It is Monday morning. I’m home, in bed even. I woke up crazy early and went out and studied for awhile, then drifted off on the couch for awhile, and decided that if this was to be my pattern for work this day I might as well get back into bed after Kev got up, with laptop and books and such… and work in bed. And sleep when needed. One of my midwives, who is also pregnant (due shortly after me), has said to me numerous times “I spent all day in bed.” Or “I didn’t get out of bed for several days.” I have been mildly jealous upon hearing this. But… if today works well for me (drinking water steadily and thus getting up to pee regularly as I do really need to keep moving if I don’t want to hurt terribly), perhaps I’ll spend the week writing papers in bed. I could go for that.
I e-mailed my prof for today’s class telling him I wouldn’t be there. I suspect I won’t make Thursday or Friday either, but we’ll see.
Even though I think my Bonhoeffer draft is crappy (I’m not re-reading it while I work on other papers- I need to be focused), it is amazing how much of a relief it is to have a draft. The end is now in sight.
And another shot in the arm? I’ve written only one long(ish) paper since starting back to school this fall and we were supposed to get that paper back two weeks ago- didn’t happen. Then last week- didn’t happen. He promised the papers would be available after noon today and so I e-mailed him to see if Kev could pick mine up. He wrote back right away (so nice that at least one of my profs is swift with the e-mail- another one is pretty swift, but this guy is amazing, the other one… don’t ask) and assured me that would be fine and said “You might be pleased to know that you got an A!”
Well, yes. That is pleasing. I look forward to the comments more than the grade, but… hey… I guess I can do this. So why fret? Just write.
I’m hoping to modify the original plan cutting down my writing time to two days per each remaining paper to leave me two days to revise all three papers. I suspect I won’t get much written today as I need to do some more reading and chewing before I really know what I need to write. The paper I’m working on now is to only be 12 double spaced pages and shorter is harder for me than longer. So I want to be very clear on exactly what I want to say before I start writing.
O.K, back to studying.