Jersey Girl Librarian

Hi, My name is Sherry, I am a Librarian working in Charlotte North Carolina. I have recently moved to the Charlotte area from New Jersey. As my blog title shows I am a Jersey Girl at heart and wherever I go, so goes my Jersey pride.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

new years resolution update

Well I have some good news and bad news.

I always like to get the bad news out of the way so I will just get those confessions out of the way first.

You may surmise from my need to be negative (bad news) first that I am still negative. and you would be right. Although when negative thoughts and actions come out of me, I am more aware now of the negativity. And "they" say that being aware of your faults is half the battle. I still have hope that I will change.

I still think about my old home wistfully, but I don't think that I am talking about it as much, so that is an improvement. If you will indulge me for a little bit I will mention that I am going home next weekend and I am so looking forward to the visit. I think alot of it is just getting away from the stress of home and work and not having any responsibilities for 5 days except to have fun and visit.

I am eating less and thinking about what I am eating more. SO that is definitely an improvement! I actually passed up chocolate cake today.

And I have begun to explore the region I now call home. I have been to King's Mountain to learn about the Revolutionary War battle that took place there. I am planning in the next few weeks to go to Kerner's Folly and will eventually go to the Museum of the New South.

So I think I am actually doing pretty well in the resolution department.

How about you?

Saddness abounds

It is with heavy heart that I announce the early demise of my beloved Marble Goldfish, Killer. I came home the other night from work and went to greet my brood and feed them dinner, but I was saddened to see that Killer was floating among the plants of his home. After a brief ceremony "above the bowl", he went to the goldfish home in the sky.

I am still undecided if I should get another fish. I guess the appropriate mourning time for fish has not yet passed.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Well, I have a Christmas update for the masses of people who are waiting with bated breath to hear what happened with my father-in-law and the fish.


Well, not exactly nothing, but close to it.

The day I told him I would go fish tank shopping with him, I rushed home from work, so I could meet him at the store we agreed upon. What did I find when I got home? My in-laws and husband all there at my house waiting for me to get dinner ready. This was not the plan that I agreed upon when I left them the night before, and no one bothered to call me during the day. To my surprise plans had changed during the day and it was all of a sudden more important to "help", aka watch, my husband put together the new computer he desperately needed so he could go in circles better (racing games).

Okay, enough of the grousing about the priorities of the in-laws and husband.

I went last weekend and got the fish tank, a pretty 5-gallon tank, with some plants and rocks and a cute snail that has a sign that says "no fishing" set it all up and put 3 adorable fish in it on Tuesday, me and my fish are happy as clams. (No pun intended)

My fish; Fred 5, Herman and Killer all seem to be doing well and are happy to see me when I get home from work, because they already know that it is supper time when I get home and I turn on their light. Let me tell you a little about them.

Fred 5 is the predecessor to all my other fish that I have named Fred. For some reason, whenever I have had fish in the past I have named one of them Fred and I felt that this one needed to stand out. Well I can't remember really how many carnival goldfish I have had over the years and Fred 5 sounded cool, so I gave him that name. He is a little gold fish with these cute puffy cheek things. They look like sacks of air on the side of his face. Can you say adorable!

Herman is named after one of my favorite picture books when I was growing up, Herman the Helper, by Robert Kraus is about a fish that goes around the ocean helping all the other sea life, and I just thought I would give ol' Herman a nod. He is the largest fish that I have and he has predominantly white scales with an orange underbelly and fins.

Killer, is the name that my father-in-law wanted me to give to one of my fish so I have named the ugliest one Killer, He is the middle size fish and his scales are a multitude of colors; black, orange, red, white. Funky looking to say the least. I have secretly named him, but I can't reveal that name or it wouldn't be a secret. It is a much prettier name, to give this homely guy or gal some confidence.

Have a great weekend everyone. I'll let you know how I am doing on my new year's resolutions next week.

Friday, January 05, 2007

New Year's Resolutions

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Well, it's that time again to come up with some crazy resolutions that most likely you are not going to complete.

Well NOT this year!

This year I decided to come up with a workable list of things that I might actually complete. Granted I "borrowed" some of these ideas from other sources but the ideas are great. so thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and the Charlotte Observer columnist that does the "new in town" column.

1. I resolve to see something unique to this area of the country at least once a week. This is the easy one since I am new to the area I haven't seen much.

2. I resolve to not eat as much. Now, I didn't say "diet" I am choosing not to eat as much or as late in the evening as I don now. Hopefully this small change will lead to the real goal, but I am taking small steps.

3. I resolve to not talk about my old home like I would rather be there than here. I have nothing to say about this, because I might just start waxing poetic about my old home, and that would defeat the purpose of this whole thing.

4. I resolve to be less negative than I am now. This will be a hard one since I am stuck in a rut of negativity, I am hoping to get out of this slump and on to happier times.

So what do you think? Short and simple not that extreme. I think some will be harder than others but if I keep a positive attitude about things it might just work. I'll have to revisit this post throughout the year and see if I am living up to my resolutions.

How about you? Are you resolving to change anything this year?