I always felt sorry for the kid in “Leave it to Beaver”. How cute is it to have your teeth compared to a beaver ? Why is it we come up with dopey nick names for our loved ones? I can’t seem to help myself. Lately I’ve started calling young kids honey. I call Telva ,”Telvie” or a childhood name my mom used to call her, “Telva-bell”. Where the heck did that come from? Maybe it was belle? It’s in my data bank and comes out every once in a while. If they know you hate the tag, parents use it all the more. My family used to call me a name (you will never get it out of me) that my sister invented when she couldn’t pronounce my real name and they thought it was adorable. I loathed it. It’s no longer amusing when you are a grown up with your own children, but yet I persist in calling my kids by the same monikers. Hopefully they will be as annoyed with me as I was with my family, it’s only fair. Or maybe it can be an endearing reminder of good times?
Speaking of annoying… Did you know there is a blog written by the “Annoyed Librarian”? It’s on the Library Journal blog and it’s hilarious. This librarian is snooty, snotty, smart and sarcastic, I loved it. I found this when I was doing job research (really) and chuckled all the way through it. Check it out. I found a couple more jobs to apply for, I was getting nervous. One is in Oregon and one is in Washington. It’s time for me to check back with my other app’s-although I hate this part. You always feel like you are bothering them, (you don’t know how many others are checking back) or being pushy but it is expected. Drat.
We had some technical difficulties last night with Wifi so I didn’t get to post this. Bianca did well yesterday with her surgery but she looks like she’s been in a dog AND cat fight. She has stitches on both sides of her forehead and three of her paws. She’s a little trooper and very uncomfortable today. I miss her begging for treats. It was also Telva’s birthday yesterday and I made a Mexican menu for dinner. I tried enchiladas in the crock pot because it was too warm outside to turn the oven on. They turned out great and were so easy.
We went to Cannon beach on Sunday and had a great time. It was a cloudless blue sky and warm breezes. The picture was taken by my niece at sunset. Nice weekend. Not much reading getting done. I started both books and seem to switch back and forth. The content of “The Book Thief” is heavy although Zusak does a good job at providing a fantasy element to the horror of Nazi Germany. Very creative writer. This book was written based on some of his parents stories from that time. Wonder what he will do next? That’s what keeps us coming back.