Merry Monday – Lots To Do And Little Time To Do It In


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And thus we return to our regularly scheduled programming. Well, mostly. The colleges are still on strike. We had 21 days that had classes in my program prior to the strike. We’ve had 18 days worth of strike where we should have had classes. The strike has been longer than that for most students. I don’t have Friday classes nor are any of mine on the weekends.

I slowly plod on because I don’t know what else to do. I watch videos on YouTube from the greats like Syd Field. I read my text books, though I could be doing more of that I suppose. I work on my assignments. I’ve been working on the first act of my feature film script, but I realized that I have other assignments that were due before that one that I should focus on instead. Namely my short film, my 10-minute play, and my TV episode. I may work on my TV episode today because I’ve been told that it should go pretty smoothly since I did the 7-10 page treatment for it. I know I did something for my 10-minute play that is somewhat of an outline, so perhaps that will be next. I’ve done barely anything for the short film.

In my life, I have other things to do as well. I’m taking my car in tomorrow for an oil change, a tire change, and perhaps a repair on the left rear caliper, though that will depend on parts as unfortunately my model needs special calipers. This might also mean a brake pad change. It won’t be cheap, but I’ve been saving for it.

I also need to extend the straps on my hakama before grading on December 2nd. At least I sent in the written. I almost missed that as I thought it was the 16th that it was due and it was yesterday. If I hadn’t seen a Facebook post, I would’ve been screwed!

And my house needs to be cleaned. It always takes a lower priority over the rest though.

And there’s laundry, dishes, and groceries to be done too. I should do groceries today in case my car is at the shop longer than expected.

My cold is lingering, but it started to clear on the weekend. My sinuses seemed to be plugged up into my ears! Bodies can be so weird.

I technically have a lot of free time, but the strike has been making me feel a bit depressed and making it difficult to actually make ample use of the free time. I also had to take some time to just rest because of the cold. I think I’m going to be ok though.

The hardest thing seems to be picking which thing to focus on first. Maybe I’ll have breakfast, empty and load my dishwasher, then work on my TV episode for a bit and do groceries early this afternoon. Then I can do some laundry after that. Sounds like a plan. In the words of my father, “I love it when a plan comes together!” Yeah, he totally stole that from The A-Team. Or maybe they stole it from him…

Guid cheerio the nou,