Squee! You know you have it bad when you're jumping out of your seat over footage so short, you'd miss it if you blinked.
I worked on MoW a little today. The progress has been VERY slow on this chapter and I feel rather guilty about it. Times have been tough, and I fear my muse has suffered greatly. Things seem to be slowing down a bit in RL, so I do hope she comes out of hiding very soon. In good news - I'm in the final tweaking staging of my Exchange fic. *sighs in relief*
Tomorrow I have to give a presentation in front of a smallish crowd of probably 30 people. Despite my extreme shyness, I thought I was okay with it - I really did! But I'm beginning to feel extremely jittery. I think that if it were a group of peers, I'd be less nervous, but my brain has decided to finally acknowledge the fact that I'll be speaking in front of mostly older men that have been in the industry longer than I've been alive...and I'm scared. Officially. I mean, these guys nice and all, but they still scare magic petunias out of me. To make matters worse, this is the first time I've ever done anything remotely close to a presentation. Yup. Apparently I don't wade in - I jump in.
I *think* I'll be okay if I can keep my nervous giggle habit at bay.
Okay. Calm. Deep breaths.
Nope. I'm still as nervous as a Longbottom in potions class.
I recently accepted a new position with my company and will be making the official transition on Monday. It's been bittersweet because while this is a huge step and I'm looking forward to the new challenges ahead of me, it's also a bit sad because I loved my bosses (I had two). Over this last week, I've been training a new replacement, which has gone well (phew!), but has been a bit tiring. My usual 40-50 hour work week quickly grew into over 60 hours. The poor girl I'm training must be terrified.
Friday being my last day before switching positions, the bosses took me out for a farewell lunch (but it's not really goodbye since I'll just be moving up a floor in our office building). After we ate, they handed me a wrapped box that was surprising heavy for its size. We all got a bit choked up and they told me it was a 'thank you' for all that I've done for them. I was a bit teary-eyed and began to open the box, expecting it to be a plaque or something. What I wasn't expecting was a Wii. Which is what I got. And I was shocked. Extremely shocked.
I *almost* jumped up and ran around in circles screaming "I got a Wii! I got a Wii!", but thought better of it when I realized that a few tables around us were already glancing at us with rather disturbed expressions on their faces (no doubt a result of the multiple squees of delight I was unable to suppress upon unwrapping the box). I've been wanting a Wii for quite some time, but it seemed that each time I had the extra money, I couldn't find one or something else would come up. So here I sit with very sore arms from getting perhaps a little overzealous while trying it out last night.
Of course, one of the first things I did was make a Severus Snape Mii...which didn't please my boyfriend much because I created it before I created his. Oops.
So, tomorrow I will be chaining myself to either my laptop or handy notebook to write. I need to make a huge dent in my next chapter of The Magic of Wands, because there's no doubt I'll be very busy in my new position for the foreseeable future.