Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Procrastinating everything else is a good way to start writing

There are so many things I could be doing right now. Things like packing, the dishes, my coaching home study, and possibly tidying up the giant mess that is my living room. I've been spending so much time working on my home study that I've created a nest out of my couch. And not a well constructed nest either, any time Jackman slides into after his ball it all crashes to the ground.

I know I have written in quite a while and I'm sure you're all dying to know just what I've been up to (please flatter me, and pretend that you miss my little updates). :)

In awesome news, Jason and I will be taking possession of our house on Friday. (!!!!!) I feel like I should be really excited, and I do have bouts of excitement, but not when I'm staring around my house thinking that there is no way I'm ever going to pack all of this stuff. We already have so many rubbermaid containers full, and it's as if the stuff I keep packing up is sneaking back out and then growing new stuff. I could probably throw half of it away and not even think about it ever again. But I won't.
We could use moving help (Friday afternoon and evening) if anyone is available. So if you somehow find yourself without plans this weekend, and have an itch to throw your back out lifting boxes full of books, we would really appreciate your help.  The usual pizza and beer will be provided.
I will tell more about the new house once we are moved in and I will try and take pictures during moving day, because I'm sure that will be entertaining.

I'm currently working on my next level of coaching, which has been another one of those things keeping me busy. It's partly my own fault, because I have been procrastinating a bit. I had most of the home study (aka work booklet) done, I just didn't have it typed out and edited.
I was waiting until they posted the set of courses I had to take after finishing the home study, so I would have everything fresh in my mind before I took the courses.
I thought the courses would be in June or July like every other coaching course I have ever taken, but the ones I plan on taking now are being offered at the end of May. Which left me with a lot less time then I had planned to finish the home study.
The good news out of all of this is I have learned to type surprisingly fast again. I also figured out that I had skipped over a few important parts (like observing a test day and writing a report) so I had to get a few things lined up quickly before the courses were set to be held.
All in all, I'm almost done, just a few little bits to tidy up. Though my brain is officially fried. If there are a lot of typo's and grammatical errors in this post it's because I've been staring at my computer so long, I actually see two screens.

In other lovely news I quit Smitty's. April 14 was my official last day there. It was a good seven year run, but I am ready to focus more on other things, and I'm really tired of pretending to be happy while wanting to throw debit machines a stupid customers. Just kidding, most of the customers were awesome, and I'm going to miss quite a few of the regulars. Also it will be nice not to come home smelling of bacon every weekend.

I feel like I have other news but I just can't seem to remember... or maybe I don't and I just feel busier than I am, that could be it.

Coaching is still going strong until the middle of May, so I'm on the ice 4 nights a week. As much as I love coaching, this has been such a growing/transition year with the club, that I might be looking forward to a month or two off. And by might be, I mean I can't freaking wait to actually have time to enjoy the summer for once.
I'm sure after one month off the ice though I'll be quite ready to get back out there.

Hooping classes have started back up, so I am really enjoying that hour to myself on Thursday nights. It's a fun group of ladies as always, and I'm glad to be a part of it. I'm sure you'll all be pleased to know that my 'ducking' skills are really coming along and I am hitting myself in the face less.
Though I did manage to smack my funny bone on my heavy hoop yesterday and actually lost feeling in two of my fingers for a few minutes. Don't ask me how I manage to accomplish this level of talent, it's just a gift really. :)

Well, so ends that ramble. I feel if I write any more you'll have to bookmark it half way through and come back to it later.

I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather, and actually taking time to appreciate it that it's here for once! So take it in while you can since I'm pretty damn sure it's not going to stick around long.