it's been a while. well, what... a week? last we chatted i told you about my sisters and their soap-opera-y parental situation.
things have been hectic since then. i haven't really 'announced' it or anything (even though i personally think it deserves announcing) but i've been asked to apprentice as a body piercer. so yours truly will be jabbing needles through various pieces of flesh shortly. i'm superexcited about it and think it's an awesome opportunity - and one that not everyone gets. the piercer that's teaching me has been piercing for like 25 years, and is one of the best.
but it's a hectic time of year to be adding to my schedule. while i'm apprenticing, i basically want to be in the shop as much as i possibly can. that way, i can see as many piercings as possible and learn as much as i can. the shop is closed monday and tuesday. so i have 20-23 hours a week for my at home facilitator job, 15ish hours a week for school, and then A LOT of time at the shop. i try to get there wed-fri by 3pm and they're open until 8 on wed/thurs and 10 on friday. and then like 2pm to 10pm on saturday. and 12ish to 6 on sunday.
which adds up to... hmm...
a lot of hours.
thankfully i had much of my holiday shopping done and was able to finish up the rest online. now i just have to wrap.
today we had first christmas at my inlaw's house. part of the family cannot come to christmas on christmas so we had first christmas. and we thought 4 kids were going to be there. turns out our four nieces and nephews would be there too, and we were giving them their gifts too. and OF COURSE i hadn't wrapped anything yet.
and we had to go pick up a loaner car first. so it was hectic. and i feel like i have no time to wrap presents.
the loaner car was because we bought a brand new car three weeks ago. and it already needs a new engine. i'm livid, but awesome husband (diesel mechanic extraordinaire) says this kind of stuff happens sometimes. the dealership has had our brand new, less than 600 miles car for five days and still hadn't given us a loaner. and awesome husband has to go away for school soon and i need a car here so i can, you know. do things. and the dealership kept fucking us around and pissing me off and whatever. i love the new car, but i'm really a bit pissed at the dealership.
i mean, they called us and were like 'we have a loaner now, come get it' so we go to get it (after wrapping the gifts). and they make awesome husband wait like 20 minutes and then they say 'oh, we need to FIND THE CAR'. like it was fucking lost? YOU JUST TOLD US YOU HAD IT.
on top of that, i seem to have pinched a nerve or something in my shoulder? it hurts. a lot. it hurts to do almost anything. and pills don't seem to help :/ hopefully that goes away soon. i'm thinking i may now have a valid reason to schedule a massage for monday.