||[Oct. 30th, 2009|01:53 pm]
|[||Tags|||||big brothers/big sisters, burn, checking in, cooking, girlyboy, grown-up clothing, job, praxis, schedule, signs, teaching, the sicilian||]|
I keep burning myself on the back of my hand taking the frozen (well, not anymore) pizza out of the oven. I think it's time I stopped stockpiling recipes and start making some of them. It's a sign. Burned into the back of my wrist. And does anyone know if burns do better leaving it free and airy or with a bandage on them? I have a bandage at night because I flip flop and keep tearing skin that's supposed to be healing. I should probably yank it off during the day and let it air out...Dang, that's going to hurt. Enough frozen pizza.
Anyway, I have a job now. I start Monday. This makes me ineligible for the displaced worker grant for school. No worries. I'm going to apply for the teaching program anyway and see what I can get. Finally ready to do some practice exams to prepare for the Praxis. I've interviewed a couple teachers. They said not to panic over it, that it was less difficult than they thought it would be. I'll take their word and study and try to take it next month.
My job brings me back into regular contact with the Sicilian. He told me about the job. It's part time. Only 20 hours a week. But it's enough; pays more than the previous job with fewer hours. It balances out. And I can get back into writing -- good for me if I'm going to try to do NaNoWriMo this year. Still haven't decided yet. I better, eh? I could do both: do the character study as my official NaNo project and just hand write some scenarios for the graphic novel idea.
At any rate, I will be going to an exhibit about superheros this weekend. And I will also go see an exhibity devoted to Dia de los Muertos. Both should be fun. And Monday after work, I get to spend the whole night hanging with girlyboy (a...close friend).
Eric and I both hate the idea of schedules. But we need one. We really do. I'll leave enough wiggle room so that we can rearrange some of it. But that's going to be another goal this weekned: come up with a general weekly schedule. It will help if I get called to mentor by the Big Brothers/Big Sisters group. I'll know what time I have to see the kid I mentor.
I'm excited about the new job. I'm nervous as I have to actually look like a grown up -- or as much as possible. I've only got a couple of outfits that might work. I'll have to rotate until I can get more clothes. I think that four pairs of sweatpants is enough. I'll have to do research on how I can make things look nice on my potato-shaped silhouette. I ain't mad: I got a few folks who like this body. But most clothing stores don't feel the same. It's up to me to do the work and fit it together. Such is life.
Hope everyone is well! I'll keep y'all posted about how the job goes. And about NaNoWriMo.