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Sunday, October 17, 2010

bzzzz...

Here it is, folks: a real, live blog post. Something I've been trying to do for nearly two weeks, but life keeps getting in the way.

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. First, I left my job. My last day was on Tuesday, October 5. I took off Wednesday through Friday of that week. Luckily, Joey had off that Wednesday and had a doctor's appointment on Friday - we were able to spend two fun days together, aside from the weekend. I caught up on schoolwork, shopped for new work clothes, spent time with friends, and shared quality time with Danica.

I started my new job on Monday, October 11. So far, I like it a lot. I enjoy going to work, and the people I work with are wonderful. Everyone is so nice and helpful. I'll be busy for a while - a lot of what's on my plate is clean-up duty. This position hasn't been filled in quite some time, and there is catching up to do. It's good, though. The work isn't stressful, I love learning new things, and it makes the days go by fast.

Outside of work? Well, that's a different story. It's not only fast, but it's also incredibly stressful. I had my big midterm due yesterday, and next week I have three more papers due: one on Sunday, one on Monday, and one on Wednesday. This weekend didn't help me catch up, either. We had a trip planned to Atlanta to see my brother. Despite all of the schoolwork on my plate, we had a great time. We watched Georgia Tech beat Middle Tennessee State, and my brother gave us a tour of the campus. Joey and my mom had been there before, but this was my first time. It's crazy to me that a school can exist in the middle of a major city the way GT does.

Everything else is on the back burner. It's not just blogging. My DVR list is filling quickly, and my floors are collecting dust. I think things should be better after this weekend. Does anyone have a few extra non-working hours in the day to spare? I could certainly use them. I'm a busy bee.

31 comments:

Trisha said...

I know that busy feeling! Don't forget to take some time for yourself though! I LOVE the "new bee"---too cute!

lowfatlady said...

Congrats on the new job! I hope it continues to go well. Cute puppy and love his costume. I dressed my cat in something similar, but he wasn't as happy about it.

Hayley said...

I'll come clean the floors and catch up on your DVR for you. :)

I'm so glad I got to meet Danica and hang out with you while you were off. Danica is such a sweet girl!

Jen said...

Ha, love the bee costume!!! That is awesome. Hope your life slows down a bit :)

Bobbi said...

Glad to hear you're liking your new job! Your life seems much busier than mine. Heck, if I have time for blogging, I obviously am not as busy of a bee as you are! :) Blogging is just how I spend my "me" time, but you sound so busy you don't even get that. Hopefully things will slow down for you soon. But sometimes keeping busy isn't such a bad thing. :)

S.I.F. said...

Oh I love that picture!! And if it makes you feel any better, dust is collecting on my floors too... Sometimes that just happens! :)

Conceptionally Challenged said...

Your new job sounds great!
And if you find a way to get some extra hours, let me know... ;)

Cheryl said...

Sweet little Danica! Love her little costume! Adorable!

Glad you had fun here in Atlanta. Also glad the jackets won while you were there. Sounds as though the new job is going fabulously well. School on the other hand - well may the force be with you. It will all be worth it one day soon. Hang in there!

Stephanie said...

Busy can be good, but then it can be so overwhelming at times too! Glad you went to visit your brother in spite of school work! :) We all need fun time!! And again, Danica is beyond adorable in her little costume!!

AL said...

glad you're loving the new job and I hope you can power through this next week and get a little bit of downtime!! I know you could use it.

EC said...

I looove the bee costume! I have a dachshund, too - they are the best!

Rach said...

Glad the job is going well. The dog is soooo cute!!! I just want to play with her ears!!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

Good to hear from you! Sounds like you are busy but doing well! What a cute costume for the puppy!

Josey said...

Your life sounds a lot like mine lately - incredibly busy, but full of positive changes. Good to hear an update from you!

Rebecca said...

You do sound crazy busy!!! Hope things relax soon. Love the pic!

Maureen said...

That's the cutest bee I ever did see! I am so happy you are enjoying the new job!!

Secret Sloper said...

Love that costume! Danica is the cutest little bee! I know how it is when life just takes over--I hope that all good things are in store for you.

AplusB said...

So happy for you and your new job! I know it's tough to balance work and school, but sounds like you're doing a great job. And just remember, the craziness is only temporary!

Love the costume :)

Basic Girl said...

Congrats on the new job, and so happy to hear its going so well!! And you're little bee is beyond adorable! And you sound just like me, I know I've been busy when my DVR list is piling up, hah! I finally caught up on all my shows this weekend and it was great, hope you can soon too!!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Love Danica's costume- and the Phils shirt! I spent years in grad school while working FT, so I can relate eto this post well. Hope you get to those dust bunnies soon. :)

suchagoodegg said...

I feel peace for you with this new job.

Hang in there on the school madness. You are going to get through this insanely busy period.

Missed you, it is wonderful to "hear" your voice! xo

Alex said...

What a cute little bee! Glad you like you're new job - that's huge!

Holly said...

so glad you're loving the new job! I have some extra hours in the day to spare, wish there was a way to transfer them to you

Crossed Fingers said...

You are a busy bee but I'm glad it's all productive! I'm so thrilled you love the new job - I was wondering how it was going. Hopefully once you get your papers in you can do more important things, like catch up on the DVR! haha - the floors can wait!

Jessica said...

Good to hear from you!! Glad you are doing well, hope things slow down soon!!

Tillie said...

i love love love that picture!!! SO freaking cute!

I'm glad you are loving your new job! that's always a win :)

I hope life slows down for you -- I miss having you around!

someday-soon said...

Danika's costume is adorable! If only you could train her to do the housework and be your scribe for your blog posts =) GL on your papers . Happy to hear you are liking your new job!

jennifer @ What Would Jen Do said...

i thought i commented on this but i guess not. i would come clean your house just a little bit not a lot, if we were closer. i kind of can't resist doing that

Dawn said...

Good luck with your papers! I love the puppies costume! It's so adorable! Good luck with the new job. It's always fun to have a new and exciting challenge!

Browniris said...

That picture of your dog is darling! GL with all the school work...it will be worth it in the long run, and congrats on the new job!

Adele said...

A pooch-bee, the best kind of bee there is:)

I hope things calm down for you soon. That's a lot to get through all at once. But I'm really glad that the job has started well and that people are friendly and welcoming.