I have a less-than-roaring but more-than-satisfactory fire to keep me company.
It's cold. I've finally worn my new down coat* - several times in the past week.
We had snow yesterday, so I shoveled.
After work I sat up to watch the new episode of Justified making it a long Tuesday
so I'm having trouble getting a brisk start to my Wednesday.
Good time to blog.
This, as you can see, is the main entrance to the public library at Clive.
I will be doing my 40 hour practicum with the fine folks who work here.
I was here for several hours Monday morning.
I have a name tag (magnetic! just like theirs!) and a mailbox!
Friday night they are hosting an event for ESL students and their families to introduce them to the library.
A meal, presentations, tours, a library card and other goodies.
They expect 30 families. It's an ambitious plan.
I'll be there to help.
*Aside: it occurs to me that I haven't told the story of my coat. Sometime in early November Younkers had all their coats at 50%. The coat I've been wearing was fine for the short, occasional visits of the past but I knew it couldn't keep pace with the long siege of an Iowa winter. It seemed that a good down coat would do the job so I went to to see what they had. Tried on more than a few. Some just for fun.
I chose a black, knee length Calvin Klein.
Even at 50% the price made me swallow hard.
While paying for it I told the clerk that with this purchase I had just guaranteed the warmest winter on record.
She laughed and said that I'd have *plenty* of opportunity to get my money's worth...
Here we are half way through January and its finally had its first outing. Next week in Minneapolis...