alright, ready to begin my last week of my first-of-who-knows-how-many semesters of grad school (although only 1.25 more at USU).
the academic calendar is weird this year, as we have FOUR WEEKS of winter break, as opposed to the usual three. three is plenty long enough, so four is just crazy. if caribbean cruises were free, i would be all over that. but since i have to pay tuition and buy groceries at least once this month, a winter get-away is out.
luckily, i have found a way to occupy my time and get a little Christmas $$ on the side. i am going to be a temporary bread elf with my old friends at great harvest in SLC. they always need extra help at Christmas because people go absolutely crazy about bread at Christmas-time. no joke.
the fun part about this job is that the "midnight bakes" start at 10 pm and we bake through the night. then the bakers go home in the morning and all the counter helpers get to deal with the stressed out customers seeking their holiday baked goods.
midnight bakes only last for 2 weeks, but last year it completely wiped me out. i am assuming it will do the same this year. the work is definitely not easy, but it is very rewarding and i am looking forward to it.
after those two weeks, i will then switch over to my "real" job. i will begin my commuting adventures again next semester, but will only be going to SLC on fridays so it will be much more manageable.
and somewhere in all of that i will do some Christmas shopping, see my family and eat clementines.
just have to make it through atrocious accounting on tuesday...