Well, it certainly isn’t dull around here!
If you missed my email, the anxiety from my last post was because of an interview. I still haven’t heard anything back from that, but I didn’t expect to until late this week or next week. I’m not sure how good my chances are, but I’ll be sure to let you know when I know something.
I’ve found a gym to replace the one near my house that closed. There’s a YMCA near work that has a deal with employees. It’s a little further away from the house, but it’s significantly cheaper. And they do offer a Zumba class on Wednesdays at 5:30. So I’m heading there after work on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the foreseeable future. It’s not bad! And I get home for the evening earlier since I’m going directly to the gym and then going home, instead of the other way around.
I’m going to a symposium for work. I don’t know how I managed to score an invitation – no one has admitted nominating me. But it’s in Orlando in a fancy, swanky hotel and all my expenses are paid and I get paid to be there and the talks are all about Lean and process improvement and I’m very excited about the whole thing. Justin’s coming with me because he can stay in the hotel for free and only have to pay for his food and he’ll just bring the netbook and work from the hotel. He doesn’t get to come to the fancy dinner at the end of the symposium, and that’s a bummer, but it’ll be wonderful to have him there.
From the symposium, we’ll drive up to Luke’s wedding. We’ll actually spend Monday – Wednesday night at the symposium, Thursday night at a hotel on the road, Friday and Saturday night at a place near the wedding, and Sunday night at another hotel on the road. We won’t stay in our own bed for a week! But looking at the price of tickets (greater than $500) and the price of hotels and gas (less than $500), we decided to take the less expensive way, even through the drive will be really long. It’s going to be interesting! And the wedding is going to be awesome!
Meanwhile, I’m trying to keep up with tasks at work. There are a lot of projects to complete in the next couple weeks and I expect them to stack up more than they’re already stacked. It’s just the way things go. “Oh? You’re busy? Let me give you more to do!”
But it’s not bad! In the evenings, Justin and I might make dinner together and watch an episode of Pushing Daisies or Eureka, both excellent shows if you’re not familiar with them. Or we’ll poke at our computers and relax. His work stuff is going slower than we’d like, just because people are slower at responding to requests for information than we’d prefer. But we’re still optimistic about how it’s going to work in the end. Things might be tight right now, but life is still so much better than it was when he was working for the Awful Place.
So life is good! Busy! But we make time to relax and maintain our sanity. Before money got tight, we bought a year-pass to a beach not far from here, and we might head up there this weekend. It’s a great way to get away from it all for a while, and then I sleep for the rest of the afternoon because it’s exhausting!
It’s a great life!