The semester is done. I think I’ll end up with one A and one B. If I’m lucky the B might be an A-. I’m glad it is done and I learned nothing from my science class that I will use or remember and some good things from my Prose Stylistics which I’ll use when I’m editing.
Yesterday was a busy day with errands and running around. Ken helped Dominic unload from his move up from Indiana and I hung out. I wrote in my journal for the first time in forever – that felt really good. I have to type up a poem I wrote while I was waiting.
One of my essays was published in Circle Magazine. They contacted me for some they could use so I sent them in a few. It was a one page essay that I wrote a while ago.
I have to make a list of deadlines I don’t want to miss for writing. There is a grant I want to write for and a few competitions I want to enter. There is also a few publications I want to look at their guidelines. Yup – there is definitely a to-do list for the summer. It should keep me busy and out of trouble…well at least busy.
Vicki has made a very successful start to her job. She is busy from the moment she steps in the door until she leaves. She is even taking work home with her already.
Now that Ken and I are on our own, we have a few things to get done – like rearranging things in the house, the basement fixed and so on. It is nice to settle into a schedule with him and getting used to there being no buffer between us.
I’m getting shots in my knees for the next two weeks. I started last week and it was interesting to say the least. I nearly passed out on the nurses – I guess I should actually drink water before I go to these appointments. Fortunately, I’ve noticed a decrease in pain this week for my knees and I’m hoping the other two shots will keep that going in the right direction.
The next couple of weekends will be busy with a visit to Vicki – Gin and Stephanie are coming up from Georgia so they can see her new place – and helping Kelly and Dominic move to their new house. I’m excited for both. We haven’t seen the girls in a while and it will be a quick visit but we aren’t going to do a lot of running around but just hang out at Vicki’s apartment and be together. Kelly and Dominic will be moving into the next stage for them. While I’ll miss them living near us, I’m happy for them to be on the same page and moving forward.
After that I’m hoping for a slower pace so my weekends will be less hectic and more about writing and relaxing…
Vicki is moved and settled in to her new place. She will start her new job Monday. It was a long weekend of a lot of stress and work. She has organizational things to do with her books and dishes but I think everything (or nearly) is unpacked.
This week has been crazy with move stuff at work and end of semester work stuff in addition to the culmination of my own classes. Tuesday after a long work day I came home and finished off my last chapter of science. I just have the last exam to do. Wednesday I read part of the book and picked out stylistic things to write my paper on. I wrote the rough draft and put it away. Thursday morning I asked my chair if he had time to read it – he took the time. He gave me GREAT feedback that I was able to use to refine my writing. I turned in the paper on Thursday. Now I just have to do my final project, which is a ten-page paper.
This weekend will be working on that paper, bills, and sleeping. I also have to finish a baby gift and work on the afghan for the grad gift. I’m hoping to have a rough draft by mid-day on Sunday and then revise, revise, revise until Thursday when I have to go to class and turn it in.
Once my classes are done, I’ll turn my free time to self-publishing the romance and meditations book. I’ll also go back to working on my novel. However, this summer I have a long list of things to crochet and write.
If you’ve read my blog before you know my to-do list always outreaches my ability to get stuff done. I plan to get a lot done including rearranging the house now that we no longer have kids or pets. (pause to enjoy the thought) I’m looking forward to having a quiet peaceful house. No idea whether I’ll actually get that or not.
I just have to get through the end of semester stuff and the move at work – then some of my sanity will return (if I had any to begin with).