A yelled at me for not updating my blog. So here I am, updating my blog.

It’s almost spring break. I feel like I’m on spring break already… and yet, I have a 10 page conference paper hanging over my head and a 3000 word teaching journal. Ugh. I originally told myself that I’d start working on the paper today and finish it by Wednesday evening, but I didn’t do an ounce of research today. Therefore tomorrow I’ll be working more diligently in order to make my self-imposed deadline. The plan is to wake up between 6am-7am, shower, get coffee, grab my book out of the office and get started reading and writing. The sooner I finish this paper, the sooner my break REALLY starts.

Everyone else went somewhere for spring break, but to be honest, I’m happy about being here. I ended up the cat sitter for everyone. I told them I’d do it as a favor, but some sort of compensation would be nice. Anyway, I’ve decided that I’ll combine my cat sitting duties with my daily runs. I’ll run to the cats and then run home. It seems like a good use of time and it forces me to go for a run. A win-win. Cats aside, I’m enjoying the thought of a week with no real responsibilities. Hopefully I’ll be super refreshed and ready for spring quarter when classes start again. I do want to go to Yakima or Seattle as soon as I finish my paper. I need to drive a little and get out of Ellensburg.

What else?

– I went to Charter and canceled my cable services. I’m down to just internet. So far it’s been painless and the thought of saving money makes it worthwhile.

– I think I’ve discovered two areas that I want to specialize in for my studies. I’ll discuss this more later.

– I was really worried about my paper for dramatic literature. This quarter has been so crazy that I literally wrote it in one day (as did my other classmates). I also worried because overall I question my abilities as a writer (I need serious grammar help!) and the topic wasn’t my favorite. Well, this is the feedback that I received. Ignore the caps, that’s how the instructor differentiated her writing from my writing.

EXCELLENT! YOU WRITE VERY WELL, THIS WOULD BE AN ā€œAā€ PAPER. I LOVE THE WAY YOU CHOSE THREE ARTICLES AND WORKED YOUR WAY THROUGH THEM.

That definitely made me feel great. šŸ™‚

– I saved $30 at the grocery store today and I bought all sorts of healthy things to eat. Now that the stress from the end of the quarter has dissipated, I’m working to turn my eating habits around and lose some weight.

There’s a lot more to report on, but this will have to suffice for now. Time for reading and bed, because tomorrow I WILL put a major dent in my conference paper.

1 Comment on Spring ahead.

  1. So this week you’re on spring break? HMMMMM

    Care to help me come up with a better title for my book? I started resubmitting my rewritten query letter to agents yesterday and could use a better title šŸ™‚

    GOOD LUCK ON THE PAPER!!!!!

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