Friday, January 30, 2009

Master of...

Procrastination! I've had all week to do my readings and coursework, yet here I sit trying to cram it into one day. Next week will be better! It always takes me a couple days/weeks to get back into the swing of being in school. This semester is looking like it will be pretty demanding of my time, more so than last semester. I also have to weigh what to do this summer. I need to have fieldwork experience, but may also have to take a second class with it. Do I stay and graduate next May (2010) or try to be done in less than a year from now (Dec 2009)? Too many things to think about. Today, I just need to post for class and get it over with!

I'm still procrastinating by blogging instead of writing for my classes. :-) But at the moment, I need a mental break. I've had a lot on my mind this week, which has significantly contributed to my procrastination. I don't really feel like going into all of that right now, but it's been a strange week. I've contacted old friends out of nowhere and am overdue in responding to others. I'll get back to you, I promise!

For those who've asked, I am sleeping better now. The solution is somewhat childish, but it works. That day will probably haunt me for a while, the way my dad's last weekend haunted me. But, I have a peace about it that I didn't have a couple weeks ago.

One friend "kidnapped" me for lunch this week and it was really great! We sat and chatted, catching up. I wasn't permitted to bs my way out anything (though I certainly tried). So many of you have been patient and understanding with me. This particular friend was just what I needed that day as they said, "I know you'll come out of your bubble when you're ready; in the meantime, I'm here for you." This little push to rejoin society and let me know how much they care meant so much to me! When left to my own devices, it takes me a long time to emerge from my bubble, but gentle tugs from friends are so welcome. Trust me, I'll let you know if I really want to hideout from the world!

Before I forget, you should check out my friend Angela's blog! She came over Monday and sketched the cats for her portfolio. She's so extremely talented and her blog is full of interesting art things going on, that I'm completely oblivious to without her!

Alright, I'm going to work on school stuff...really! ;-)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


*Sigh* Real life has invaded my vacation. Well, it wasn't a true vacation; however, I was enjoying not having any coursework to complete and being able to watch old movies. I spent much of my free time rummaging through decades of things I have accumulated. My family decided to reorganize our storage unit so my belongings could be moved out of the garage and my mom's car move in. We managed to empty a large portion of the unit (mostly by getting rid of an old tandem bike) and some large tools that belonged to my dad and grandpa. The car should now fit! Well, it looks like it will fit, I have a feeling that we'll have to move some of the remaining boxes and tubs around before it will actually fit.

Classes started yesterday for Spring Semester 2009. Bah! Actually, I'm pretty excited about my classes this semester. One has me scared, I think it may be statistics for librarians. Can you hear me crying from where you're reading this? Math and I rarely understand each other. I barely survived high school math courses and then took one math class in college-one! I haven't had math in nearly ten years! Granted, I've brushed up on my geometry skills over the years for the GRE (evil exam) but that doesn't really count. I'm calming down about it. There's no point in getting all wound up until I really get into the readings and see how it goes.

That said, I'm off to "attend" class... Maybe I'll take a nap first; I managed to turn my days and nights around over the weekend-not fun!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A New Year

Well, its been almost a month since my last post. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's!

For those who haven't yet heard, my grandmother passed away a couple days before Christmas. We didn't feel like celebrating the holidays, though we did once we were back in Colorado. Much of the family was present when she passed, including me. To be honest, I wanted to be there and I'm glad I was; however, it was more traumatic for me than I thought it would be. I won't go into graphic details, but I've had a difficult time sleeping. Earlier on the day she passed away, I watched a spooky German movie from 1936 about an insane criminal who died and then possessed the body of his doctor; I don't think that movie has helped me sleep. Late at night, my brain combines the two experiences into one and I have awful nightmares about it all. And people ask why I don't watch scary movies...

In other news, my brother is staying with us for a couple of weeks. It's nice to have him here, though a 2 bedroom condo with 3 people and 4 cats is a little crowded. He brought the complete series of a Japanese drama/comedy for all of us to watch together. It's entertaining and we've enjoyed the show. He's had to explain quite a bit about little things, like what food is being eaten in various scenes and the show "25" the protagonist keeps watching. Last night we were fascinated that an entire episode revolved around fireworks and the best place from which to view them in the city.

I finished my first semester of library school! My grades are better than I anticipated and it's nice to have part of it done! Spring semester classes start later this month, one professor already has a class section posted. I thought I struggled with some portions of the curriculum last semester, one whole required class this coming semester is on an area I don't understand at all. That ought to be fun! ;-)

Ohio State is playing Texas tomorrow in the Fiesta Bowl-OSU really needs to win! That also means I need to make buckeyes for us to eat while we watch the game. Guess how I'm spending a portion of my day.

For those who've known about my family, thank you for being so supportive and patient with me the last couple of weeks. I know I've been more and more in my shell lately. I appreciate how you've continued to reach out to me even when I take a couple days to return phone calls and haven't felt like rejoining the world. I made it to church and Bible study today; I'm hoping that will help me get back into my routine.

I think that's all for now. I'm off to try and get some rest! Have a wonderful week!