I've found several distractions this week that have been pretty successful in keeping my mind off the big day. The big F day. Some of the distractions have been
- The National Museum of the American Indians (fabulous by the by - I'll post details later)
- The Sackler and Freer Galleries (Art and Statues from the Far East and South East Asia)
- Banana Republic the likes of which you think you'd find in a govermenty-fashiony place. Oh boy.
- Wonderfully depressing documentaries about the Middle East
- A new place to do bookbinding in Maryland
- An internship at the public library across the street
- My new kitchen aid food processor. I. Can't. Believe. It.
- A renewed netflix subscription. Ahhh. (Like Shakespeare? Canadian masterpiece "Slings and Arrows" will knock your socks off. Don't like Shakespeare? It still will)
I also started school yesterday. No, I'm not too old for that yet. My program is a Masters of Library and Information Science with San Jose State University in California and its 100% online. Being to the Middle East and back twice over the past years has made choosing an online program one of the smartest things I've ever done. I have 2 semesters left and I feel a little bit like Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride (which I didn't know was a comedy until later in life - it crushed me).
"Is very strange. I have been in the (library school) business so long, now that it's over, I don't know what to do with the rest of my life."
But, it's not quite over and truthfully, when it is, things will just be getting started for me. The Foreign Service has crazy amazing resources for spouses including continual training, scholarships for further education, and a lot of work opportunities. They have libraries too! Crazy Amazing, by the way, is actually what my Spouse Briefing handbook says across the top with heart dotted I's "Crazy Amazing Benefits for Spouses".
So, I've almost kept myself too distracted to think about tomorrow. Almost.