Confessions of a Children's Librarian: Storytime, STEAM, Commentary, & More
Friday, January 12, 2018
A Sick Day for Miss Jennifer
I did something today I really hate to do, which is cancel storytime 😩. It seems one of my many little friends was all too happy to share their germs with me, and I started coming down with a cold yesterday; I know, occupational hazard. It wasn't too bad, just a scratchy throat, and I was really hoping it wouldn't get any worse so I could get through storytime, but it wasn't meant to be.
This morning when the alarm went off, it was all I could do to drag myself out of bed. I was pretty congested, but I thought I'd feel better once I had taken a shower and had some coffee. But, even after a hot shower and coffee I didn't feel that great, and when I tried to yell at my cat for something, I realized my voice was shot and there was just no way I could do a decent job no matter how much I wanted to power through. I learned my lesson about knowing when it's best to cancel a couple of months ago. So, I was forced to contact the daycare and tell them I'd have to reschedule for next week.
I was really disappointed, too, because I had picked out some really good books I had not used before, and I was really excited about using them for the first time. There's one in particular I just know the kids will love. Oh, well, it's not like they're going anywhere; I'll just have to be patient. The good news is, I'm pretty sure I do not have the flu, since I don't have a fever or feel like I'm dying; just the run-of-the mill scratchy throat, cough, and stuffy nose.
So, with a holiday weekend before me and a severe winter storm approaching, my plan is to just hunker down, rest, stay warm, and get some work done. Classes started this week for my MLIS program, and this time I worked up enough nerve to attempt two classes instead of just one (as I've done the last 4 terms): Reference and Public Libraries. I'm looking forward to the Public Libraries class, but a little worried about Reference as it's said to be a difficult, nit-picky class, so I need to really stay on top of things and hit the ground running!
Be sure to check back next week to see the books I was so excited about using, and if the kids like them as much as I think they will!
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So sorry to hear you are sick!! I just got over the icky flu bug from my little friends, not fun. You are wise to hunker down with tea and a good book. Rest up and get well soon!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Last March our driver and I both got the flu at the same time, obviously had to have gotten it from one of our little friends, even though we'd both had the vaccine! We were both out for a week. It is not fun! Luckily, just a cold this time. This is a really bad flu year, though.Delete