Also actively updating form, function, and “content” on the website in several other areas.
Learning to love my backyard.
Last month I mulched a big section of it that had gone to dirt/weeds/mounds from our dog digging everywhere. Didn’t get it mulched in time to start a physical garden this season, but I hope to plant some fruit trees and other things in the fall and/or next spring. Also bought a fun little table for writing/reading/interneting that can be moved around to wherever it is shady at the moment, so I am out in my backyard a lot more - for example, right now.
Entering full summer project mode at work.
I’ve finished out the 2022 Sora collection development budget. Next up I need to: revamp forms and web pages, draft a bunch of tutorials and documentation, push out a bunch of patron rights management updates, and catch up on some standardization in the library catalog and in the technology resource database. Maybe make some curations and graphics for next year?And write all the book reviews I’ve put off. And take some vacation time.
Healing up my knee after a strangely catastrophic fall over my daughter’s bike in the garage last week.
As I am laid up, this digital home and garden has begun to flourish, all to the detriment of my physical home and garden.
Still playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus now and again - I’m more balanced about it now, though.
It’s not the best game but I’m still obsessed with finishing the Pokédex and the true final mission. I’m an intermittent gamer but it’s clear now I have a thing about only playing one game at a time until I have thoroughly exhausted it.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Joy Division and New Order - thinking about doing a deep dive into a whole bunch of other Manchester bands.
One of my favorite bands from Manchester is/are Doves, and I’m inordinately grumpy that they aren’t on this random diagram. (Resources and notes associated with these listening excursions would be good things to track in my digital garden, but they’re not there yet.)
For me, that means reading Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and a bunch of newsletters/magazines/blogs, when I could/should be reading more kidlit and YA books for work. I’m thinking my ‘ought tos’ are more like most other people’s ‘guilty pleasures’ and vice versa…
This instance of ‘now’ was last updated on June 23, 2022. Please see links to my prior ‘now’ updates below.
I had envisioned a page of this sort for my new website, but my concept was vague and I didn’t have a clear way forward until I happened upon someone with a ‘now’ page and followed the trail back to the source. I think you should make one too.