Saturday, September 20, 2008

ALSC National Institute

All this weekend I had the opportunity, sort of last minute, to attend a nation Association for Library Service toal conference for the Children (ALSC). It was downtown, at the Hilton, and it was great. Since Utah hosted the event they had a western theme and the local crew all wore denim shirts and cowboy hats. One even wore a Some of my co-workers came and it was fun being with them. The whole weekend was about services for children and new books, etc etc. I was wonderful. They even had some famous authors there and I got a few books signed. That's like a celebrity for a librarian! (hehe) One was William Joyce, who wrote "George Shrinks" - which inspired that PBS show! It was great! What an opportunity - hopefully I'll get to go again!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Regional Conference with President Monson

My stake, and Mom & Dad's stake, had our regional conference. My stake was invited to attend it in the conference center, but the their stake was having it broadcasted in the church building. My roomies were out of town, so I opted to go down to Rose Park to watch the conference instead of going to the Conference Center alone. Also, it meant that I could go with them to Gentree's baby's blessing in Provo. Anyway, President Monson presided over the conference and it was great. He talked about organizing ourselves and building a house unto God. He mentioned 7 ways to do accomplish that: establish a house of house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order and lastly a house of God. Pres. Monson said, "We are the master builders of eternal homes, let those stones be sacred because our hands have touched them."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another Praxis Chimpanzee

I finally took my second Praxis (Teacher) test. I was so upset about taking this test, I was so ready for it be over! I didn't really study very much, but I did take a practice test and passed ok. I felt encouraged about that. The test was multiple choice, about 4 different subjects. Language Arts (English), Math, Science and Social Studies. I finished each section with time to spare and I even had time to go back through questions I didn't know as well and reworked answers, etc. I ended up being totally finished about 10 minutes before the time was up and I ended closing my eyes and I think I went to sleep for a little bit until the proctor finally called for times up. I'm so glad to get that over with!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Twilight Gansta Ballad

I just saw this silly video. I don't necessarily agree with it - but it made me laugh.


Friday, September 5, 2008

A little more baklava...

I accompanied Grammy to the Greek festival with her care center group. It wasn't a big group, and we rode in their bus/van. It was ok. I thought it would be big, with lots of things to do and see. Unfortunately, they didn't have very many vendor booths, but lots of food booths and a big stage for dancers. We did get to see some of the dancing - pretty fun. We had some connections to a Greek family and they totally hooked us all up with some free food. Unfortunately, most of didn't look too appealing to me, but I did eat some sort of meat shish-kabobs and they weren't too bad! Later Grammy and I got a baklava ice cream sundae, now that was good!