Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!Â My kitties had a little gift waiting for me this morning.Â Unfortunately, it was of the hairball variety and I was hoping for something else.Â But they are cats I suppose, so you can’t hope for much.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, so I’ve got a lot of random thoughts in my head right now.Â Bear with me…
Some advice, please?
Before I get to the fun stuff, I do have a question for the few who are still reading my blog.Â For several years I’ve been having problems sleeping.Â I have these weird dreams that I’m choking and nightmares (that I call night terrors, although they haven’t been “diagnosed” as such).Â Anyway, I had a sleep study done, because I thought maybe I had apnea.Â Nope.Â So my doctor would like to me to see a psychologist, which is fine by me.Â She recommended two different doctors.Â One has a PhD and got her license in 1976.Â The other one has an EdD and got her license in 1991.Â When I’m looking for a medical doctor, I generally go to one who got their license more recently, my assumption (which I’m sure isn’t always correct) is that they’re more likely to be up on recent trends in medicine.Â In this case, I’m not sure what to do.Â The doctor who got her license more recently is an EdD.Â I did some research (it’s the librarian in me, I can’t help it) and from what I can tell the degree is gained from an Education Department and is generally geared towards the administration side of a specialty.Â This makes sense as this same doctor is also on the state board of examiners for mental health in family therapy.Â My concern is… will she be as good of a psychologist because of her (potentially) adminstration specialty?Â I’d really prefer to try her because of her license date, but I’d rather go to someone who will be better at helping me.Â Any thoughts?Â Help?!
Ok, onto fun stuff.Â Michelle recently showed a picture of her garden, including a strawberry plant.Â So I thought I’d show a picture of my little strawberry garden.
I had a strawberry plant when I lived in California and I loved growing it.Â The only downside is the one little ripe strawberry you get a couple of times a week.Â So I decided to try the strawberry pot so I could get more ripe strawberries at a time.Â Sure enough, I had three ripe strawberries at once.
As you can see, they’re a bit funky looking, but they tasted pretty good.
I just like this shot.Â And while I’m showing off my strawberries, here’s a shot of my roses before the heat kicked in and they went dormant.
I inherited 11 (count ‘em – eleven!) rose bushes when we bought the house.Â I’ve been attempting not to kill them since we moved in, so I was amazed when this clump of blooms appeared.
Last weekend was the Stitch n Pitch game.Â Â I went with a friend who’s re-learning how to knit (I’ve gotta say, if you’re teach someone to knit, make it someone who learned when they were younger.Â They pick it up in no time and you feel like the best teacher on earth.).Â Her husband and my hubby even joined us.Â I didn’t bring my camera, so no pics.Â But the Diamondbacks won, the food was good, and there was knitting.Â A good time was had!
The weekend before that, Eva came out for a quick visit.Â I was lucky enough to have her stay with me so we were able to hang out together quite a bit.Â On Thursday night we had dinner with blogless Karen.Â It was at this little pizza place in Phoenix that had the most incredible cheesy, meaty appetizer.Â It made the just as incredibly long wait for a table entirely worth it.Â On Friday, we met up with Sarah and Heather for dinner at an Ethiopian restaurant.Â I hadn’t seen Sarah or Heather for a quite a while, so it was great getting caught up.Â Oh, and again, no cameras, so no pics.Â Thankfully, Sarah had her camera with her, so you can check out the first half of this post.
The semester is done!
I survived my first full semester at my new job (I suppose after 6 months, it’s not really a “new” job anymore, but it still feels new.).Â Â I attended graduation last night, and I got to sit with the faculty and staff in my Masters graduation regalia.Â And, two of the student workers I supervised this semester were part of the graduating class, so it was great to see them walk.Â I had a lot of fun!Â I’m excited about the upcoming semester, because we’re hiring two new librarians (I might have mentioned that I’m on the hiring committee) and once we get the extra help I’ll have time to implement a lot of ideas I have.Â Not sure if I’ve explained exactly what I’m doing for the library.Â I’m obviously a librarian and so I help the students at the reference desk.Â But I’m also doing instruction and outreach, which means I’m thinking of ways to help students learn how to research and making sure that the students that don’t come into the library (whether by choice or because they attend online classes) have access to our services.Â I’m absolutely loving my job!
I’ll be heading to Pittsburgh this week for my sis-in-law’s wedding.Â We’ll be staying with my knitting mentor (aka mom-in-law), so I expect some knittin’ will get done.Â At least, I hope some knittin’ gets done.Â And maybe some yarn shopping.Â Hee, hee!