Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


Weekend Wrap Up {In the Cafe}

Hi, all. This has been a weird two weeks for me. I’ve been sleeping almost nonstop. Last time I did this, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. I’m guessing since I’ve had the little bugger removed, that isn’t the issue. Maybe my hormones are off again? Time to schedule an appointment with the endocrinologist. Funny part is my mind feels a whole lot sharper than it has in a loooong time. Result of all the sleep? Sometimes being a woman is hard – hormones all over the place. No pictures for that, you do not want to see crazy.

And speaking of sleeping, yesterday the hubs fell asleep on the couch and the kids got all weird, sending me text messages, asking if he and I had had a fight? LOL Now, if I fall asleep on the couch, they think that means talk to me and ask me to sign stuff; he falls asleep on the couch, that means we’ve had a fight. They were totally traumatized, they actually told me not to ever let that happen again. Ummm, kids, we do fight and sometimes we fall asleep while reading books in the living room.

Anyway, this past weekend was fun. The hubs, Miss 16, and I got to see the American Queen. She was docked in Cape Girardeau for a couple of hours so her passengers could tour the area. Isn’t she beautiful? While she was docked, we could hear the crew singing songs and playing music. The hubs has put a cruise aboard the American Queen on our Bucket List.

American Queen {Living Outside the Stacks}

American Queen {Living Outside the Stacks}

American Queen Collage {Living Outside the Stacks}

Yesterday I went to Columbia, MO for a library meeting. Local library meetings are not as glamorous as, say American Library Association meetings. There’s no geeking out. No complimentary tote bags. No hunting for the best dressed librarians. Just driving 3.5 hours for a 2 hour meeting about loaning AV material. sigh

Bridge {Living Outside the Stacks}

How was your weekend?

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Share Your Good News {In the Cafe}

Share Your Good News {Living Outside the Stacks}

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I like to do a little something called “Fist Bump Friday”, where I encourage my friends to share something that has made them happy during the week. Sometimes we get so bogged down with life and the crazy that comes with it that we forget to recognize the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

So please, share your good news in the comments below. Remember, it doesn’t have to be big or earth shattering. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

This week, I’m happy that my kids have been helping out with dinner. Who knew they were such good cooks?

What made you happy this week?

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Charity Runs {In the Gym}

Running to Help {Living Outside the Stacks}

Soooo race day has come and gone and I did not run. I did not run the Capaha Classic 5K that I spent the last 8 weeks training for… I psyched myself out. I found out about the course and decided that I couldn’t do it. Running the race and placing last is not the fail; not running the race and not placing at all, that is the fail. That is not a good feeling to carry around. So I won’t. Today I’m moving forward. No looking back.

One of the things that I learned about myself is that I like doing the charity runs. It makes me feel good to know that I’m helping others while doing something that I truly enjoy.

I’ve found two runs that I’d like to participate in:

Give Joy 2 One {}This non~timed 5K run/walk raises money for Give Joy 2 One, which provides fresh clean drinking water for people in Guatemala. At five different stations, participants will be cooled off with sprinklers, squirt guns, buckets, and more. Deadline: 26 July 2013.  Registration fee: $25. Race Day: 28 July 2013.

Run10Feed10 {Women's Health Magazine}Women’s Health Magazine has teamed up with The FEED Foundation to provide 10 meals for people who’re going hungry. To participate, all you have to do is run a 10K {6.2 mi} at one of their chosen locations or create your own run. Deadline: Any time between now and 27 October 2013. Registration fee: $28. Race Day: 19 October 2013.

Since I’ve never a run a 10K before {and still can’t make it through a 5K without stopping}, I need to do some serious training. Yesterday, I downloaded the 10K for Pink app to my phone and hope to begin using it this evening. Of course, I’ll let you know how it goes.

Have you ever participated in a charity event? 

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