16 March, 2014

Why I love libraries. . . .

When I was a little girl, I used to run up ancient wooden stairs to a musty old library that was above our village hall. What wonders it held. 
Stereo-optic viewers much older than the Viewmasters that languished in our toy box. But the pictures I beheld were of a time long past in our little corner of Wisconsin. Pictures of rough looking men holding huge hand saws felling trees that were more than 100 years old. Logs filling the ponds at the paper mill. People dressed in their finest to have photos taken of them for a special occasion. 

The library was a place of refuge for me. Books took me on journeys that I never dreamed I would go on. Reading about the Champs Elysees and later going there in the winter time when the trees sparkled with tiny white lights. 

It's where I discovered Dickens and Austen and books that were supposedly above my reading level. 
Then one day we left our little town to come to Los Angeles. 
I didn't go to a library except at school for research. Those days you searched through card files and wrote information down on paper and hoped that the book you needed was there. Once you got your information then you wrote it out in handwriting and hopefully you had a typewriter to type your paper. A manual one that didn't self correct. By the time college came, I had bought my own typewriter. An electric one from Sears that had correction tape. 
I still read a lot but bought the books out of my salary as a sales clerk.

Now days nearly everything is available at your fingertips via the computer and e-reader.

 I love to read. 


da bunny

13 March, 2014

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 74

A Happy Woman's Life Book Page 74

By Amulbunny   
March 13,2014

Outside my window. . . 66, partly cloudy and a wisp of wind.

I am thinking…  Temps are going up. Water plants soon.

I am thankful for…  a pickup job for the husband.

From the learning rooms …  I like art history!

I can't believe . . . Still no 1099. Oh well I’ll go ahead and file anyway.

From the kitchen . . . I have no idea.

I am wearing…  sweat pants, long sleeved shirt and slippers

I am creating . . .a place to meditate

I am going…   get ahead of the dishes.

I am reading . .  Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

I am hoping…  that our SNAP goes up.

I am hearing…  Gordon Lightfoot radio on Pandora

Around the house. . . 2 dogs, and me

One of my favorite thingsListening to music from my high school and college days

A few plans for the rest of the week
1.  Weeks almost over
2.  Maybe buy Frozen
3.  Get over the fact that my daughter will be moving 1800 miles from me in May.

Here is a picture for thought I am sharing:

09 March, 2014

Random and then some more…..

Well back to the dole. I hope the DPSS will think better of us and give us more than $15 a month. Especially since my meds went up and my disability went down. But since the congress in it's war against women and children and disabled on food stamps I bet we get zip.

Watched the end of True Detective. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Beginning of OUAT: wow, wow, wow.