Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ch-ch-changes

The Bag Lady was really pleased yesterday afternoon when she went to pick up her mail and discovered a parcel all the way from New York City! Quite some time ago, she won a giveaway on Sagan's "Living Healthy in the Real World" blog. Sagan was giving away the "Flat Belly Diet" cookbook, and the Bag Lady was thrilled to be one of the recipients! The Bag Lady could definitely use some help in that area (can anyone say "apple-shaped"?) The publisher of the book tried more than once to send the book to the Bag Lady via FedEx. Unfortunately, FedEx does not deliver to people who live in rural areas, and returned the book to the publisher, so the Bag Lady gave the publisher the address of her workplace. She waited and waited, and asked pissed off the girls who work at the front desk several times if her parcel had come. She finally decided that it wasn't coming at all, and had resigned herself to that fact. BUT, thanks to the determination of Liz C., who works at the publisher, the Bag Lady now has the book in her hands!! And can hardly wait to try the diet! So thank you, Sagan, and thank you, Liz!

In other news.........

Lots of things have been changing in the Bag Lady's life. Last summer, she was approached by the president of the Museum Society in the community where she lives, who asked her if she would be interested in becoming the curator of the new museum. Her first reaction was one of incredulity, coupled with an immediate desire to say yes! She told him that she would have to think about it, but that she was intrigued by the idea. She has pondered and thought, and discussed it with a variety of people and has finally decided to take the bull by the horns... err.... give it a try. All of which means that she will probably be even scarcer around the blogosphere than she has been recently. But she will still be around occasionally, especially when she has something she absolutely has to share with all of you! (And if she fails miserably at the curator job, she will come whining back like a whipped pup.....)

24 comments:

Missicat said...

I would love to work at a museum!! *jealous* Any other openings there? hehe

the Bag Lady said...

Sure, Missicat! Of course, it's volunteer....... :)

Hilary said...

Wow.. that's wonderful. What a cool job to have under your belt (this was not reference to apple shapes). It sounds like fun.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hilary! I'm looking forward to it (gulp). :)

bunnygirl said...

Curator? Oh, how fun! Lucky you!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, BG - I hope it will be fun!

kcinnova said...

You have a museum?!
You're not as rural as you make us think you are!
And I'm glad the book arrived. Apple is a shape I am very familiar with.

the Bag Lady said...

kcinnova - oh, don't let the fact that we have a museum fool you! Every little town around here has started one in recent years!

CherylK said...

Am looking forward to reading some of your adventures...and knowing you, there WILL be adventures. Don't hold back.

Also, a review of the book will be eagerly read by those of us (me)who are apple-shaped.

Charlotte said...

Congratulations!! That's fantastic! It's a perfect position for you:)

Reb said...

Um, you will be sharing tips with your equally apple shaped sister - right?

I'm glad you decided to take the plunge at the museum.

Redbush said...

I'm sure you'd be great at the curator position! You're a great historian and a definite people person. You already probably know more about the history and heritage of the area than most!

solarity said...

[Fed Ex delivers to me! Am I not rural enough?]

Have fun with the curating and report on it; if it's anything like our tiny museum there isn't room to turn around.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Sagan said...

HURRAY the book finally came! It's had such an adventure to finally reach you, I'm sure.

I'm so excited for you about the museum- that's fantastic!! We've got the new Human Rights Museum opening up in Winnipeg soon so I'm going to see if I can work with them somehow. A museum just seems like such a nice atmosphere to be in.

the Bag Lady said...

Cheryl - I will certainly share any amusing adventures that occur! And will also share tips from the flat belly diet cookbook. I started reading it this morning, and plan on putting it to the test next week.

Charlotte - thanks! I hope it's going to be lots of fun.

Reb - of course I'll share tips with you!

Redbush - thanks! I sure hope I can do a good job.

Mary Anne in Kentucky - maybe FedEx has a personal grudge against me!!
And yes, our museum building is quite small, but I think it will be attractive.

Sagan - thanks so much for the book! And I'm so glad that Liz was so determined to get it to me - she really went the extra mile!

Your new museum sounds great - you'll have to try to get hired on!

Geosomin said...

Wow...that sounds like a great job.
I would lvoe to get paid to show people around and talk about things I liked...way to go!

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - I would love to get paid to do it, too - unfortunately, this job is volunteer, so I have to keep my other (paying) job! :)

"And so our stories go..." said...

I love the title of your blog. What a cool blog.
Mary

messymimi said...

Curating a museum is an adventure. I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Conny said...

That should keep life interesting! Congratulations. Perhaps you can share a bit of your town's history with us once you begin your new position. Glad you're not planning on checking out of the blogosphere entirely. Cheers ~

bookwitch said...

Surely it went pear-shaped? The parcel, I mean.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Mary!

Messymimi - I'm really looking forward to it!

Thanks, Conny - I hope I can share some of the stories from around here with all of you - there are some really good ones! :)

Bookwitch - glad you clarified that statement.... :)

Clare2e said...

My Hoorays are always belated, but never insincere. You'll be great!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Clare - and thanks for the vote of confidence! :)