Dec 31

Happy New Year!

Just thought I’d pop in and wish everyone a happy and safe New Year.

New Year’s Day is traditionally a time to reflect on the year just past and the year yet to come. In my case, my thoughts are eaten up with anticipation.

While 2009 was not a particularly bad year, it was also not outstandingly great. Pretty much middle-of-the-road as these things go. 2010, on the other hand, promises to be exciting. I hope it is exciting in a good way.

Monday is my first day. I’m as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Dec 21

Short-timer

Two weeks from today I start my new job. I look forward to great responsibility and even greater opportunities.

I spent 2 days shadowing (and interrogating) the current Librarian, and I feel somewhat less nervous about things. There are still some things that I won’t know about until they come up, I am sure. Those things will work themselves out when the time comes. I just hope the time is not January 2010. I already have too much to do for that month.

The new Evening Reference Librarian starts on January 4, as well. I think we got us a good one. She is certainly enthusiastic about the job, which counts for a lot, in my book. I am making some plans for the Library that will need that kind of energy.

On the old job, I am down to about 4 working days, by the time we get around all the holidays and our third furlough day. I think I’m going to make it. I made good progress on a lot of fronts today, and that makes me hopeful that I can get out of there without leaving very much hanging.

For more good news, check today’s date. Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Things will get brighter from here on.