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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!