I planned to sleep from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., but various factors had me awake by 9. So, six hours of sleep last night/this morning. Could be worse. And I suppose it is a good thing I’m getting practice at sleeping in 2-3 hours stints, as I plan to breastfeed, eh?
But I’ve stayed in bed though being awake. I need to get up and dressed soon as my primary midwife and her apprentice are coming for a check-up in about half an hour, but I’ve enjoyed a morning of catching up on The Daily Show on-line, playing some solitaire, keeping on top of my blog feeds, and… revising my Bonhoeffer paper.
Remember how I said I thought it was pure crap by the time I got done on Saturday. Well, I don’t think so anymore. (Thanks to those of you who were sure all along that it wasn’t. I think when you spend ALL day working on something you are bound to feel like crap about it when you’re done, especially something as involved as a 20 page argument… and besides, I should know better, I almost always thought my sermons were crap the day I wrote them and two days later thought, “hey, not so bad…” which is why I was best served when I managed to write my sermons no later than Thursday…)
I enjoyed the liberty that comes with having a paper that is too short by adding section headings and page breaks at major shifts in the argument, and footnotes that are a readable font. And by the time I added a footer to track page numbers I was up to 20 pages. I could yet add more section headings, I think. I still need to flesh out the introduction and write a conclusion so, friends, I think I’m going to be respectably close to the 25 pages it is supposed to be. Heck, with the cover page and bibliography it will definitely be 25 pages and maybe even a touch longer!
I don’t enjoy writing introductions and conclusions so I’m procrastinating on that a bit. But I’ll take a stab at it after my midwifery appointment. I won’t work at it too long though because I’m going to check out a knitting store near my university that I recently found on-line, I need a few supplies for some projects I want to start (and soon will have time for!!!) And I have some other errands I need to run as well, including picking up Kev at 6.
I might actually wrap up these papers tomorrow afterall!!!
There is so much I’m looking forward to… not just the biggie (as in the itty bitty baby!), but… the open house on Saturday afternoon which I should definitely be able to make it to, picking up our organic, grass fed local turkey for Thanksgiving dinner Saturday evening, SISTER ARRIVING SATURDAY NIGHT (please pray for her- she’s driving to the southeast all the way from Oregon), a concert (Blitzen Trapper- my sister used to date the drummer in this up and coming band- and Iron and Wine) Sunday night, A MASSAGE on Monday (in my super frustrating last Monday I booked it… ah…), Baking with Sis for the holiday, hanging pictures on our walls, welcoming friends from Indiana from Wednesday to Saturday (who are coming to help as well as to celebrate the holiday), creating a nursery… and Advent is coming… I love Advent… but it has been painful the past few years as I preached about hope, expectation, and freakin’ miraculous pregnancies while I waited, waited, waited and it seemed I would never experience a miraculous pregnancy… well… this year… I rejoice with Mary and Elizabeth. I wait with hope. I am getting so excited.
So many times over the past several months when people have said “You must be so excited”, I raise my eyebrows and say “When I finish my three final papers, I’ll be excited.” Indeed, I was right.
Thank you all so much for waiting with me, encouraging me, believing in me, bearing with my whiney posts… thank you.