Well, I was on a break, but now I’m back in the office for two weeks for a return engagement before taking a really long break. I’m going to be completely honest with you, dear reader, as well as myself, and say that I’m probably going to be at least partially checked out for the next little while, both looking forward to the long holiday break, and the gig this weekend. I’m not proud of this (the clockwatching bit), but I am a little proud of the fact that I’ve spent the last month or so setting things up so that my assigned projects will roll along nicely without my intervention unless there’s a big emergency, though I’ve mostly tended to that as well. You’d almost think I was turning into an effective project manager!
So…last couple of weeks. Dance thing went well. Girls didn’t place as high as they would have liked, but did really well, considering they were punching way above their weight class in a couple of instances. I did lots of dad volunteering stuff, running concessions, handing out awards, combing the city for pro-audio cables at 8am on a Saturday morning (and then MacGyvering something together with junk in my backpack when nothing was open yet). Usual stuff. I’m a problem solver.
The Thanksgiving week was quiet – couple of days off cleaning the house and sorting through stuff. The spouse worked a bit (did I mention that? She’s started doing some freelance delivery stuff for Amazon Prime Now, which just stared service in our area over the last couple of weeks) because the holiday pay they were were offering for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday season was insane, but otherwise, we kind of hung out and I cooked some stuff.
We did get together with friends on Friday and Saturday, spending a few hours playing games, cracking jokes, and all that. Friends are nice. I really appreciate you all. Still, week was pretty low key.
This week is largely going to be dedicated to refreshing myself on a few dozen tunes for the party we’re playing this weekend (as well as learning a couple of new ones), and tonight I’ve got a rehearsal for this pop-up church bass-tenor choir thing (figure I need to learn how to sing one of these days), which has been fun.
So, plenty to do. Next week, when there is significantly less to do, will be the one that really drags (my goal there is to be just busy enough in the right time windows to avoid the “forced merriment office holiday celebrations).