If we were having coffee, we’d be bundled up in sweaters watching the snow globe that is the outside world. Winter has been coming to us in spurts. It snows, then melts. Snows, then melts. But I think it’s here to stay. The temperatures have begun to drop and, as I write, we have five fresh inches of white fluff on the ground.
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away. I feel like I haven’t gotten into the seasonal cheer at all. We only just got our tree yesterday and have yet to decorate it. Hopefully, we will get to it this weekend.
It’s been a good week–life continues as usual at the library. On Thursday, I had an all-day meeting with all the librarians from my region. Our bosses gave us training, updates, and policy reminders. For lunch, we had a Christmas potluck. The apple pie I baked was a hit! As for books, it was a GREAT week. A stack of highly anticipated holds came in and I’ve been just waiting for the weekend to come so I could sink my teeth into them.
Yesterday, I met up with a friend in the cities to hang out. What I appreciate about this friend is that she’s really good at finding fun, unique things to do and is always up for an adventure. We attended a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them children’s event at a St. Paul library, where we saw raptors, petted an alligator, and made all kinds of crafts. We were surrounded by children, but it was so much fun and gave me lots of ideas to bring back to my library.
Then, after hanging out at a trendy coffee shop, we went ice skating at a park in downtown St. Paul. The park was decorated with lights and a light snow fell. I felt like the song “Silver Bells” should be playing in the background–it was the perfect Christmas city scene. Skating in the snow surrounded by pretty lights, I felt the Christmas spirit for the first time this year. It was delightful.
The rest of my weekend is going to be fairly busy–I’m going back to the cities this afternoon to go Christmas shopping for my family and am meeting another friend for dinner. Then, I hope to spent some quality time reading, decorate the Christmas tree, and work on my application to graduate school (which I have been procrastinating on).
It’s now time to turn things over to you. How has your week been? What would you share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster