Sorry for the paucity of posts lately. As you might know, I'm working toward my BSN, and this semester's class is annoying. Lots of tests and papers. As a matter of fact, I have a test on three long and boring chapters due this Sunday, and a long and boring paper due next Sunday. Blech. I thought I would be taking next semester off, but I have to take an algebra class. ALGEBRA! Ugh.
In addition, since our budget has been tight, I've started accepting freelance editorial work again. The hospital where I work won't pay overtime (they're even canceling the shifts of some of the per diems), and the other hospital in my area wants a commitment of four 12-hour shifts a month from per diems there. That would be a lot of dough, but I can't possibly do seventeen 12-hour shifts a month and maintain my sanity. So right now I'm copyediting an awful mass-market crime novel (there are plot holes you could drive a truck through). It pays about $8 less an hour than my regular salary, but I can do it at home in my jammies. And manuscripts never throw up on you.
And on a more fun note, the band DR and I play in has been doing great! We finally got our own rehearsal space, and we also got ourselves a fantastic new drummer, who is an old friend and music partner of DR's. We have new songs and a gig in early July, so we're rehearsing like crazy to be ready--and we may record in late summer/early fall. And I still haven't given up on my surf band project, but I have NO idea how I'm going to make that happen with all that's going on these days.
So again, sorry I've been AWOL. I really DO have good posts stored up, but mostly in my head. I try to write them out on my Treo on the way to and from work, but I luckily don't have a very long commute, and can't get more than a few sentences out before I'm at my stop.
Please bear with me! I'll get back to posting regularly soon!