Thursday, December 19, 2013
Two more days and I truly cannot wait for each of them to be over. Such a busy week in the afternoons. Frozen roads to drive on Monday and Tuesday, a check engine light put my car in the shop for two days, and the half done FiOS installation was yesterday afternoon, the guys have to come back on Monday to finish and I baked a batch of amazing cookies for my Mechanic and the Super's staff. No, I didn't eat any of the cookies, but the spoon did get a lick since every good baker has to test the batter before using it. Today I have a totally free afternoon to relax by the tree and make a nice dinner. Tomorrow at 2:20 pm I will be a blur running out the door and getting home for an early celebratory Happy Hour.
So this vacation I get to see an old friend who has been living in Florida for a while. He's coming home to see the family for Christmas. Thing is that he is a life long friend of a guy I dated way back in my 20's (we broke up in April 2001 but are still dear friends). We met after I was already well into my relationship and not long after we met did we both realize we wish we met before I started dating his best friend. We had a huge crush on each other from the very start, a dangerous crush as a matter of fact that we never acted on but spent way too many gatherings looking at each other in that way. Well there is that unspoken rule that you do not date your best friends ex-friend, especially if it was me. Me and this guy were a very well known couple to the point were now 13 years after the break up everyone still think of us as being together, people can't imagine us with anyone else, but that's the romantic ideal of our friends not what we know is reality, we're best friends, practically family, but with no romantic future together as a couple. ANYWAY. Me and my old friend have finally decided that 13 years is enough time to respectfully wait and 2 people that can spend 15 years having a crush on each other finally deserve a chance to explore those feelings. So it's our turn now, and I'm looking forward to Pete getting to NY this weekend. Christmas just got even better for me.
The other thing I did this week to 'stay in the present while still planning the future' is to apply for another Masters degree, this time in School Building Leadership. Yes I'm going to get a degree to be a Principal since this teaching thing isn't working out right. Why keep my life on hold when every year I expect to get a new job and every year my salary prevents me from being hired? Time to move forward still putting my job way down the line of priorities right now and not letting it control my day. The Masters program would start in Fall 2014, the entire accepted cohort starts and graduates together. My application will be 3 months early and probably superior to most. All I need to do is write my essay to complete my application. Two of my three recommendation letters have already been submitted as are my transcripts and immunizations. Oh and I have to send copies of my certifications in as well, that's easy to send certified mail when I get a chance. It's the essay that I have to focus on during my vacation. Only 1000 words but it has to be perfect. When accepted I plan to be the top candidate in the cohort. That means for 2 years I'll have access to the parking lot starting at 7am, and access to the gym so I may even cancel my YMCA membership during the period of my Masters because I'll have a free NCAA gym facility to use. I can work out there for free every day of the week after work and before classes again like I used to. The YMCA is actually a bit expensive compared to other gyms and I'm not using it so why keep paying for it every month?
So that's been my interesting week. Counting the hours. I am itching for Christmas break now!