Time has passed. I have clearly been anywhere but here. And the world spins madly on…
The short version of things is that for the past three months, I’ve been working a part-time job in addition to my full time job. In addition to my regular, full-time work, I’ve been teaching an online course. There are a few reasons for this. It’s highly applicable to my job now and good for keeping my online teaching skills honed. It keeps my foot in the door with respect to teaching, which makes it more likely I could go back if I ever wanted to. And, on top of that, the extra income means that I’ll be adding upwards of another $5200 to my house down payment fund, which is lovely.
All that means that I haven’t had much time for anything much beyond hunkering down, particularly since there’s been a good bit of grading over the last two months. Unfortunately, that also means that although I have a lot of ideas rolling around in my head, I haven’t done a whole lot that would really make for great blog fodder. At this point, it’s a good week when the dishes get done, the plants get watered, and I’ve managed a bit of exercise somewhere in the mix.
On the up side, no time for much of anything means that it’s been pretty easy to keep to my monthly budget.
So, that’s where I’m at. It’s nether exciting nor scintillating, but I am anticipating more time soon to get back to some of the other things that I value. I’m hoping to get in a good spring cleaning, clear out some clutter, and set the apartment straight. I plan to start looking at local open houses to get a sense of what the market’s like. Nicer weather means more hiking, biking, and exploring locally. The farmers’ markets will open soon and there will be local produce to cook with and preserve. I have a strong desire to get in more knitting, sewing, and possibly some soap-making, too. It’s been a very busy few months, but I’m looking forward to spring and a bit more of a relaxed schedule.