Saturday, April 11, 2009

Almost Done

Almost there. This period of all work and no play is almost over! My big deadline for the book is on Wednesday (although there will be some loose ends after that). And 3 more weeks teaching (my 2nd job!), then DONE. I am barely holding on, waiting for this overload of work to be over. Somehow I've made it through, although my sleep patterns are totally off. I don't think I've taken more than 2 or 3 full days off in a row since last October, and that includes weekends. Ugh. I have THREE WEEKS of vacation to take before June 30. Time to start planning that!

After this, I am making a vow to myself to try to find some kind of focus outside of work. [I know, a baby could definitely be a focus.] I feel like I also need another, I dunno, hobby or something. The things that have crossed my mind are...gardening (I have a wilderness of a back yard...a very big project), sailing (join a sailing club), tennis (join a league). I've tried lots of crafts over the years, like knitting, collage, even refinishing furniture, but those things never really felt relaxing to me. More like work. I envy people who have a real focus outside of work, whether it be a club or a charity. Any suggestions??

Gotta go. I have a blind date this evening. I re-joined e.ha.rmon.y after one of their 50% off specials (so expensive). It's absolutely irritating on so many levels--too many to go into--but every now and then an interesting man comes along. We'll see if he holds up outside of cyber land. The key to internet dating: have very few expectations. Not that I'm a pro---never really had a success story.


Meg said...

Good luck! I hope you have fun on your date!

Dora said...

Hope the date went well. Please report back, as I have no dating life AT ALL.

I vote for sailing. I love sailing. Love being on the water without the noise of a boat engine.

Are you planning to come to NYC during your time off? If so, let me know so we can plan a meet up.

battynurse said...

The time off coming up sounds great. I hope your date goes well. So hear you on the internet dating. I think someone should write a book about all the bad internet dating stories.

Jo said...

The date was a total dud! Of course I knew immediately and had to sit through 1-1/2 hours of awkward conversation. Not worth rehashing it. Just, no.

btw, my best internet dating story involved being pulled over by the cops in his car, which turned out not to be registered, and the car was impounded on the spot. We were literally left standing on the side of the road.