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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

10 January 2012

The Beginning of the End

The spring semester starts a week from today. And I'm really glad, because...

I transferred my laundry from the washer to the dryer, cleaned the lint screen, and walked away. About 10 minutes passed before I realised that I hadn't turned the dryer on. If I'm going to be that senile, I'd like to be able to blame my homework.

Two of the three schools that I applied to for grad school have had one issue after another with keeping track of my paperwork. Meanwhile, the third one has had no issues at all. If I don't get into school #3, I think I may cry at the thought of the frustration that surely awaits me for the next few years.

We had some friends in town this weekend who wanted to go to IKEA. So we went. Holy crap, do I ever love that store. I have such visions of things I'd like to do with my house now. You can loft a queen-size bed, right? I'd better get back go work before I start trying to cram this stuff into our budget.

On the other hand...

I still haven't finished the massive stack of books I'm reading for my research project. Nor do I have any idea what my thesis will be. And I have to email my instructor, who I really like, and tell her so. Perhaps she'll be relieved to have one less thing on her plate if I can't pull this together.

One of my classes was cancelled for the semester, so I had to sign up for another one in a hurry. I chose a Shakespeare course (yay!) that meets at 8 AM (boo!) and has about 10 required books (yikes). I emailed the prof to ask if owning The Complete Works of Shakespeare is sufficient or if I really need to get the particular editions he has listed in the booklist. Still waiting.

And finally...

This is the semester I graduate. Holy cow, that went by way too fast. Anybody want to take bets on whether I remember to order my cap and gown on time?


Anonymous said...

Oh I'm sure you will...this is such an exciting event it will be foremost in your mind.

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm think you will!

Jenni at talking hairdryer said...

Can you just order the cap and gown rightthissecond while you are thinking about it? If not, well...I don't think the odds of remembering are in your favor :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I bet it will go by very fast. Shakespeare sounds fun.

Kittie Howard said...

Yep, you will. Some things don't change; you'll be as excited as I was. And I LOVED my Shakespeare courses. Hope you do, too.

JEFritz said...

I know you'll remember. You did remember the dryer eventually, right? :)

Su said...

@Delores: I hope so!

@Eagle: After writing a blog post, I have to remember, right?

@Jenni: No. The graduation center at the Co-op is closed right now. BUT, they do send out multiple emails for people like me once they do open.

@Susan: That's what I'm worried about! Time keeps on speeding up as I go along!

@Kittie: I think I will. :)

@JE: 'Tis true. Although the dryer does make noise that is conspicuous in its absence.

Aubrey Anne said...

Wow! I can't even begin to tell you how much you are my hero. I can't even manage a job and kids, let alone school, job, nanowrimo, random acts of kindness, etc., etc., etc! People like you amaze me.

Su said...

That's really sweet. I don't have kids, though, so you still do more work than I do! (And probably have more fun than I do, too, but hey.)