Thursday, March 02, 2006

Crazy busy...

After KT’s comment on my last post, I called the sports med doctor to see if there were any appointments before next Friday. Lo and behold, they had an opening on Monday! So hopefully, I’ll have the results of the bone scan then. (Thanks for the kick in the butt, KT!)

As for the rest of my life… (oh yeah, that!)… all is going well, though I seem to be teetering on the edge of constantly having far too much to do. This wasn’t quite so bad last semester… or maybe it was and I just don’t remember?

Anyway, this past week, I had a minor freak out when I realized that an assignment (a draft of a major paper) that I thought was due on March 20 was actually due on March 2. (Don’t you just love it when your brain spontaneously adds zeros to your memory, where it shouldn’t?!)

That sent me into a frenzy of a tailspin, but luckily, I pulled together 17 pages of more or less respectable (at least for a draft) material. Whew!

As for my “part-time” job, all I can say is… what the hell happened to the “part-time” part? Holy crap! I am putting in more hours and feeling like I live in a pressure cooker most of the time. With the usual director gone, I find that often, I am the only person who knows enough background on a situation to deal with it. We have an assistant… I just need to learn how to delegate more. (I’m open to feedback!)

The reality is that I have too much on my plate… and that isn’t going to change until the end of the semester, so I just have to suck it up and do my best to stay focused and healthy, so I get through in one piece.

And my friend Z. is getting ready to have her baby, which is hugely exciting! She’ll be having a natural birth at home, and I’m thrilled to be among those who will be there. Very cool! But it does mean arranging my life so that can happen. Since I wouldn’t trade that for the world, I am going to have to do some shifting around here…

Oh yeah… and this weekend, I get to go to a Running Symposium put on by the University of Calgary! There will be a whole whack of expert speakers and different sessions… both “active” sessions and lecture style. No... I won't be doing any running... Though, needless to say, I signed up for the session on injury prevention!

I’ll update about that after the weekend.

But for now… it’s off to bed… I have delusions about getting to the gym early tomorrow and so best I be off to meet with my pillow…

5 comments:

Granny said...

good night sarah

craig said...

I hate it when those deadlines sneak up on you. Especially when you under the blissful impression that you are being consciencious with the best intentions only to learn that you're not. Best wishes on your studies.

ipodmomma said...

I was present for the births of two babies, both of an old friend. really an amazing experince, and I had already had mine...

was glad it was her, and not me, though. :))) Tell Z much good luck and a joyous birthing-day... :)))

and good luck to you at the doc!!!

Anvilcloud said...

Let me see, from 02 to 20. That's something that I could easily do.

kt said...

ah yes! birth! what a miracle.
it is such a BLESSING to be there!
awesome! creation! you will ne'er forget!
kt -- love ya