First thing this morning I went back to my normal routine (mostly) and got myself off to work. I had help because I still need assistance with getting things. Vicki made my breakfast and my lunch. I drove to work, got my scooter out, and got into work on my own.
I didn’t hate getting up. It was good to go back to work and get into the groove. I chatted with two of the new faculty and helped them settle in a bit more. However, over 110 emails to weed through today. It took me until 2:00 to catch up and I’ve weeded out and handled all the ones that were simple to do. Now I need to go back and look at the tougher ones and figure out what I’m doing.
No naps for me today even though I wanted one about 8:00 am. I tackled the emails today and started on some of the stuff on my desk. Tomorrow I’m going to tackle the rest of my desk. Hopefully by Friday I’ll have it all back under control.
Five more days! Yet another countdown for me, I have five more work days to get through and then I will have off until the 15th. This is very exciting for a number of reasons. Vacation is always good. Holiday pay is always good. The two girls coming from Georgia is wonderful. Time off is great.
My week of vacation ends on father’s day. Ken has gotten to talk to all his daughters so that is good. I have so much left on my to do list but I feel good about the week off. I got stuff done I wanted to and I feel more relaxed and able to cope with life in general.
Today I’m going to work on stuff I want to – it is still my vacation. I started two new crochet projects. One is a sweater for Vicki and the other is a small afghan (large shawl) for Beth. The yarn for Beth’s is exquisite but very expensive. So far I’m loving the pattern. It is working up quickly which is always a bonus. I’m also enjoying working on Vicki’s sweater. The pattern is also easy and I think will work up quickly. The thing with her project though is I will have to work on it only when she is around because it will involve figuring out how to custom fit it to her. When I’ve done it once I’ll write it up so I know for the next time if she likes it enough to repeat the pattern.
Today is my last day of work for the week. I’m going to have a four day weekend. It promises to be a very full weekend. Then next week starts the new semester. I’m very excited to start classes. This time around I’m taking Fiction Writing and Book Editing. I can’t wait to see how they turn out – hopefully better than last semester.
I may or may not try to get some of the work printed from the Creative writing class. I was so disappointed with the class I have a hard time adding any of the work to my works list and marketing it. I need a bit of distance before I decide.
Vicki and I spent a nice quiet evening listening to music and reading. I actually managed to say at the end of this chapter I’m quitting and did it. This rarely happens for me – I usually read three more chapters. I’m going to attempt to do the nearly impossible and go to bed earlier than 11:30 tonight…
This week has been a disaster. I’ve worked a ton of overtime to work on a huge project which is really only about half done. I’ll be continuing to work on it this next week and I’m not sure how much overtime I’ll be putting in.
I guess I’ll chalk this up to experience and make sure I do not take any more classes that she teaches. I’ll also think twice before I take more classes. If the teachers here aren’t able to help me grow then I need to go elsewhere so that I can expand my knowledge and my abilities.