March 19th, 2009

Ramsey has been with us for a month now. She has grown up a lot in a month and almost tripled her weight. Chris has worked with Ramsey on learning to Sit, Lay Down, and Shake. Ramsey has worked with Chris on Get Me a Treat, Let Me Sleep On You, and Chase Me To Get Your Shoe.

St. Patty’s Day Fun

March 18th, 2009

Saturday, Portal celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in glorious, campy, laugh-out-loud fun. This was my first Portal St. Patty’s celebration, and one not to be missed, not only because the after-parade singing and festivities were held at the LIBRARY, but also because life cannot be complete without cheering on a group of grey-haired, fuzzy green band hat wearing, kazoo playing, high stepping parade participants. The parade was followed by refreshments (green punch and cookies galore) at the library, with entertainment provided by a group of singers led by vocalist Roberta Ward and keyboardist Jean Wadsworth. The highlight for me was hearing “I’ll take you home again, Kathleen.” Not very often I hear my name in a song.

More pictures HERE

Tuckered out at Talbotland

February 19th, 2009

New puppy

February 18th, 2009

Newly arrived to our home is Ramsey, a small white bundle of white fluff and energy in the form of a puppy. She was found in Ramsey Canyon, near Sierra Vista, AZ. She was rescued by Natasha and her daughter Sam, whom I met at Burger King in Douglas. When I saw her picture (personally thankful for cell phone cameras!) I knew she was destined to be part of our family.

New Job

January 18th, 2009

Tuesday I begin my new position as Branch Manager of Myrtle Kraft Library. I am deeply honored that I was chosen out of a large pool of qualified applicants, and feel quite fortunate that I was able to get a job during these tough economic times when others I know are laid off without warning. I asked during my interview about the economic outlook for the county, as well as for the Branch Manager position. I was assured the outlook remains positive for my position, as well as the library system in general, although the county will be making cutbacks in other areas. I feel quite connected to the patrons of the library, and have met several “kindred spirits.”