Moving on .

I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.

January 13, 2011

Sleep deprivation and viral dancing

This was been a pretty good week - so far. I don't want to jinx it either but I think, I hope things might just be on a bit of an upswing. No point in getting too enthusiastic.

This weekend is the big Ukrainian New Year's gala, which I am attending. First time in just about forever since I've been to one of these parties, and I am looking forward to it. And no, the widower isn't going with me, I'm going with a bunch of girls from work and other friends. Lots of food, again, and good Ukrainian dancing with someone. Though I will be the first to admit, rhythm isn't one of my strengths.

Widower hasn't called yet about date night. Almost just as well. I am finding that this new schedule I have to keep til April is going to kill me, or at the very least weaken me. I have to be at work by 7:30 AM two mornings a week to get to a French class, and in between these two mornings, RJ has to be at school at 7:30. Yesterday I practically feel asleep at the keyboard around 2 in the afternoon trying to keep awake. I am quickly becoming sleep deprived and am hitting the sack by 10 PM instead of the usual midnight. No doubt my April I'll be in dreamland by 9 pm!

There were a couple of jobs openings at work, including a posting overseas and I decided to apply for it. Right after I got that one, I caught wind of a couple of *really* great positions at one of the universities, what is really a dream job. If I get one of them, RJ would have free university tuition. AND I would be making a significantly higher salary in a shorter period than I would ever get where I am now. Europe notwithstanding! I haven't quite yet decided what to do, but given what I've learned about how our international stuff works, and what it won't get me in the three years I'd be gone, I am leaning towards university. I get these gut feelings when it comes to jobs, and I seem to know what will work for me and what won't.
Bottom line - being a single woman who needs a decent pension, I'm all over those last best ten years.

I had a whack of junk and viruses in the laptop. Who knows how they got there, but those nerdsonsite guys did the job - three hours later! Nothing was lost - this time. I really have to get my stuff backed up onto an external hard drive - never mind the four five USB sticks I've got thrown around the place.

That's about it. I need sleep!


Anonymous said...

Well thank goodness for nerdonsite! Now keep the young one away from your lappy! We can just assume that the reason why her own doesn't work is because she did something similar to hers.

Best of luck while you explore the job openings. Prayers for the best match for you.

Maybe you should call widower. At least to say hi. It can't hurt. And can he have a new name other than widower? It seems so...I dunno. Sad. Think about it.

Have fun at the Big Ukrainian Gala. I don't think that once you have had a few drinks anyone cares who has rhythm or not.

love ya!
~ b

MarieA said...

good point B. hmmmm Next post I'll have a new name for him.
Glad you're all caught up with me now. It's nice to get back to blogging once in awhile. Can't say a lot of this stuff on the FB pages... nooooooo way!
word ver - croomaki.... a new type of sushi perhaps?

blondie16 said...

I am sorry it took me so long to catch up. I am glad I did though. I get ya on the whole not putting a lot of it on the FB.
That being said - I was reading over an old bloggy this morning and dang I was creative and had a lot of fun. I am going to see what I can do to bring that back to my writing and blog.

LOL on the new type of sushi. I am afraid to consider what it might be made of though. tee hee!

love and hugs,
~ b