What a Week!

TGIF, friends! Of course, I do work on Saturday mornings so my weekend doesn’t start until about 1 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, but the feeling is still there. All I can say is… What. A. Week! 

I am probably happiest about something work-related, and that is the result of Tuesday’s elections. The funding proposal for the library passed for the first time ever! We finally have a stable base. Voters overwhelmingly showed their support, and while no one ever wants their taxes to go up, clearly they see the value in the library and what we are doing for the community. It’s been a long road, and you’re not going to be interested in the details behind it all, but it is a huge victory for us.

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It was a lucky week for me personally, too. I won two amazing prizes in the election day raffle. First, I won this beautiful basket, handmade by a co-worker’s father. It is so rustic and gorgeous, and I can’t wait to fill it with different items depending on the season!

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The other item I won is a pick-your-own Christmas tree from one of the local farms! Oh, I cannot express my excitement. I did put a ton of tickets in for it, trying to increase my chances, LOL! I can only remember one time when I was young that we had a live tree. And our current artificial tree is really looking sad — we wanted a new tree last year, but couldn’t make it happen. I was not really looking forward to putting it up this year, so now I am really happy to have a beautiful, fresh tree for the holidays!

Also, my friend was visiting family down in S. Carolina and had just heard about my Rae Dunn obsession. She brought this platter back for me (after she sneakily texted me a pic and told me it was more than I would spend!):

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So yeah, it has been a really good week. The weather has turned very cold. VERY cold. Frankly, I am happy to be wearing sweaters and lighting up the wood stove. It’s time.

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Well, it’s just about time to eat dinner and then I have to head back to work for a lecture tonight. Between you and me, I’d much rather be home in my cozy PJs ;-). 

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