Juggling has begun again. My new classes started yesterday and I’m busy trying to get over the cold crappiness whatever that I’m suffering from again. I need to keep on top of my classes this semester since I’m planning on picking up a third part way through the semester. I haven’t decided if that makes me crazy or not. Perhaps I should start reading my textbooks rather than the ones that interest me. I just finished Christie Blatchford’s 15 days (again) and have moved on to Carol Off’s Ghosts of Medak Pocket this week.
I received my contract renewal offer letter today and have 3 days to decide if I’ll be accepting it. Since my position is a bit in limbo, I think I’m the only one who’s received a job offer with no position title, rate of pay, etc. I need to meet with HR to confirm – if nothing else – that I’ll continue at my same rate of pay until they sort out my (6 months and counting) job reclassification.
We’ve pretty much decided I’ll be accepting it though. I like the people I work with and it’ll stop me from becoming too isolated while Drew’s away. We did consider my taking a year off to finish my degree – what takes forever part-time is very quick if I were to attend full-time – but decided that with Drew gone I might become too much of a hermit if I wasn’t working and seeing people everyday. We can always revisit my taking time off to finish school when he gets back in Feb ’09.
At least I’ll get to do fun things at work this week. I’m building a new database with multiple reporting capabilities based on individualized front ends. Each person will have different options for data entry and/or reporting based on their needs. I’m pretty excited about it. Since I’m not the most experienced database designer out there, I figure it’ll take me a while to get it all sorted out. Tomorrow I’m starting the main design/mapping phase and am pretty stoked.