Hiya! On Monday, I changed projects at work, and things have been crazy as I try to ramp up and get familiar with the new systems while still babysitting the old ones. We're bringing in someone to replace me on the old stuff, but until then, I'm doing double project work. I'm a bit miffed that I finally got a new cubicle that I like in a building that I could easily bike to from home, only now I am back in the dungeon of Building D with a 20-some mile round trip. The new-old commute really isn't as feasible as the commute to the old-new one, and I have to be on-site a lot more than I did on my old project. There are fixed meeting that I have to attend in person, plus an actual lab I have to go to in order to be able to access the software, and just...argh. It is cutting into my slacker time a whole lot.
In fact, so much so that I'm not sure if I will be doing yuletide this year. I may have to drop the multiplicity of seasonal challenges I've done the last couple of years and only pick one to focus on, as I am just not sure I'll have time to write. I haven't done that well with the editing on the novel--I hit page thirty and stopped like I hit a brick wall--and I just don't know if I'll have time to write once this project really gets going. There's some overtime associated with it, and I can't predict how it will affect me, so I'm fretting about that.
Oh, and huge apologies to the people who have emailed me or commented on one of my stories to whom I have not yet responded. I'm going to try and catch up on some this weekend, and sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. Same with the fic recs that I owe for stargateficrec
To the good, we got the letter from the state saying that Ev has passed his WASLs! He hit the 75% mark on everything, including the writing, which is just awesome. He did have a scribe for it, but he still had to type up his answers, and the scribe then re-copied everything (including typos) to the official forms. He has to take them again in 9th grade, and if he passes those, then he's done. I'm really hoping that will be the end of it, as these things are incredibly stressful.
I have been using my free two week pass to Gold's Gym this week, which has been fun. I took a pilates class that just killed me. As I was leaving, I overheard a couple of women talking about how "this was the most intense pilates class I have ever taken", which made me feel good. My hamstrings and glutes still hate me for taking the class.