See? When I say little and far away I mean it. This is a dairy that's right by the library.
First and foremost, I'd like to thank the awesome Chantilly for having included me in her Totally Awesome Blog Hop and all the people who have joined us! It's been really fun to get to know so many cool bloggers :p. If I still haven't visited your blog, please bear with me, I'll probably do it later today/during the course of this week. Thank you so much for reading and following! I can hardly believe this little blog of mine has reached 450 followers, woohoo! It means so much to me; seriously. I find it quite hard to make friends in person (not that I'm unfriendly or anything, just shy), so I really cherish your friendship ;D.
Having said that, let me tell you a bit about what's been going on. Where shall I start? Ok, work. I am really happy to be getting the hang of things. I felt a bit overwhelmed the first few days, but now I'm confident and able to do things faster. Let me tell you something, being a library page takes a lot of physical work! My arms and legs are sore at the end of the day, it's good training, hehe. My coworkers are incredibly cooperative and friendly, and my schedule works fine with my bus schedule, which is a relief. Two nights a week I get off at 8pm which allows for David to pick me up :p. I was told it could change any time, but my boss promised to try to keep it the same every week, fingers crossed.
On Saturday, the Friends of Ontario City Library (my volunteer group) had our end of the year party slash meeting, which to me was bittersweet. I was glad to see my friends and fellow volunteers, but sad to inform them that I won't be able to volunteer with them on a regular basis. By law, I can't shelf books as a volunteer because I am now paid to do that; I can only participate in special events that do not involve any contact with books :/. Since I won't be around as often, I decided not to nominate myself to be the vice president of the Friends in 2013. It felt weird to give up my title, but I know the new VP will do a great job :). And since attendance this year was pretty lame, some of us won not 1 but 2 raffle prizes :p. I got this little snowman I'll place by our tree (when we put it up) and a $20 gift card to the library cafeteria.
On Friday I got started with my Christmas cards; I wrote a whole lot and already started sending them out.
Keeping up with mail, I got some awesome letters and goodies I had :p and had not ordered :/. Here's a kick-ass envelope I got from Mary :p. I also got some swaps I'd signed up for at Swap-Bot and the high-heeled boots I bought on Black Friday.
And here's what I hadn't ordered and got in the mail anyway. Last month I got a promo code to get a Julep Maeven box for a penny. As it usually happens with this kind of boxes, I needed to subscribe and then cancel my subscription at any time. I called to do so, got a confirmation e-mail but a few days later, oh, surprise! I got charged for their December box :/ ... I was determined to fight it and return it, but I like the Chrismassy vibe to these nail polishes, so I decided to keep them. There's one I'm not showing you because I want to gift it.
My nails are so bad they're probably not worth the polish, but I like to see them all colorful every now and then. My job are making them even worse, by the way.