’t cry…much 😛 Email me for info – k?thx.

On to other things that are awesome – we are finally getting a water softener!  YIPPEEEEE!!! Hard water NO MORE! and a reverse osmosis machine for our drinking water – yeah you could pee in it and have pristine clean drinking water! I’m very excited about that! I’ll be selling bottles of water for a quarter!  lol, j/k – but seriously, we don’t have them YET, we’re still waiting for the company who installs them to call us.  If we don’t hear anything tomorrow I am calling and requiring they install it for free – yes you just watch me pull that off!

And onto other things –  I’ve been reading a few books (who knew with free time what was possible!) one of the books that I am reading is “Happier” by Tal Ben-Shahar – I am enjoying it immensely!  But it’s a slow process b/c it requires you to do a little homework, which I have to admit I enjoy.   The other book I’m reading is “The Deadline” by Chris Crutcher  – a YA book that is really good!

Otherwise that has been my life – I’ve been hanging out with a co-worker and that’s been fun and interesting – Matthew and I are trying to make friends up by us since it seems like no one wants to travel to visit us.  Regardless, we’ve had a pretty good time :-).  Alright, that’s it for now – Have a good one!

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Peaceful Ahhhhhhhh

Breathe in….Breath out….Peace overflows you…

Yep that’s how I feel right now, I just finished my last class assignment for my summer classes, which means I’m finished with Grad School! I’m excited but also nervous to see how I did in the classes…so I’m holding my breathe until July 25th, when the grades have to be in.

Until then I’ll have my Harry Potter 🙂 Which I’m going to go get in about 1 hour 😀 I’ve never done the midnight release thing so it should be interesting.

UPDATE: I have my book and read it in 11 hours and 45 mins….One child from my school guessed that I could read it in 12 hours….so he gets a candy bar.  The midnight release was fun but I really dislike people who talk…err should i say Broadcast, the spoilers to people who have no choice but to listen.  It’s rude and inconsiderat and those people should be shot at with paintball guns.

But back to this whole school thing, or rather the lack thereof…

I have mixed emotions about it all. I’m very happy and exuberant that I’m finally finished, but I feel a little lonely, b/c I know I’ll have to take control of my free time. It’s not even that I’ll have to get a “real job” and “work” – that doesn’t bother me b/c I’ve done it the entire time I have been in school, undergrad and graduate. Yeah sometimes I took a few weeks off to get stuff done, but more or less I’ve worked my butt off to get thru school in 2.5 years (when it normally takes 2 years). So you could say that I’m proud of myself….b/c I deserve to be.

The other thing that worries me not being able to relax, always thinking something is due, or that I should be doing something else besides “having fun.” It will definitely be a transition. I’m still considering selling Creative Memories stuff, but not until I’ve gotten a “real” job and know what my hours are like, and after I’ve had some time to re-arrange the house some. Probably not until after Labor day, at the very least.

And now I’m trying to find a job…it’s kinda exciting being able to say, “Yes I’m a LIBRARIAN” and not have to sell myself “Yes, I am a MLIS student but I’m determined to work in libraries…” while it’s worked for me in the past, it’s not always fun and games. I have applied for one position and I’m actually excited about it – so I really hope I get an interview. Otherwise I’m still looking.

So there is this looooonnngggggg list of things “To-Do AFTER school is over…forever…” – allow me to expand:

  • Post-it note: When I have a life – Google Criss Angel (from Tara)
  • Call Rival about our seal a meal (on refrig)
  • Spend time with Matthew
  • Change my bills to different times of the month
  • Redo the guest room (move desk in, reorganize craft stuff, etc…)
  • Do some crochet projects
  • Do some scrapbooking (esp on my mom’s! Yikes!)
  • Throw away all the school stuff I don’t need
  • Reorganize my filing cabinents
  • Read the mound of books that I want to read
  • Reformat my computer
  • Play Wii..specifically Super Paper Mario
  • Have a few parties
  • See my friends
  • Go on a vacation
  • Sleep in

And I think that’s all…I definitely have many things I want to do, but we’ll see if it happens.  Okay time to shower and get ready to face the day.

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Comps?

Current mood: happy
Category: Life

Sooooo I’ve been MIA for a few days now – let me catch ya all up on this (well not Tara, she was going thru it with me!)

Last tuesday I received the questions for my comps – For those of you don’t know Comps are the equivalent of a Thesis or Dissertations (sort of). The school selects 3 questions, sends them to you, and you have 5 days (I had 6 b/c of fathers day) to write an 8-10 page paper on one of the questions. These are no simple questions, one must research, analyze, synthesize, and write this paper in 5 (or 6) days – no easy feet mind you!

Tuesday
Soo got the questions, decided to do question 1. Placed holds on book thru the library of Cinci.

Wednesday
Started researching the different areas of the question online – printed about 100 pages of information.

Thursday
Picked up books, Wrote about a page of my paper

Friday

Wrote more of the paper (probably 4 more pages)
Went to Amanda’s Dress Rehearsal – and Dinner – Yummy. Almost died leaving the church (stupid lady pulled out right in front of us…we had to stop completely, with only a foot or two to spare…scary shit.
Came home and packed up for saturday – printed off my paper and I had 6 pages done.

Saturday
Had matthew drop me off at the hair place – got my hair done, dropped off at the hotel, put on make-up, got on dress (barely ), took pictures at Cox (cool place!) Went to the church. Got Amanda married (fyi the church had NO AC and it was like 95 that day….) The wedding was beautiful – I’ll upload pictures when I can. I’m sooo happy for those two – they really deserve each other. Yay! Went to the rehearsal and had to wait for the stupid boys to get their butts there….had food, had booze, and had fun. Can’t ask for much else. Work done on my comps paper? Zero.

Sunday
Rick came by at 8, was suppose to elave at 10 but didn’t leave till 11 – which was fine by me. It was great to see him. He’s a great person and I hope he moves up here closer to us soon! Got started on the paper around 1:30ish? and powered through it till 6:30 when I declared it done. Proof-read it, sent it to Sami and D (who are AWESOME PPL BTW! Gonna have to do something nice for them after schools over). Sami sent me back paper – I revised. in between waiting for D and sami’s email I made curtains for Jon’s new Apt. Got D’s email late and started doing revisions again. Finished the revisions around 1 am, went to bed.

Monday
Around 10:30 am I got up and re-read my paper, fixed different things and then submitted my paper at 11:00ish. Took a shower (the first in like 5 days – I know gross, right??) Got dressed and went up to Dayton to see Emmie and Kari and go shopping. On the way up there my car started shaking…badly. At the Dayton mall exit I hear a loud POP and repeated thumps. I see my tire is flying around on the rear drivers side. I maintain control of the car and pull onto the side of the highway. Frak – I blew a tire. let me also tell you, you all are very lucky i’m alive. My car model is notorious for flipping, this simple imbalance made b/c the tire blew should have been enough to flip me. Miracle of Miracles (and the fact that this isn’t the FIRST blown tire I’ve had) helped save my life.
So I called matthew and he insisted on coming up and helping me change my tire – what a good man. I started the process of finding the parts to lower the spare and did that. Matthew got there and we took the tire off and put on the spare. I’ll put a picture of the blown tire online here in a bit. Then I took the car to store, got a new tire and shopped. When I went to pick up the car, that is when I realized my ID was missing….Double Frak! I head to Emmies house and we go to the stores. On my way there I am about to call Amanda and ask her if she has my ID when Matthew calls. Yep He had my ID – he took it out for the wedding (what a good guy) but boy did I feel like I was losing it b/c I could not for the life of me remember taking it out. lol. With that out of the way, the day was much better.
I came home, watched a movie, and then proceeded to finish the curtains for jon. Made muffins and then went to sleep.

Sooooo after all that, I’m alright, alive and well. Now I’m just waiting for the results of my paper. If I recieve a phone call, I failed and have to retake them. If I don’t recieve a phone call, I’ll receive a letter in the mail (at my parents house) and that means I’ve passed. Here’s hoping for the snail mail. If anyone lives in tampa please do not call me from an 813 number that I don’t have…I really don’t want to have a panic attack – k?

Alright that’s about it – Now I have to get ready for ALA – I leave on Thursday! Joy!

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No, I’m not dead….

Current mood: sleepy
Category: Life

Just an update, No I’m not dead, Yes I’m damn near trying to kill myself and yes I am a little crazy.

Really, it’s all just school and work.

School takes up 85% of my time, SERIOUSLY.

Work 10%

Sleep/Matthew/Other 5%

So This is my way of apologizing in advance for the next 9 weeks of no Banannas.  I think you’ll survive with out me.  Thank God I don’t have any shows to watch right now…I’d really be up shits creek without a paddle!

Okay time to go read homework.
Peace, Anna

Currently reading :
The Night Journal
By Elizabeth Crook
Release date: 12:00 AM

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