Today, it’s back to work. I know I’ll be flooded with emails, and I have a few things to catch up on. It will be a busy day. In fact, I expect it to be a busy week. I will only be in the office three days before I go to New York City for work on Thursday and Friday. Our next traveling show will be in New York in June, and we are going down to assess the exhibit space. While I’d rather stay on vacation, I’m actually looking forward to a busy and exciting week ahead.
Today is my last day of work for a week. I leave Sunday going home to Alabama. I’ll still have my museum studies work to do next week, but otherwise, I’ll just be visiting family. I don’t have much more to say. It’s going to be a normal trip home. I’ll be there until next Friday when I fly back. It will be good to get out of Vermont for a little while.
Because I had to work Saturday, I am off today. Usually we take a day off before we work on the Saturday, but last week was so busy, I didn’t have a day I could take off. Therefore, I am off today. I’ve got a lot to do around my apartment, so it will be a busy day. I have a lot to do because I am leaving this Sunday going to Alabama for a week. I knew I had to take some time off in April and again in May because I had some leave time I either had to take or I’d lose it. So for April, I am going home, and in May, I’m taking a trip to Texas to see my best friend. Neither will be an actual vacation for pure pleasure, though I know I will find pleasure in visiting both my family and my best friend. I had originally planned to stay in Vermont for my week in April, but my mother wanted me to come home, so I decided I’d fly to Alabama.
I’ll be open and honest about this. I did a lot of writing and revising yesterday at work, and when it came time to write a blog post, I was tired of writing. I promise there will be a more substantial blog post tomorrow, but today is just slim pickings.
Another Friday, but unlike the last couple of weeks, I actually have to work this Friday. Instead of all the moving of stuff I’d dreaded, I have been working on press releases and publicity for upcoming events. I actually don’t mind doing this kind of work. It’s what I was meant to do. Of my education and public programming, I actually feel more comfortable in the role of public programmer. That’s not to say, I don’t enjoy being in the classroom with college students, because I do. It’s writing curriculum that has me stumped. I have no training in that, but I’ll figure it out. We may do the moving of stuff today. I honestly don’t know. My coworker keeps getting busy with other stuff and puts off the inevitable.
Every once in a while, I reserve the right to be whiny. As I wrote this post last night, I had a headache, and all I could think about was how much I dreaded going to work today. We have to move a case today with a lot of little objects in it. I have moved this case at least three times already, and I’m tired of moving it. Everything has to be taken out in a certain order and then placed back in the same order. It’s a real pain in the ass. The objects are bad enough, but the case is huge and unwieldy. In addition, we will have to move other cases to make this one fit where we want it to go. The whole thing will be a pain in the ass, and I’m just not looking forward to it.
Besides today is the 13th, and rarely does any good ever come of the number 13. It’s also the birthday of a friend of mine who passed away last year. I miss him dearly, but he had been so sick for such a long time. I truly believe that he is in a better place now. He had suffered so much. I will be thinking of him today. He was one of the earliest people to read my blog and often commented until he got so sick and could barely type anymore. He was a good friend who got me through some very tough times, especially back in the years I was a teacher and before he got sick. Even when he got sick, he was still a great friend.
It’s finally Friday. I don’t know why this week has seemed to be so long, but it has. I’m ready for it to be over and have a long weekend. I have three meetings this morning then I can leave work and enjoy the weekend. Like I said, I don’t understand why this week has seemed so long, but it has. Maybe because the first of the week was fairly busy while the second half has been extremely slow. The best part is that I get to hang out with Isabella for the weekend. She’s too big to fit on my foot like the picture above, but she likes to stick close to me. She’s a great comfort.
It’s another Monday. The weekend was pretty quiet. Not much went on at work on Saturday, and Sunday was just a day of rest and relaxation. Today, I have a boring meeting to attend. I hate these particular meetings. I have the hardest time staying awake for them. They are just boring, and I have little say in the outcome. Then I will be giving a tour of the museum later in the morning.
Getting to the museum today might not be the easiest. We were expecting snow all night last night. Snow fall predictions have been as high as 3-6 and as low as 1-3. I’m hoping that it’s on the low end. It will make cleaning off my car a lot easier.
I’ll be alone at work today. Everyone else has the day off. It won’t be too bad. I can get some stuff done that I’ve been wanting to get done without any interruptions. Sometimes it’s nice to be there by myself. I don’t have to worry about anyone else’s schedule or have someone interrupt me from my own work. It should just be a quiet day.
Monday was pretty much a normal day, but Tuesday, I had to go after hours to set up an exhibit at the State House. We couldn’t get in until after business hours, so we had from 6-8 pm to put up an exhibit. From the beginning, things did not go as planned. First as they were loading the truck, they figured out that the truck was not big enough for the crates containing the exhibit. Finally, we got it loaded only to find out at the State House that not all of the exhibit cases would fit through the doorways. We finally got it all set up, just not the way we originally designed it.
Wednesday, I had to be at the office at 6:30 am. We had to be at the State House at 7 to put the artifacts in the cases by 8. Then we had the lovely job of standing by the exhibit, explaining the exhibit, and mostly just standing around for the next 11 hours. We dealt with news media, press conferences, and protesters and supporters of a controversial abortion bill. It was a mad house all day. We did get a break for lunch, but that was basically our only break.
Thursday, as I mentioned yesterday, I had a dental appointment and a physical therapy appointment. In addition, I had to work for a couple of hours. I was tired all day long. Today, I’ll work half a day and then have the rest of the day off. I’ve been working so much lately that I need to spend my weekend cleaning house.