Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States



Glad to know that LNJ enjoys the blog (thanks for the vote o' confidence).

Back from the trip - had a great time with Mom, met some interesting folks along the way, discovered that 38 hours straight on a ferry ain't such a fun thing, saw orcas and harbour porpoises and bald eagles and LOTS of salmon spawning and/or dying, toured several Southeast Alaska towns, learned tons about totem polls and the native tribes of the region (Tlingit and Haida especially), appreciated the sun & survived the rain. All in all, a successful voyage.

But of course the return meant a back-up of mail and email to deal with. And several small fires that started last week and had become raging conflagrations by the time I sifted through the myriad of messages yesterday. *sigh* Yesterday was most definitively NOT a good day. And the issues linger on...

Busy, busy, busy today and this week. Here's today's schedule, for those of you who may be operating under the false notion that not having a typical "full-time" job means that I've got tons of free time:

7:15am-7:40am - get up, shower, dress, put away dishes
7:40am-7:50am - scoot to PPMM
7:50am-10:20am - escort shift @ PPMM
10:20am-10:35am - scoot home (more traffic = longer scoot time)
10:40am-11:00am - mail letters, purchase fresh fruits & veges @ Farmer's Market
11:00am-11:15am - put away purchases, return phone calls
11:15am-11:45am - run
11:45am-12:10pm - stretch, shower, dress
12:10pm-1:10pm - prep PAT #1 lesson for Kaplan teaching tonight
1:10pm-1:30pm - eat lunch
1:30pm-2:08pm - catch up on email
2:08pm-2:20pm - update blog
2:20pm-2:50pm - install remaining drawer pulls in kitchen
2:50pm-3:00pm - check email one last time before leaving for the evening
3:oopm-3:20pm - scoot to Kaplan
3:30pm-5:30pm - tutor GMAT student
5:30pm-5:45pm - break
5:45pm-6:00pm - on-site prep for PAT #1 lesson
6:00pm-9:35pm - teach PAT #1 lesson
9:40pm-9:55pm - drive home (E will swap car for scoot on his way home from work)
9:55pm-10:15pm - make a late dinner
10:15pm-11:00pm - eat while watching "Queer Eye" and relaxing a bit with my E
11:00pm - bedtime

Yeah, that's a pretty full schedule, don't you think?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

LNJ says-

Full day indeed. I wish you well of it. Hope all is well and that the bit of E time that you get is enough to recharge your battery, etc. I send hugs and happy thoughts.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed you too! I have to say that 38 hours on a ferry sounds like heaven compared to some of my days... would I be alone or in mommy mode? :-)

Welcome back!


5:40 AM  

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