Thanksgiving was wonderful with my daughters, nephew and husband. We had a good time being together, shopping at a craft store, playing games, watching tv. Nothing spectacular or extravagant went on but we had a good time just being together.
However, this week has been hell for me. It is no one’s fault, work hasn’t been bad, classes haven’t been bad. I just want to be DONE! Officially I have four class periods left, one chapter to read, two assignments for that chapter and a final exam for that class, and for my other class I have one project to finish with a reflective paper. If I thought I could still maintain my grades I would say – to hell with it all and just let it all go by the wayside.
I can’t do that because my grades would suffer. Tonight I’ve spent an hour and half working on my final project. Tomorrow night I will read the chapter and work on the two assignments. I know there isn’t a lot left to do and I just need to dig in and do what’s left. I’m just out of energy.
In two weeks I will be done with not only the semester but with the degree. I’ll be able to go back to writing on a regular basis (need to have several alarms available so I can set them and get to bed at a good time). I was hoping for a federal grant to assist with the costs of writing but I didn’t get one. It won’t stop me – I’m just going to move forward at a slower pace and budget out what I can afford to do.
First though, I have to get through these two weeks and all the assignments. I know I will but in this moment I feel worn out and ready for it all to be done and go away!!!!
It seems a bit ridiculous to think that in the same two hours two days in a row I didn’t accomplish the same amount of work but I didn’t. Yesterday I got up in pain. I made such little progress I was frustrated with myself. Today I got up not in pain. Here it is 9:00 am and I’ve accomplished a lot.
In my head, I’ve had this to-do list which I know is too long for the amount of time I have but still I want to accomplish all the things on my to-do list. Today I’ve checked off a number of things in just a short period of time.
Yesterday I tried to write my paper for Prose Stylistics. I sat at the computer and bumbled my way through it. Now I had a strong outline and all I really had to do was organize and fill it out. I tried doing that and it was a poor attempt.
Today I got up, showered, dressed, and while I was going to the bathroom (I know too much information) I realized exactly what I needed to do for my intro and how to reorganize. After my shower, I sat down and whipped it out. I now have nearly four pages for my paper and I think it is done. I’ll leave it until tomorrow and read through it. I’m sure I’ll find things I want to change but mostly I’m done with it.
Last night I read two chapters in a book for Prose Stylistics. It is the most blathering type writing. He goes on and on and is ridiculous. But I managed to skim my way through the two chapters. I have one more to read and then I’m done.
Today I have been reading some of the nine excerpts I need to read in order to finish off the best sellers vs classics for Prose Stylistics. I’m through with three of them and will be done with the fourth shortly. I will try to get through all of them before I wander back to the couch.
Last night I got my grade for my science exam – 27 out of 30! I was thrilled as this is the best I’ve done. I finished chapter 10 earlier this week and today I am hoping to finish chapter 11. I was hoping to finish all three chapters but it doesn’t look like that will happen so I will just keep plugging away at them. I literally have four chapters left after I finish chapter 11 and I will be glad to be done with my science class.
Hopefully the rest of today will be as productive as the first two hours. It is amazing how much I can accomplish if I’m not in pain and I put my mind to it.