Monday, March 5, 2007

Double Vision


Well, I'm still a few hours away from starting my new job, and already it feels like it's going to be a bit of an adjustment... when will I be able to post to my blog? When can I read other people's blogs and comment on them? When can I take photos for my blog? (And yes, my life is all about my blog. At least it has been for a while now. And I'll admit: I liked it like that!)


It wouldn't be so bad if it was just the one job. My non-profit gig is only part-time (15 hours per week-- they can't afford to stay open any longer than that), so that would still leave plenty of time for blogging. Alas, given that I can't exactly afford to work less than half the hours of a full-time job, I've taken on a second job as well. When it rains, it pours... I can't believe I was offered two jobs in less than 24 hours, after being on the job hunt for what felt like forever. Wow. But anyway, this second job means that I will be working a dreadful 10 hours a day on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Is that allowed? It feels pretty crazy, but I'm game for it (at least for a little while...) I'll just have to recruit my four other selves and I'll be fine.


I had hoped to have a laid back weekend to ring in my return to paid employment, but yesterday I found myself caught in a 6 hour flurry of button-making in preparation for International Women's Day. I've never had the pleasure of acquainting myself with a button machine before, and I must say, even though my hand is blistered today from all of the button pressing I was doing, the repetitive movements and the nearly instant reward of a hand-crafted pin appealed to the six-year-old part of me that used to think heaven was a little something like that. Buttons and blisters. Perfection.


Anyway, the socks are done now (and look so fabulous! I'll post photos of them... whenever I can figure out a new and improved blogging schedule). And for the people who were wondering about my trip to Calgary: I'm still trying to weasel my way in for the weekend of the 17th, but it promises to be more frantic a schedule than I would have liked. We'll see!

7 comments:

Rose said...

Ist das your apartment with a yellow jungle jim? FUN! I'm coming to visit.

Congrats on the pouring rain and good luck with the scheduling. It's just like university, go from 0 to 60 and back again in the life of semesters. All will be well.

dana said...

No, das is a dodgy restaurant in Prague, though the yellow decor was pleasant enough...

Terra said...

Don't worry you'll find time to blog, I somehow manage to with school, work and all that jazz, it allows you to not get too caught up in it all and still find those cool things happening in your life. Good luck with the grind! what's your second job?

Jasmine said...

I hear you - I've noticed that writing a basic post seems to eat up a fair chunk of time. I'll miss your frequent posts!

Mary said...

Those are going to be some long days! And on Tuesdays! I take it then, that you won't be able to make it out to knit nites. :)

Um, button making... Do you have your own button maker? The knitting girls and I wanted to make our own buttons quite a while ago, but that fell through. Where did you get to use a button maker?

Enjoy the new jobs!

dana said...

Hey Mary,

Yeah, Tuesday knitting nights look like less of a possibility now, esp. since I work until 7pm on those nights! I might try to come out afterwards every once in a while-- depends on my energy level, though. :(

ink said...

you may find yourself with more time than usual for blogging. i always found myself blogging at work. it's school that sucks blogs away. anything that takes away your brain takes away blogs. work, fortunately (and maybe unfortunately) usually leaves your brain idle and desperate for any sort of creative outloet.