Only a week into Operation Gamer Girl, and the first goal has hit a bump.
One of the reasons I put “Get Ears Pierced” first on my list of goals is because, as of this weekend, I have five weeks “off” of work. Not five weeks of vacation, but five weeks where I don’t have to stand in front of a classroom and teach. It’s a wonderful window of opportunity for me to get the initial piercing and healing out of the way; I can hide in my office all day, put band-aids over the studs, and do a lot of the other tricks I’ve read for hiding the initial piercing until it heals.
Today was the perfect day — a Saturday, the first day of the break. But … my parents are here ALL DAY, and my kids are here ALL DAY. There’s really no opportunity to sneak away and do something like that (I’ve got a kid on my lap as I type this, in fact — the typos have ben horribel). And tomorrow, the place I was recommended for piercing (a local tattoo place) is closed. And I work Monday. It may not be until next Saturday that I get the opportunity to do it.
Ah, well. Frustrating but not discouraging. Maybe I can sneak in there Monday evening sometime.