November 25, 2008

Pie, Papers, and Pitter-Patter

Ok, I think I have recovered from Pie Day. That was a ridiculous feast of pies all day long, that were so very tasty. Speaking of pies, it is tradition in our family for my mom to bake my uncle a raspberry pie each Thanksgiving. And usually two are baked, one to eat for dessert, one to send home. This requires a giant bag of frozen raspberries, which costs around $8. Except this year. This year the giant bag of rozen raspberries cost $20! WHAT?!?! I think they are going back to the store, and we will have one pie made from a tiny bag of frozen raspberries. He can take home leftovers.

I have been buried brain deep in papers. I have three things due for one class on December 3rd - a 30 page paper, an edited compilation of weekly journal entries, and a list of references of articles/books/etc. I have read over the semester. Then on December 8th I have a paper due of an unspecified length, but there is a required depth. I need structure, people, unspecified depths don't help me. Now, I holed myself up in the library this weekend and the 30 page paper is written. I need to let it sit a few days before I go back and review it so I can read what it says and not what I meant it to say. I discovered this is a better way for me to go about writing papers when I thought it would take mere moments to throw together the reflective journal compilation. Yeah, right. I'm still working on editing them and it's been days. I have a habit of writing them, then reading them over, and submitting them. All in a row. No breaks. No time to develop objectivity. Ugh. This means I will have to be REALLY good at managing my time so I can get papers done early.

Ah, the pitter-patter of heartstrings. I've been bombarded lately from all angles to do eHarmony type things. But do I really have time for that right now? And isn't it saying to the Lord that I'm tired of being patient and I'll just do it myself? I mean, I go to church, the library, bookstores, coffee places....I have friends...wouldn't the Lord know those things? The argument I receive from friends is that it's just another place to go, making yourself available to meet people just like at the library, bookstore, blah blah blah. I'm not so sure about that. I need some feedback.

Alright, it's back to work for me. I've got some files to do before I can wile away the day working on editing those journals...oh please, Jesus just let them be finished today so I can email them to the professor early!

1 comment:

girlymama said...

trader joes -- frozen berries for $3 a bag.

go. buy thee some cheap berries.