Happy Christmas Eve! It has been a very busy month, but the holidays are here and I get to slow down, just for a bit. I worked a pretty ridiculous amount of hours between Thanksgiving and the start of Winter Break and spent the last few days just recovering. Poor Bob has had to fend for himself for dinner on more than one occasion, but I’m hoping to have an experiment or two in the kitchen before heading back in January.
I did manage to try my hand at ricotta gnocchi this week. I was searching for something light and quick, and decided to try it since I had ricotta in the fridge. I will say – fairly easy, and not bad. Much, much easier than regular gnocchi, and still good.
We managed to get up to Orlando this week for dinner with John. We had a great time just hanging out and catching up. The boys geeked out on Star Wars talk and enjoyed the wine.
I do have one bit of news. I have probably lost my mind, but I’m going back to school for another masters. No, I’m not quitting my job, I still like my job, but when I think about the next twenty to twenty five years, I don’t see myself in a classroom the whole time. My options, with my current degrees, are a bit limited if I want to stay in Florida, so I decided to look at my options. I’m going for my administrative certificate since a lot of jobs I’m interested in require it. I talked to my job, and I can get a little flexibility with professional days and such as needed and I might be able to do the internships there. (That would be ideal, but I am also going to talk to the local district as a back up plan.) Two years. Two years of being a little obsessive compulsive and probably driving Bob nuts. We did talk about this and he is prepared for the student version of myself to be around. I’ll do my best to limit the crazy and maintain a balance of school-work-personal time, but I know it will get tough. Already I’ve stressed and obsessed about the application, getting everything in, clearing the internships with the school, making sure my boss is on board and, now that I’m accepted, getting all the new student stuff done, acquiring books and just making sure I’m ready for this. I know I can do it, and it will be worth it and I have to admit, I’m just a little excited about being a student again.
Here is hoping everyone has a wonderful holiday. (Even if Google and NORAD can’t agree where Santa is, which does weird me out, just a little bit.)