a week in review

Holy wow this week went fast!

Monday: I barely remember it. Seriously. I think I did some of my reading for class. But I honestly couldn’t tell you what I wore or even what I had for lunch, or if I came home right after work.

Edit: Scratch that. I remember now. I launched Savvy Spork. It’s been such a crazy week it feels like I did that ages ago, and not just on Monday.

Tuesday: Class went well. I had a momentary lapse where I wasn’t sure if class started at 6 or 6:30–mainly because I just head over after work, it’s only a few blocks. And then everyone was running a little late. (It starts at 6. Always has.) But yes, class went well. I didn’t turn in any writing over the weekend, so we just worked on my two classmates’ stories and discussed a couple pieces by John Updike and Anton Chekov.

I also had my midterm meeting with the instructor. That too went well. She was concerned about making sure I get what I need out of the program… and I told her this has been a great experience thus far. She told me not to doubt my skills as a writer, and that others had applied for this term, but I was the only one selected. That all the instructors had read my work and were confident in having me join my classmates who are both nearly finished with the program. (Yeah, talk about wow.)

Wednesday: Reading Band finally met, and we actually had enough people to play. Although by now it’s been a while since I played, so man was I out of shape. It wasn’t too bad, though. But my embouchure wasn’t as strong as it used to be… and well, my fingers still hurt. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to stop playing. I’ll keep helping them out with the organizing and such, but I’ve got to focus on my writing. I’m going to wait until the fall to take a sabbatical from my horn, though.

Thursday: I had lunch at my favorite Irish Pub near work (right next door actually) with one of the instructors. It was nice to finally spend my lunch break away from my desk–first time in months. Then I popped in on the portfolio debut–my former classmates have some amazing work. After work, I was so happy to spend the evening at home I just watched some Netflix and went to bed.

Friday: Work was fairly quite, though I did learn that a large soda at Panda Express is MASSIVE. I also talked to my dad and stepmom, found out more about my Grandfather’s (failing) condition. And now I’m trying to plan another visit back home. I also called my brother, and he said he might take a day off when I visit so we could hang out. And we’re going to attempt to get my cousin to come over to I can play with/meet his pitbull.

Writing it all down it doesn’t seem like the overwhelming and exhausting week that it felt. I’m still tired, my wrist and fingers still hurt. I’ve got a story to turn in tomorrow morning, post cards to finalize for BiSC, and miscellaneous errands to get done before next weekend’s trip to DC. Hopefully I can get a decent amount done this weekend so I can treat myself to some Latin jazz on Sunday–one of my friends is playing in the neighborhood, so I’d like to check it out.

Anyway. How was your week?