Friday, May 27, 2011

Changes for Melanie

So my view has changed somewhat. I have a window now, a cat for a boss, and work that better suits my personality. The only drawback? NO PAY!

I've also enrolled in cosmetology school, which will start at the end of June (and this will include a daily commute to New York City, which could be a good chance to catch up on reading/writing, or it might suck. We'll have to see). I am extremely excited about cosmetology, though! It's artistic, I'll be working with my hands, and best of all: no math paperwork! Play with makeup and shiny tools all day--what's not to love?

Pleasant Company

And yes, on the corner of my desk is a doll I've had for about 20 years. Seems like times of stress, I revert to my 10 year old self and get her out again. Oddly enough, when I was in New York the other day getting my enrollment sorted out, I went to the American Girl Place (formerly Pleasant Company), and discovered they have a doll hair salon in the store. ...And here I am about to start with the haircutting. And so, Felicity came out of storage, hairbrushing commenced, and hubby laughed at me. That's okay.

Josephina, the smaller doll, used to keep me company in my former cubicle -- kind of a bright spot where the numbers and jargon couldn't go. Now both of them watch me procrastinate while I'm supposed to be writing.

So, I've got a month to myself. If I don't get my current project edited and ready for agents to fight over, I'm an idiot.

Saturday, May 7, 2011