Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When it Rains, it Pours...

Photo Courtesy of Ralph Kresge, Wikimedia Commons
Well, my week has only gotten progressively worse / better. On the worse front... My new job (Education Director at a nature center in Denver) is growing increasingly hectic with Earth Day events, spring field trips, outreaches and the stress of our upcoming summer camp season. (A nice job, just CRAZY right now, and it's been almost a month since I had a full weekend off.)

My husband and I are currently splitting the distance between my job in Denver and his school in Fort Collins, which means I have an 80-mile daily commute through rush hour traffic. (I know... Awful, right??) We were hoping to relocate to Denver this fall after he completes his summer EMT ranger position at Rocky Mountains National Park, HOWEVER, we learned yesterday that the terms of our rental home's lease aren't flexible like we were hoping. That means we are either out on our butts in June, or we are roped into another year living here. (We love this house and neighborhood soooo much, but the thought of commuting like this for another twelve months is enough to put me on the verge of a nervous breakdown.)

On the better front... It looks like I will soon be working Sundays at an amazing wildlife rehabilitation facility nearby (assuming we aren't homeless), so I will be back with the squirrels, foxes, raccoons, coyotes, swans, geese and songbirds soon. (Whew! We left Alaska six months ago, and this hands-off animal stuff is freaking me out!)

And on the EVEN BETTER front... During the past 24 hours, I have received another full request and a partial request from two more of my dream agents!!! My grand total is now three fulls and one partial, and now I'm so excited that I just can't stop grinning.

A huge accomplishment, considering I might be homeless next month... :)


Anita said...

Congrats on all the awesome publishing and animal news!

So sorry about that commute and homeless bit, though. My hubbie has a 60 mile commute every day to work, so WOW. Can't even imagine tacking on another twenty. Hope that all works out for you.

Maria Hoagland said...

Congrats on the writing. And I love your blog title. I feel like that sometimes when writing, too.

Amy Armstrong, MS, NCC said...

Hooray for more manuscript requests & the animal news. Good luck surviving the Earth Day festivities.

LisaAnn said...

Thank you so much, ladies! Needless to say, Anita, I listen to LOTS of books on tape... ;)

Rebecca Dupree said...

You have so much going on in your life- It sounds awesome! I am impressed with your writing career AND your animals. Sorry about being homeless... you could come live with me... we have a half finished attic... oh wait, even long commute... nevermind! :D