Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So I just got back from a conference in New Orleans. I didn’t get to explore the city {it was sooooo cold}, but I did get to enjoy some super delicious food at the hotel restaurants. Anyway, the purpose of the trip was to learn what I need to do to help my school meet the conditions of accreditation through SACSCOC. You guys, my head is spinning from all of the stuff I learned. I also picked up some great ideas about how to increase access to the library’s resources. I can’t wait to get started. One of the things that I have going for me is that I have a supportive administration who’s OK with me trying new things and they trust my judgement. That helps out more than you know.

I picked Squeekerz up from the spa and he licked me! Y’all, that is so big! That guy almost never shows me any signs of affection. LOL I mean, he stares at me and follows me around the house, but he never licks me or lets me hold him. He does, however, let the ladies at the spa hold him. He also licks them. I treat those occurrences like I did when I took the kids out in public — I’d rather they behave in public…

Oh, do you remember a few weeks ago, I talked about doing the DNA test from Well, I finally got my results back and I was beyond surprised.

AncestryDNA - Daenel Vaughn-Tucker

I thought there’d be more Native American, some French, and Jewish. I was not expecting the Middle East to show  up. Like I said in my last post, I’ve always been interested in my family history and this just made things a little more real. I’ve been in touch with a third cousin. And my aunt sent pictures of my grandma and grandfather on their wedding day — something I never thought I’d see. She also sent photos of my great grandmother as well as my great great grandmother. You cannot imagine how exciting this has been for me. Have you traced your family? Are you interested in doing so?

Now it’s your turn, tell me what’s going on in your world!

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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