Friday, November 16, 2007

[Longing for Christmas Break]

Well, we've reached the final throes of the semester, and I'll be leaving this experience of my first semester of grad school with the solemn vow to never take more than seven hours of classes while teaching ever, ever again--no matter how long it takes me to graduate. I have never been this stressed out this often in my life. While in the past, I've averaged about two major nervous breakdowns per semester (midterms and finals, usually), I've had one about every two weeks all semester this time. Yeah, 10 hours of classes while teaching 6 hours is hopelessly over-optimistic... at least for me.

For the next week, I'll be writing and grading papers like there's no tomorrow. I finally have some time off, but that's only from class.

So, in order to cheer myself up, I began decorating for Christmas about two weeks before Thanksgiving:

Do you think I have enough books and movies?  I sure don't.  :)

Ooh, I made lasagna for dinner tonight.   It's good stuff... but I definitely ate too much.  I'm so ashamed.  Okay, not really.

In spite of my busyness, I've been getting more involved in my church up here in Springfield.  I've met some really great people so far; it's kind of like a grown-up version of CCF.  

Ugh... I've been hitting up the Claritin D a lot lately (thank you sinus infections!), so I'm a little sleepy tonight.  

I'm trying to decide if I want to stay up and watch Arsenic and Old Lace or just go ahead and crash to rest up for an intense week of paper-writing.  Knowing procrastinator-me, I'll end up doing the former.  Aren't Saturdays lovely?!

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