Daily Archives: December 28, 2011

Morning Jubilation!


So this morning, while very early is off to a good start! I finished watching one of my favorite movies, “Captain America,” before heading in to work. On the way, I stopped and got a berry white mocha at Caribou, and was happily sipping on this while singing along to “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!” and “Come All Ye Faithful.” Hopefully, I will still have a voice when I have to teach, which is in less than 30 minutes!

I was also wearing a Kermit hat not too dissimilar to this one! I even wore it around the building for a while and considered wearing it throughout today’s training sessions. Alas, professionalism won out, but the thought was fun while it lasted. 🙂

Living Life … in Plymouth!

Today, we had a small class that didn’t ask many questions, so we finished rather early.  I popped in some of my fellow trainers’ classes to see if they needed help, but they were doing great and close to finishing.  I hadn’t had lunch yet and figured that I would head somewhere where I could hang out a bit and update some of my lesson plans to finish out the day.

I drove over to Plymouth, and was intending to go to the Box Bar, but because everyone had this week between Christmas and New Year’s off … Plymouth was overrun with people!  🙂  How fun to be out with all these people!  Much better than staying in an empty training classroom in a nearly empty building with no recourse to coffee!  After finding parking, I was right by this restaurant I’ve been longing to try.  It’s called Simple Sandwich, and as they are only open 11 am to 5 pm, I hadn’t caught them when they were open before.

I grabbed a big table and spread all my work stuff out.  As I updated my lesson plans, I got to watch the snow fall and people walk around downtown.  And eat this great turkey sandwich!  After finishing updating Front Desk 1, I decided to move my location (even though there were plenty of free tables) to the Plymouth Library.

I inquired about library privileges, but it turns out they are not reciprocal with Troy Public Library.  Not only that, but one cannot purchase a membership, and even though I’m in Plymouth nearly every day, my work address is not in Plymouth, so I can’t get a business membership.  Rats.  But, they did issue me a temporary library card and said that when it expired, they could give me a new one.  I thought at first that it was just so I could use the computers while I was there, but no!  I have lending privileges as well!  Score!

Let me tell you … Plymouth Library is NICE!  🙂  Colorful, cozy and lots of books!  What more could you ask for?  They even had a fairly big section on Genealogy, which was good, since my dad gave me the project of researching our family tree.  As it turns out, both my mother and my father’s ancestry goes back to 1630s New England, so many of the books on the shelves were relevant for me.  I used my cell phone camera as a pocket Xerox and took about 135 photo of relevant pages.  That should keep me busy for a while!

With both parents having history as founding settlers and the Native American aspect, I suppose I’m as American as it gets, right?!  🙂

By the time I got home, I was too tired for dinner and went straight to bed.  Which is why I got up at 1:30 am and am here at 3 am writing a blog post.  LOL!  It’s going to be a long day!  Dear Starbucks, expect my business!  🙂