So the monthly challenge for May was to clean and organize my house FOR REAL. I’ve been posting updates along the way, and it’s been going pretty well. It helped that the semester was winding down; so, though there was some craziness, there was also some time.
Originally this challenge had been scheduled later in the summer, but things got moved around for an exciting reason: my longtime partner is moving to Blighted Town! Hooray, we will be together again! I can’t even TELL you how happy we are. He’s going to work remotely at his current job while living with me. It only took a few years to make this work out, augh.
What this means, though, is that I have to move to a bigger place in Blighted Town, as he won’t fit in my current place, especially with two home offices to account for. We’ve already found a big place to rent, but you know how moving is: craziness. That’s why I’ve spent May trying to organize, clean, and cull stuff, so there is less to pack in the next 6 weeks.
Next up is June, CSA month! Deliveries actually started in late May but since I’m on a half-share, I will get them every other week throughout the summer and early fall, not every week. The first delivery I had, I managed to use it all (largely by cooking it down and freezing it in lunch-portions for later). This is good, as it gives me more time to complete the goals!
#2: Still drowning in tenure-related activities. And there’s a small conference I’m going to in my specific field subset after my tenure-packet is due. I sent in a partly-done paper figuring it wouldn’t get accepted (because my much more polished work that has placed well never got accepted) but I’d still get an invite… and uh, it got accepted. If I can pull off not looking like an idiot this will be great for my career, but if I can’t it could be deadly. But I’m totally looking forward to joining #1 for the money challenge later this summer. I have a ton of odds and ends I’ve been putting off!