Sunday, July 13, 2014

Silent Sunday: First Concert

B.B. King: 13 July 2014, Syracuse JazzFest, Way past bedtime.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Plans

Summer has arrived!  It has been pretty great so far, with sleeping in, visiting out local coffee house's garage sale, going to Polish Fest, and having ice cream.  Here is our summer plans:


  • 3 weddings
  • 2 baby showers
  • 3 birthday parties
  • Take Julian to his first baseball game
  • Spend a week at my mom's
  • Jazzfest
  • New York State Fair
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Red House
  • Miscellaneous other local fairs and festivals
  • A weekend in Massachusetts
  • A weekend in Detroit
  • A trip on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
  • GRIP on the Road Polish Genealogy Course
  • Research in Buffalo and maybe Niagara Falls and Southern Ontario
  • Visit the graves of my husband's great grandparents here in Syracuse
I also want to take Julian for a walk most nights after work, go to the park often, and try to make it to the local splash pad.  I have monthly book clubs, an exciting presentation related to work, and a lot of cleaning/organizing/selling no longer needed stuff plans.

It's going to be a busy summer, but also lots of fun!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Motivational Monday: Conferences

I adore conferences.  I've attended conferences for libraries, genealogy, Phi Theta Kappa, tourism management, and different church things, particularly when I was younger.  I've also planned a few conferences in my day and continue to work on committees for program planning and local arrangements.

The energy and new ideas always make me excited and motivated to work harder and try new things.  For the first time, I get to be the keynote speaker at a conference today, and, I hope, motivate and excite others on customer service within libraries.

If you're interested, you can see my slides for the Library Management Institute below.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Motivation Monday: June

 Goals and plans for June.

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