Watch me unravel...
I haven't blogged in over a month... really closer to a month and a half.
I've been crazy busy, but that's only part of it.
I have a list of topics I've been meaning to write about, if I only found the time:
the bachelorette party weekend to Nash Vegas
The amazing adventures of Cello Huntley
Recent Dates (correlary: guys who don't 'believe' in telelvision, methphysical dude)
Fascinating people at Farmers' Market
Find Jess on the PushPilates website
taking T's kids roller skating
At the beginning of July, it transpired that my direct boss, the Program Director (PD), was no longer with my station. The effect of this was that a lot of his duties were spread over the people who work at our station. Then, in August, one of the midday talent quit to take a job in another market. So, even more slack and planning had to be picked up. At this point, we've been without a PD for 2 1/2 months. Scheduling people to work has been split between the GM (who is herself in charge of 4 stations in our 'cluster') and the promotions director (who is responisble for our rock station and the country station). Our music is being done by someone offsite (the VP of Rock - no, seriously, that's his job title) and I'm the point person for logs, imaging, and other such. What this means, in short, is that I have been working my bootay off, extra hours, extra duties, extra exhuastion. I've been really spread thin, and it's been difficult on me and everyone else.
I come home from work, later than I want to (usuallly closer to 4 pm), and pass out (except on days when I can't, like my every-other-week on Mondays appt with my therapist, or my tuesday pilates class). I pass out, wake up in time to eat something, stare blankly at the TV, and go back to sleep. I have evenings where I don't talk to another person, except for maybe the girl in the drive-thru window. I haven't had the energy to write.
In the same time period since I last blogged, I have quit the used bookstore. I've had my Sundays back, which i've used to be a slug, or get errands done. I miss the income, but that wasn't really happening near the end, either.
My baby sister, B, has started college, moving cross-country to do so. My parents have moved, leaving New England and landing in the Midwest, and are now in the same time zone as I am.
I've been on a date or two, and added those to my list of glad I've done it, wish I didn't have to do it again.
My friend (and T's SO), G, has been to visit twice (in july and august), and she's been to visit him. When she went to visit him, I took her two girls to their school's skate night at a roller rink, and got on roller skates for the first time in years. My legs and feet were still more used to ice skates, and I kept on stopping ice-skate style (sideways) instead of roller-style (with the stopper). It was fun, and her younger one, despite falling on her booty and hands and noggin, kept on getting up and going again. But, spending time with two smart active kids in a room full other kids put me off of kids for at least a little while.
I researched and bought online an outfit for my friend's K&D's wedding (on October 28). Wanna see? It came in Friday's FedEx (after a call from FedEx International, asking me about my package from Pakistan and whether it was for personal use).
I've discovered that The Gap has discontinued my fave scent, Gap Scents woven cassis. this was, of course, when I went to buy some more because I'm almost out.
My friend Juan wrote me an email about relationships and time, and it got me thinking. In some way, it spurred me to write again. time is the most precious commodity we can offer to those we care about.
so, I'm going to post this for now, and get back to it again soon.