Back to work blues

Say it Rah-shay By Dec 09, 2008 No Comments

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Yes, yes in this horrid economy I should be doing every variation of a happy dance to celebrate my being employed but mentally I am not here.
It does not pay for me to take time off! My mojo has been skewed all day.

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To set the scene: my room wasn’t a mess (good) but my desk looked like a hurricane hit it. What the holey hockey mom? I know I cleared a layer of crap as well as straightened up the residual crap before I left last Wednesday! My desk was/is cluttered and full of scribbled pictures (the kids like to leave me gifts), broken pencils and tore up books.
It looked like my car.

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I had a few ‘new to me’ families at storytime and the little ones were more interested in every thing in the room other than myself. Normally no big but I could feel that I was off and wonder how much it showed. The parents stayed and chatted and said they would be back but perhaps they were sparing my feelings (paranoia rares her ugly head).
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I was greeted by 148 e-mails. About 18 were work related. The rest were advertisements from either every book seller, performer, or novelty seller that I have subscribed to in the last two years (everybody is trying to capture that last penny before the end of the year) , “elerts” claiming that my non-existent accounts are being compromised or the annoying read receipts that I set up for ONE person but somehow never got around to clearing for all else.

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The mystery book puller is back. Some lovely likes to find all books in a series, this time all of the Eyewitness books, and pile them in various places in my room. Ai yi yi!
It’s bad enough that there are about one hundred books returned daily for my room but to have to add the 45 Eyewitness books just seemed cruel! I kind of took it personally but then I remembered that it’s not all about me and woosahed myself back to sanity.

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Some kid that has been kicked out of the library, KNOWS he’s been kicked out the library and sent kicked out info in writing decided to sneak back in. I guess he and his sneak buddies really thought I was asking their opinion when I put them out. Again. The conversation that ensued was reminiscent of a Charlie Brown cartoon: womp, womp, womp, womp, womp.

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The day is almost over. Now is the time for me to clear (lol) my desk and get ready to boogie.
Someone else is doing storytime tomorrow and no prep from me is needed.
My volunteer should be in during the afternoon and I am off to a meeting Thursday.
It’s in Chester.
(various muttered curses)
I always get lost in Chester so I am feeling anxious about the trip.

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*Blues riff


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