This last week has reminded me that I’m only human. My days are packed with a demanding full-time job, a demanding full-time masters program, a new boyfriend, and playing and singing with a new band. My workload has been steadily increasing because I’m out on the road more often, which crams more tasks into my office days. My new class requires a weekly mentorship meeting on top of two papers (one individual and one team), a test, daily posting, and 5-6 chapters of reading every week. The band should be fun and exciting, which it is, but I feel a bit in over my head because they have me playing the keyboard, which I don’t do very well. I’ve been appallingly slow at writing blog entries and keeping up with everyone in here blogland.
All in all, I feel like I’m barely sleeping while simultaneously seeming to get nothing done. Certainly, I am not performing up to my normal standards. At that pace, something was bound to give soon.
It seems like that something has been my health and a little bit of sanity. I managed to lock myself out of both my house and my car (while it was running, no less) in just a week’s time. I have a sinus infection, and I woke up this morning with my left eye literally swollen shut. After a second visit to the doctor in as many days, I still don’t know exactly what the problem is. She isn’t sure if it is an allergic reaction or if the sinus infection got into my eye. I’m on two antihistamines, an oral antibiotic, an antibacterial eye drop every 3 hours, plus cold compresses on my eye regularly. It’s annoying and slightly uncomfortable, but at least it isn’t exceedingly painful.
Lest you think this is some sort of bitch session (which it does seem to be getting dangerously close to), there are plenty of positives in my life. Things seem to be going amazingly well on the boyfriend front. I now owe you an account of the best second date ever, and the most fun and interesting date thereafter (I’ve stopped counting them). I’m sure my happiness is seeping from every pore in a sickeningly sweet way. I’m certainly smiling constantly, listening to sappy love songs, singing (more than usual), and spending what little down time I do have with him. I’m enjoying the giddiness rather than trying to control it.
Another great piece of news that I got today is that my divorce papers are officially being processed. I got confirmation from my lawyer and the courthouse that they received the new original signed copy last week. It was filed with the court Friday afternoon. It is now scanned electronically into their system, which is back to running the way it should. That means there will be no “got lost in a pile” issues. The REAL 2-4 week wait is all I should have to be concerned with at this point. They may even push it through the system a little faster because of the previous issues. *Fingers crossed!*
That’s about all that I have time for now! :) However, I will leave you with a fun song about time, love, and life. I apologize for the weird video that goes along with it, but for some reason this particular Sugarland song is difficult to find on YouTube.