Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tutoring, Dogs, & a Lost Book...

As you can see from the title today was a very exciting day. I finally started my tutoring job today. I actually think I'm really going to enjoy doing the tutoring. I go into the homes for the tutoring and the family today was really nice (it's always scary when you just go into a strangers home). The mom of the little boy doesn't speak English and I discovered today just how rusty my spanish, since I haven't really used it for 3 years. All in all I think it's going to be a pretty rewarding way to make some extra money. I suppose we'll see how it really is once I start seeing all 6 of my students each week.

After I was finished with the tutoring today we took the babies to the library for what they called "Paws to Read". An older couple with some therapy dogs bring their dogs in, each child gets a free book and they get to hang out with the dogs and read. Since Eli and Emerson love animals and books we thought this would be a great combination.

They had two dogs today, a huge great dane, and a huge fluffy dog of some kind. Eli was so fascinated by the fluffy dog. He kept looking at the dogs nose, patting the soft fur, when the dog yawned Eli crouched down and looked into the dogs mouth. They both waved "hi" to the dogs a lot and Eli kept petting the dog over and over. It was adorable.

Then we had to say "hi" to the library's christmas tree. Emerson ran over to the tree and just plopped herself right in front of it.

This then leads us to the lost book. I have to tell you that I'm a rule follower by nature. I can't help myself it's just the way I've always been. So I hate having over due books at the library. About a month ago I gave Marcus two library books to return and then went about my life.

Last night as I was searching the library on-line catalogue for some Christmas books (I'm also obsessive at times) I saw that they were saying I was delinquent and hadn't returned my book.

This freaked me out and actually kept me up all night. (Did I mention I'm a worrier too). So while at the library I went to straighten out the missing book, since I knew it had been returned. Luckily, it was on the shelf, my fine was waived, and I lost out on sleep for nothing.

I need to relax about things geez...

1 comment:

~Jess said...

I was recently deliquent status on a book: I hadn't gotten to read it, so I didn't return it. I'm back on the good list though.

That sounds like a great program to get kids around books and dogs! Glad the kids had fun :-) AND that you found the book.