Paper is not done. Paper is not near done. Paper is due in…41 hours.
On the upside, I think I have it all planned out, and I know just what to watch out for while I’m writing it. I’ve got all the ammo, I just need to start the fight. I think if I get up at 7 I can have it done by noon. Then I can clean the house and do the grocery shopping and read about 300 pages of Pamela. Then I can go to bed at, like, 7, because I need to get to the office early early Monday so that I can get enough of the budget project finished to impress my boss at our 1:30 meeting. Then it’s off to school to drop off my 301 response to William Blake for class Thursday, turn in my paper, discuss Pamela in class, go to my other class and do whatever our cool teacher thinks up for this one (always great discussion in that class – she’s a very good resource for information), then come home and read yet more Pamela. THEN I’ve got a Discussion Board post to write for class on Wednesday, and a follow-up prep exercise for the 303 class web project that is also due Wednesday.
So I’ve made a decision. Between midterms and Thanksgivng, I plan to complete as many assignments as possible that are due later in the semester so that I don’t run into another crunch time like this. Working ahead of time. Me. Go figure.
I realize these “what I’m doing” blogs aren’t as interesting as, I don’t know, movie reviews or pictures of my friend’s awesome kid, but it’s what’s on my mind right now and I don’t really have a lot of free time for fun stuff. Maybe I would feel better if I documented things in a more interesting way. That would make me look at things to find what is interesting and therefore make things more interesting to me while they are happening, thus making me feel more accomplished, and make me enjoy life more. It’s worth a try.
Also, the dermie (psoriasis) situation is getting dire. I really need to start this new medicine. I might document the progress (if there will be any) but maybe that would freak people out. Either that or all of the sudden I’d get tons of traffic from the people who are part of the forum, but then I’d need to write about it all the time, thus alienating all the people who DON’T have funky skin diseases. Huh. Something to think about.
I’m going to write this paper in the morning, and it’s going to be awesome. It’s going to be the best paper I’ve ever written. Positive thinking. So I’m going to sleep in exactly 30 minutes after reading as many pages of Pamela as I can in 30 minutes. I’m going to wake up fresh, and alert, and if I don’t get some momentum by the time the library opens I am going to go there and finish it. On this laptop. I am resolute.
Incidentally, I got the impression that I did a good job on Mom’s birthday. She seemed really touched. And to top it all off, I now have “Chick Flick Cherry”- colored toes. Bonus.