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I made it!

I survived the Seven Day Schedule of Doom!  I even stayed late.  Big Boss J is moving her office, so I said I'd rack up a few hours.  Instead, I ended up helping Miz C's daughter sort through her late mother's books.  She's donating most of them to our library, with little stickers that say "In memory of..." which I think is so sweet.  She just wanted to make sure that everything was "appropriate" because "mama liked herself a little bit of trash."

It was like going through Great-grandma Ethridge's books after she died.  She was a pious lady and read only western novels.  And then we found her secret stash of some of the trashiest, most salacious, rauncy bodice-rippers you could imagine.  I suggested to Miz C's daughter that maaaaybe some of the other ladies would appreciate them as well.

Somehow, I have found myself volunteering to organize the library.  In my free time during my shift, ya know.

And she was so sweet.  She said she knew I read a lot (my reputation:  "She reads, she writes in that notebook...AND SHE DOESN"T OWN A CELL PHONE!") and I could have first pick.

I almost cried.  I asked if she would let me have the stickers in those, even though I was taking them home.  She said yes.  <3

I told I could come in tomorrow if she needed more help.  She told me we'd both take the day off, but if I could stay late Thursday....

More books.  And she wants to distribute the clothes among residents who could use them.  I'm already making a mental list.

Lest I seem like a saint, i took the swiftest bus to the ABC store once I got done.  After a quick stop by the kitchen to ask 'Kinley if I could fill my water bottle with orange and cranberry juice.

Yes, I walked out of work with reading materials and mixers.  And I survived.  And I am off tomorrow.

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weebleswobble
Jun. 14th, 2017 12:17 am (UTC)
aw, that is very sweet. one of the few things my gramma could still do after losing the feeling in her hands after chemo was read. all her crafting was gone. she couldnt even pick a coin out of her hand and could only get her hearing aids in with lots of patience and a freestanding mirror to SEE that it was in. and being in a nursing home, all her cooking and baking was done. the nursing home had a very large library and my gramma partook greatly. and even old ladies like smutty bodice rippers.

and you are amazing.
tjoel2
Jun. 14th, 2017 12:39 am (UTC)
That would be a very difficult part of that job.
tjoel2
Jun. 14th, 2017 12:39 am (UTC)
That would be a very difficult part of that job.
spiffikins
Jun. 14th, 2017 04:18 am (UTC)
hooray for surviving! And yay for books!
communitybee
Jun. 14th, 2017 09:30 am (UTC)
Enjoy your time of!!! Hooray for books!
lynn82md
Jun. 14th, 2017 10:06 am (UTC)
Yay for surviving and books!
spikesgirl58
Jun. 14th, 2017 11:44 am (UTC)
It sounds like you had a most excellent day, indeed! And *yay* for a day off.
wherdafux_d_cat
Jun. 14th, 2017 07:36 pm (UTC)
<3 for the stickers and books. So sweet of her!
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