Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Time flies when you're working your @$$ off ...

So every time my manager gets permission to dole out more hours to his departments, he seems to give them all to me. I'm flattered, but I'm not begging for the hours like everyone else is! It has gotten to the point where I eat, sleep, work, and teach. I'm missing out on some of the fun things in my life.

Nanowrimo is coming up fast and I don't know if I'll be able to carve out any time from my stone cold work schedule to even have a chance at making it to the 50k finish line. Worse, I don't even know if I'll be able to attend any of the Mat-Su write-ins during November because of said dratted work schedule. I've had to ask for several Saturdays off to make room for other things, like a Health and Fitness Specialist seminar weekend that may open some more doors for me career-wise. Funny: as time goes by, my masters degree seems less and less useful.

Don't get me wrong. I wouldn't change the fact that I got that degree for the world. It showed me what a person can be capable of if you set your mind to do something. And I'm very proud when I think of those dark green bound manuals of martial arts for physical ed teachers now sitting in the Sac State Library and my parents' bookcase. But sometimes I wonder if I should have just gotten the degree in any old interest, regardless of the practicality. Especially since the practicality of my choice hasn't helped me out a smidge. Theatre comes to mind. What could I have done with that?

This year for Halloween I'm attending the National Wild Turkey Federation's banquet. I'll be wearing my Renaissance wench outfit as I have not had the time to make anything else. I know; odd choice of event for Halloween. Long story about our involvement, but I'll be singing "The Star Spangled Banner," and everyone knows I'll jump at any chance to sing!

I'll also be singing "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess" at the Valley Performing Arts Theatre's fundraising night in November. My schedule doesn't allow me to do theatre, but I'm trying to weasel into any singing thing I can. And yes, Mom, if someone records these things, I'll post a copy or send you a burned CD!

I can hear my dogs snoring in the background as the cats chase each other upstairs. It snowed a little today as I walked across the parking lot to my job, but it wasn't sticking. The big snow is coming, though!

Okay, that's about it for now, I think. Gotta go to bed so I can wake up early and - surprise, surprise!- go to work.