I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Thursday, October 18, 2007

MY GOOD DEED.......


paid off...This morning the phone rings and it's some name I don't recognize..when he starts all friendly "Hi Jackie, how are you this morning?" I'm thinking ah, jeez some schmuck is going to try and sell me something..But nooooooo...it's the guy who had called me and asked if I could have the Life Line Screening at the library..and to show their appreciation he is sending me a certificate for a free screening...which is over $200.He said if I hadn't let them do it at the library all those people would have had to cancel their appointments...(there were almost 50 people)and they were really really grateful..Plus they are coming back in March and will have it at the library again and I will get another certificate for another screening...how cool is that..? Plus, they will use promote the library in their advertisement and tell everyone that we(me) saved the day...So now I feel, well not really...guilty for bitching about having to work from 9am to 7pm so they could hold their little screening..So I'm a happy camper..

Went this morning to get my eyes examined for new glasses...lucky for me..the diabetes has not caused any broken blood vessels in my eyes and my eyes have not been damaged in anyway by the diabetes...She informed me that for an old broad my eyes were not bad..or words to that effect..

Was going to go to Barnes and Nobles to get the 3 book series of Golden Compass, but with my eyes all dilated I decided to wait till this weekend...

I had fun at the library tonight..had 6 girls from the Builders Club in and I helped them find books on Child Labor Laws for cotton pickers in the state of Texas and books on horses..They found the 2006 winners for the Blue Bonnet Bookshelf awards for me...dusted, swept,cleaned the glass on the doors,cleaned out the janitors closet and other child labor violations..They told me that even when they didn't come for the Builders Club they wanted to come to the Library and help me..They also said very quietly and looking over their shoulder..."we like you much better then that other librarian, you're lots of fun.."...Told them that was because they hadn't screwed up yet and they would think differently when I yelled at them for screwing up"..they thought that was very funny....haha..they'll learn...I like them..they laugh at all my jokes and don't freak out when I call them smart asses.They wanted to know why I wasn't going to be the new Librarian.Told them it's because I don't take orders well and I liked volunteering and coming and going when I wanted to...They got it..

Looks like Babs will be coming back for another weekend visit, next weekend..How cool is that?

Too bad she can't come on Halloween..we could really warp those kids minds...which reminds me..I need to make some signs for the Halloween party we will be having...The West News ran a little article telling about all the activities that West will be having for the kids for Halloween and mentioned the Library too...which is great..even said it was a good opportunity to get a new Library card..I also got an email from the guy who did the quote for us on our new computers..we will get 6 new computers..Need to call Nancy and let her know so she can get on that right away..as the ones we have are at least 6 years old...we got a great deal on them too...got 6 27 inch computers for less then $5,000...and the rest will be spent on updating our software...Now all we need is a color printer and we'll be top grade...

I'm so excited..tomorrow is Friday and the Library is closed..so can rest and recoup...this old body isn't used to all this working...I'm up half the night with leg cramps from all the walking, toting books and bending over ..But I am having fun and get to practice having conversations with out saying fuck...which is a first for me...have a great weekend y'all...

7 comments:

the rube said...

can you say uckfay in the library?

jan said...

We're taking bets on your Halloween costume. Fairy princess? Ballerina?

texlahoma said...

It makes me feel like I'm on some kind of drug when I get my eyes dilated. I like to wear regular sunglasses and ask people if my eyes are dilated. They are usually like "Hell yeah they're dilated, what did you take? Got any more?"

BBC said...

For a smaller town we have a very nice library here. New about eight years ago. I taught a computer class there for a few years.

I don't get there very often anymore though.

I'm still getting by with just cheap reading glasses. Happy paths.

Nit Wit said...

Try taking folic acid for the leg cramps. Some of the meds I take strip it from your system and one of the signs is leg cramps. I take 1000mg a day. Most of the over the counter brands come combined with calcium which old farts need from what they say.
I think I told you about this before but I'm old and forget.

Just think of all those young minds that you are inspiring to become just like you.
West is sure going to become a warped place as they grow up.
Sure will make it interesting.

Quick go to the store and buy a kitty cat costume for Babs and you can tell them you don't have a guest, just your two cats.
I'm glad she's coming back to West. I hate the thought of living in a shelter.

I only have a 22" monitor. I bought it a few weeks ago because I couldn't see my 20" anymore.
I got a new camera last week so I can get really annoying by taking Pictures of the grandkids and printing them up on my fancy Photo printer and showing them to anyone I can catch.
I have been trying to put a new picture on my profile and for some reason it goes away after a little while. I used to be able to make them stay. Oh well I guess I'll have to go through life with no identity.

yellowdog granny said...

the rube:oh shit..that's funny...it has now become my favorite new word..uckfay ...cracks everyone up...
Jan:well...I got this gawdy yellow blouse, with a black broom stick skirt,going to wear my lime green baby phats,a black wig,lots of gawdy dangly necklaces, some tacky scarves,and false red nails,deep red lipstick..long false eyelashes..so far I can't tell if I'm going as a gypsy fortune teller or a 'ho...
Tex:that's what i told the dr...last time my eyes were this dialated was in the 60's...but that's another story..i have to admit I had her laughing her ass off...
bbc:you should go by and check out some books...your libraian might be hot...
nitwit:I started taking folic acid because you said so..but mine are only 450 mgs..so will pump them up..also take potasium too..that usually keeps the cramps down..but if i do a lot of walking i need more then what i normally take..so will up both of them...oh i love those kids..they are so much fun...especially my sat boys..jacob and matt..who i know from last year..they think it's hysterical that i call them smartasses...I am thinking about getting a new computer..brand spanking new...any suggestions?
i worry about babs so much..she laughs at me as she's all brave and im crying like a 6 year old..she's staying at her st.sistes this weekend..didn't get into the shelter..some mix up on her meds...them fucking christians are soooo unchristian...

High-Maintenance & Hostile Heidi said...

That's great you great a free screening! Hooray!