Sunday, June 26, 2011

State Park Heart

We camped out at James River State Park for a few days this week - tubing, sunshine, bird watching. Bandannas are vital camping gear: I packed three -- and found a fourth in the little bag I use to carry my bird book -- for a two-night trip. 

Cool nature moments:
  • From inside the tent, I could see the silhouette of a sizable bug, so I crawled out to take a look. It turned out to be a fresh cicada, just out of its brown former shell! Neat.
  • Met a snake while hiking; probably a black rat snake.
  • Best bird - yellow-breasted chat, high in a dead tree in a wetland, singing in the morning sun.
  • Clouds overhead while tubing.
  • The fence lizard that comically scampered across the High Bridge trail.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I (heart) Coffee

Inspired by pirate a day. I thought about spilling mine on the floor, too, as it needs cleaning, but I am home sick today, and I am not sure my achy, snotty self is going to be up to hauling out the vacuum and mop.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reading Notes

"Building a Foundation for Teen Services," by Natalie Houston. YALSA Winter 2011.

- involve and train all staff
- use visual cues to brand the teen area [check]
- Volunteers. . .
- Teen programing cycles: kids often need us briefly, that's OK; reinventing happens
- Keep teen program schedule simple -- This is what JSC was saying. How can we do this? Quarterly signature events (Scare; New Year; Poetry; SRC [beach parties?]) Series - movies; crafts; pizza & pages
- TAB [check]

Sunday, June 05, 2011

I'm trying to learn to crochet so I can  make amigurumi. Let's pretend this blob is a heart!