This blog will continue to be irregular for the rest of June. I know, I know, when has it ever been regular? It’s just that there is traveling, and work commitments not only at the ‘regular’ job, but the art & design end of my spectrum, too. Frankly my dear, I’m swamped.
I was sitting on the porch this morning telling the First Reader that, and that I feel really guilty about not updating the blog more often, and he suggested that I have to not only make this post, but take a deep breath and let it go. Not that I’m quitting the blog – he meant I have to stop feeling so guilty, it gets in the way of productivity. I’m over-committed, but when have I not been? I will get it all done, I just may have to shed some of the more minor tasks in order to achieve my goals.
One thing I will update is that the Homeschooling went… better than I thought. Despite my not being home much during the day, and her not wanting to read as much as I thought she needed to, she took her assessment test and placed at college-level for her grade assessment – 13.6, for the curious. Except in spelling, where she takes after her grandfather. There’s a reason I’ve joked I’m a human spellchecker – he used to call across the house: Cedar, how do you spell… and I’d holler back the answer.
Everyone at Chez Begley is happy and healthy, just busy. So this isn’t a bad thing. We’re traveling some to see family, leaving the First Reader and the Dog-beast at home this coming week. I’ve stocked the freezer with leftovers and stuff to tempt him to eat when I’m not here. That’s part of where my time has gone in the evenings. I really need to catch up on housecleaning, but that will have to wait until after the trip….
Currently I’m not planning to take my laptop with me. We’re flying (with three children, dear sweet fluffy lord…) and I’m trying to keep the lug in luggage to a minimum. This means there won’t be photos until I get back, as I don’t think I can import to my tablet from the camera, even if I do have Lightroom installed. Although I’m toying with picking up a micro-SD card, and taking one of the SD adapters, and seeing if A. the camera will write to that and B. if Lightroom will read from it when I insert it into the tablet. I shoot to RAW, which means I can’t just download jpgs to anything.
And work is progressing. Albeit slowly, as I must be fully trained on all the things before I’m even trained on bench work. Which is good – training lessens mistake-making later – but sometimes rather boring. I think I’m past the death-by-powerpoint stage, at the very least. I do have moments of wondering if I’m good enough to do this, and maybe I should just quit and write full-time…
Which would have the side-effect of having a more regular blog, but it would also mean I’d failed at my childhood dream, so I won’t do that.
And because I can, bugs!