When a Day at the Coin Wash Seems Relaxing

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I don’t know about you, but my Facebook feed has been filled with pictures of beautiful beaches (Cuba, Bahamas, Florida, Hawaii, someplace other than here), and people having a wonderful holiday. Frankly, I’m sick of it. No, really I’m just sick of all the snow still on the ground, still falling, still in the darn forecast. When will it end, people???? When?

 

 

So, today, I’m going to be spending my morning at the coin wash. And I couldn’t be happier. It’s my little “holiday” during a busy month of work.

 

 

Yes, the coin wash. As you read this, maybe I’ll be fluffing and folding, or maybe still watching the spin cycle as I sip my green tea latte from Starbucks and read PAPER TOWNS for my teen book club later this week. Don’t feel sorry for me. It’s all good. I’ve earned this day off! I’m spring cleaning some bedding and tonight, I’ll sleep well under “spring blossoms” wafting against my nose.

 

 

March Break is finally over, and while it was a LOT of work this year (double the programs, double the tiredness!), it was also a lot of fun. I enjoyed working with tons of young writers on fractured fairy tales, poetry and even some mystery writing. (Can you believe the poetry session was the best one ever!) The rest of the week was filled with crazy bingo, painting with kool-aid, science experiements, Big Hero, and a French storytime. I think everyone had fun, including all of my co-workers, and now, I’m taking a break for a few days….re-energizing.

 

 

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(A few gems from our Poetry Party. Who knew poems could be so much fun?)

 

 

I’m gearing up for some challenges, starting with our new Teen Book Club! Yes! We have nine kids reading this month’s book, MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs, and I can’t wait to talk to them about it (or eat cupcakes….whatever they feel like, really). And now that I’m done with March Break, I can get back to reading. Up on my list? Fellow YA Buccaneer Kathryn Holmes’ THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND, the wacky western by Canadian author Patrick DeWitt THE SISTERS BROTHERS, and Neil Gaiman’s TRIGGER WARNING (which I just typed as Tigger Warning….a whole other set of ideas there, I bet!). Have you read any of these? Let me know what you think.

 

 

Now, back to regularly scheduled programming. See you later this week!

 

 

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