If I could catch time in a bottle…

I’d slow things down and get more sleep. Fear not, though. Life is just bananas right now. This Summer, I decided to knock out the last gen ed credits that didn’t transfer to UW with me. I’m doing them at the local tech college, which is just a few blocks behind my house, and cheaper to boot. Plus, I took on extra responsibilities at work. And back in May, thinking that I was thinking ahead like a smart person, I took on a second job, planning on my hours to be cut in late June and through July like they were the last two years. Said cut in hours is also why I thought I could manage two Summer courses. So, this is what my weeks have looked like lately:

Mon- work, 8 am -2pm, Go out to the dog trainer’s after work. Maybe hit the grocery store. Clean up the house after that and cook a late dinner. Do algebra homework until about 11pm. Sleep.

Tues- Get up at 6:30. Class from 8:30am-10:30 or so. Do algebra homework on my laptop the whole time because it’s basic astronomy, and I watched Cosmos when it was on last summer, also the professor doesn’t give a shit. Get out of class, and, depending on the length of my algebra homework, stay home, clean a little, and do homework, or go to the gym. 40 or fewer problems: gym. 40-80 problems, homework. After either, clean up, makeup, head to work at 2pm. Work until everyone leaves, anywhere from 10pm-1am. Sleep.

Wed- repeat.

Thurs- repeat.

Friday- Actually sleep in until 8:30 or so, because by this time, I’m wiped from getting about 6 hours every other night. Do a little homework, go to the gym. Clean up the house, clean up myself. Head to work. Sometimes at 2pm, sometimes at noon. Work until 10pm at the earliest. Usually closer to 11. Sleep.

Saturday- sleep in again. Then prepare to head to job #2- mobile catered bartending. Drive to where ever it is. Tend bar until about midnight. Fall into bed.

Sunday- sleep in again, but only until about 9. Get up. Clean, have breakfast. Do algebra homework for the next week. Get maybe 2 of the assignments done. Spend 8+ hours doing it anyway.

So that’s a snapshot of why I haven’t posted. The most I’ve done in the last 6 weeks is futz with the Ditch Boat (which we named and will be a separate post), and pick blackberries (wine again).  I clocked out last night with 46.89 hours. I’ve been logging over time (time and a half of $5.50 is how much?) every pay period since mid-June. I have two more weeks of this.

The big news is that our honeymoon is coming up. Talk about burying the lede. Matt and I are going to South Africa in just over 2 weeks. We plan to take lots of video, and lots of pictures. We’re hunting in the East Cape, and then shark fishing.  Posting should return to something resembling normal after that. At any rate, I’ll have weeks’ worth of photo and video dumps to set up.