on a 12-day work-school bender. 12-hour days too. yuck. all coming to an end on st. patrick's day. i wish i could just throw back a few green beers to celebrate, but have an early morning flight to new orleans to see sis for a couple days on sunday. nothing to complain about there. i don't mind missing a pub crawl for that. this mini holiday couldn't come at a better time.
fun/nervous things on the horizon too. am two steps closer to this italy trip this summer. everything is in motion to go. it's two weeks and four towns through school. i'm looking forward to finally going abroad and getting to do artsy things. and of course all the carbohydrates. but a little anxious about leaving for that long. i haven't a.) had a vacation longer than 4 days in the last five years and b.)haven't been away from scout that long (yes, crazy cat lady admission). but overall feeling is excitement.
also am doing my first public (school doesn't count) reading on friday at a bar in the mission. part of my new years resolutions and am also a little nervous about the public speaking part of it. took me awhile to silence my little head critic enough to submit something, but i think it will be worth it.