Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Real Life - one day, one project, one step

This is what it is - projects to do (a play to interpret - tomorrow), papers to grade (final journals, final self-assessments, check hours, calculate percentages, compute the grades), appointments to get to (work, the doctor, more). And then, unexpectedly, a minor car accident, t-boned, on the way to a job. Moments thrown out of whack and everything else still needs to be done.

One moment at a time. One hour at a time. One student's work at a time.

I will get it done.

Tomorrow I ended up with the morning off - but now I have to take my car to a body shop to get it looked at. Minor damage from what I can see, but that's why I'm taking it in. I'm not an expert and I've been warned there could be internal damage that's not visible. It wasn't my fault, but I still have to deal with it.

Then a department meeting for 90 minutes.

Then off to the theater where I will interpret "A Christmas Story" (yes, based on the movie of the same name) about three hours after the meeting. Set lights. Meet up with the interpreter I'm working with and our Sign Coach. Then - do it!

Which is followed by five straight days of work. And that is followed by a week off work. Yay.

After tomorrow - although I will be working for another five days straight - things level out a bit. Especially if the car only needs a new hubcap; easy. And I will also be going to the doctor on Friday - just to make sure. I'm a little sore and stiff today - but I'm hoping that goes away by tomorrow, that it's just from the stress of the accident. It was scary having the other car headed right toward me; it was on the driver's side.

But I'm okay - no major damage to me that I can tell. No major visible damage to the car.

And it's one thing I really didn't need right now.

That's life sometimes. And life goes on.

One moment. One hour. One day.

Then it's a new day.

I guess my experience of Mercury going retrograde just started a little early. (My computer also wigged out three days ago and I have the authentic blue screen of death. Someone is going to help me try to at least retrieve my data this weekend, even if we can't revive the whole thing. I really didn't want to have to replace it - but, that's a part of life these days, too. Thank goodness I have a back-up - unfortunately, some files are only on the currently quiet PC.)