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Location: New Castle, Indiana

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The duvet quest

Originally uploaded by Librarygirlie.
Who would have thought that it would be so difficult to find a comforter. I finally chose a duvet and shams, but I needed to get a comforter. I went through 2 before I realized that it might be a good idea to check the duvet dimensions. However, I then had a hard time finding a comforter with those dimensions. I was beginning to think that it was a conspiracy to get me to buy the expensive comforter from the duvet company. My quest has finally ended though. I was able to find a comforter to fit my duvet. Success is sweet.

Is my life just boring?

I find it very interesting that some people blog about almost everything that happens to them. They have funny, little anecdotes about the things that happened to them to today. Or moving observations about life. And sometimes, they blog about something that no one would be interested in.

So, now I'm wondering if I just live a very boring life. Sometimes interesting things happen to me, but usually, it's just the same ole-same ole. I mean, does anybody really care that yesterday I was finally able to find a comforter that would fit in my duvet? Probably not, but that's what I did yesterday.

Maybe I'm just too busy with the small day-to-day things to see the more meaningful insight in them. Hmmm. I think I'm going to have to work on that.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Sadness and Hope

I found out on Friday that my friend's sister died. She was 34. She had cancer. The family are unbelievers. It is unspeakably sad.

I've experienced a lot of death and been to many funerals. But, all of them have been, in a way, a celebration. Because they are now in the presence of the Lord. Where I want to be. But, this is so different from anything I've ever experienced. What do you say to a person who doesn't believe? Is there any comfort that can be given?

When a Christian dies, you can say to the family that they are in Heaven. If the family are believers, they can take comfort in knowing that they will someday be with their loved ones again. But, when it's the other way around, it's just a terrible feeling of hopelessness.

And yet, as a believer, I can still have hope. I hope that somehow before she passed away, she accepted Christ. I hope that somehow through this situation, God can draw the rest of the family to Himself. I hope that I can be motivated by this to be a better witness. My hope is in the Lord.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Originally uploaded by Librarygirlie.
Well, there is finally a light at the end of the home improvement tunnel. We actually have paint on the walls now. In this picture, the paint looks much redder than in real life. It's actually a nice brown. I'm posting this a little late because the walls are completely finished now.

We did the ragging on the walls, which at first seemed like a complete disaster. The first mix of paint we tried looked like we had smeared ketchup all over the walls. But, we toned it down and now it looks much better.

Last night, we put the first coat of stain on the floor. It really looks pretty. One more coat tonight and hopefully it will be finished.

I can't wait to sleep in my bed again!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Librarians are cool!

I had a moment this morning of being really proud of what I do. I was walking through the library and actually almost ran over this teenager coming in to the library carrying his laptop. I went about my business and a little bit later I saw him sitting in one of our new, comfy tablet armchairs hooked up to our wireless network with his laptop. It just made me smile because that was what I worked so hard writing grants for last year -- so that kid could come to my library and use his laptop to get wireless internet access for free. I love being a librarian!