Friday, April 25, 2008

My Favorite Kind of Morning

Prompted by Kinsey's need to go out, I rolled out of bed at 5:15 this morning. Normally if this were a work day, I would be hemming and hawing about getting up so very early when it was probably after 1 am when I finally fell asleep last night. But this morning, I find myself very excited about the prospects of the day. It isn't that I have anything terribly exciting on my list of things to do today, it's more what's on my list of what not to do today that has me delighted. Aside from a little bit of cleaning, running errands and class on Monday morning, oh and working for a few hours tomorrow, I am pretty much FREE until Tuesday morning. It's so nice to be able to wake up whenever on my day off, with almost nothing on the to do list. Honestly today for the first time in almost a year, since this whole idea of going back to school popped into my head, I feel relaxed (because except for 2 quizzes and a quick oral presentation, my school work is done for the semester) and re-energized. There is a lot that I want to get done, but today, I will take great pleasure in knowing that I can do it, or none of it for that matter, at my own pace.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Procrastinating Yet Again

I don't know why I continually do this to myself, but it seems to be the way I work best. Putting absolutely everything off until the very last minute. Right now it's Friday night, almost 11:30 pm, I have 2 pretty hefty papers due by Monday and other than some light reading on the subjects of said papers, I haven't done a blasted thing. It's not like I've been so incredibly busy with other work, it's just that I'm a last minute burn the candle at both ends procrastinator extrordionare. This is actually a true story.. many years ago, before the internet was at my disposal, I called to order a tape from an infomercial to help me stop smoking, at the end of the call, the woman on the phone continues on with her sales pitch and says "Would you like to add the Stop Procrastination Now tape to your order?" My reply, I swear to god, "No, not right now!" Nuff said. So now I know that tomorrow when I get home from Sarah's B-day bash and all day Sunday I'll be cursing myself for putting all this off till the last minute, but dag nabit, those papers will be done and turned in on time. I suppose the only good point to all of this is once these are done, I've just got to show up for class 2 more times for some quizzes, then this semester is over :o) I'm really looking forward to having the summer off. And hoping that I can get some of my creative/crafty mojo back. I'd really love to create something, anything, soon.

Monday, April 7, 2008

I Feel Like a Dwarf

Stuffy, Sneezy, Sleepy, and Grumpy, that's how I find myself this morning. While I LOVE LOVE LOVE springtime, as soon as the first buds appear on the trees, my allergies kick in and keep on kicking in till the winter comes. It's not the most enjoyable thing in the world, but armed with antihistamines, decongestants and allergy drops for my eyes, I'll survive. I've got school this morning which is only half bad since I withdrew from my algebra class last week. It's really a shame that one terrible professor would cause me to withdraw from the class and alter my path of study, but YES he's that bad! So I'm changing things up and will be following the apprentice track to get my optician's license. If I decide at any other point oh I must have that degree, I can always go back and make up the rest of the classes. On a happy note, I have just 2 more papers that I have to write for English, one a research paper and one for my final exam. Then I'm done writing papers for school probably forever. It's funny really, I can write all day until the cows come home about something of interest to me, but make me write about a topic I have no interest in and I'll avoid it like the plague. Once I've completed these last 2 papers I'm sure I'll want to celebrate :o)

On some other notes, my burn is healing up quite nicely. I don't think I'll have much of a scar after all. Craig and I had another of our talks this past Saturday, after another big blow out the weekend before. I really hope he follows through with what he claims he will, this is the very very last chance he's got to get things right with me. The whole situation at this point is just very aggravating. Something or someone's gotta give, and it won't be me anymore. Well I suppose it's time to get in the shower and get ready for the rest of the day.