Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Update - Saying Goodbye

Life has been a whirlwind lately! Last weekend we enjoyed a wonderful picnic with lots of Sam's family. Here's a picture of some of Sam's all time favorite men:

Then we enjoyed a strenuous hiking/camping trip in the Snowmass area. This was such a great way to see some of the best sites in Colorado. Here's what we woke up to each morning:

So now I guess that just leaves packing. Back to work...

Friday, July 11, 2008

Update - Farewell

Here are some of the amazing people I've worked with for the last few years! I'll miss you all so much! Arrivederci!

Slightly blurry shot of Penrose Adult Services.

The fabulous Teen Team

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Update - The Departed

I can’t even believe tomorrow is my last day of work! It felt so far off for so long that I could almost imagine that we weren’t really leaving. But now there’s no denying the fact. I am most of the way through my “termination” paperwork. As a coworker told me, I will soon be “dead to the library.” I feel confident she meant that figuratively.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Miscellaneous - Glenwood Vacation

We had a great time in Glenwood Springs last weekend! Sam's family has a tradition of vacationing here every year - I hope we can keep it up!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Update - Countdown

All that stands between me and self-induced unemployment is 56 more hours of work! The three years I’ve worked for the library have gone by in a blink.

This has been an amazing job! I’ve been lucky enough to work in a cool industry in the perfect location with wonderful coworkers and a great boss to boot. I feel sort of nuts for leaving. I feel a little more nuts for trading Colorado for Ohio. But what I feel the most can be captured in this amazing excerpt from the book Driving Mr. Albert (thanks, Cindy, for the recommendation):

“Desire is a tricky thing. It can change a quick outing to the store for milk into a lifelong, shoeless quest through the Himalayas in search of enlightenment.”

So here Sam and I are – on the brink of the future that will take us God only knows where! Ok, I admit it, I'm finally getting really excited!