Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Batten down the hatches

I’ve gone and lost my mind.

Class starts back next Tuesday. I’m taking nine hours. Technically, I was taking 12 hours last semester, but I took a mini-session that lasted a week, so…over the course of the semester, I took nine hours. Same as now. I do have high hopes that this semester will be easier. In fact, apparently I got my hopes up SO HIGH that I took on a handful of projects that will take me right about through finals.

1. I’m running a half-marathon.
This one might actually keep me sane. However, it’s getting harder and harder for me to sleep at night, even after running five miles. Six puts me out; five does nothing anymore. Fantastic. I am thoroughly looking forward to joining the intramural center after the halfie, though, so I can swim more.

This was part of my New Year’s Resolution. I am participating in the Relay for Life, but, as you can see, I have a team of me. Yes, you can spell “me” using “team,” but I’d rather have more people. So if you read this and want to sign up…PLEASE DO!! And if you want to donate money to an amazing cause…PLEASE DO!

3. I agreed to chair a writing contest for Junior Auxiliary.
At first, I was thinking, “CAKE WALK.” I mean, pul-heaze, I teach writing, for heaven’s sake. But there are other things to coordinate that I am not talented in – prizes, fliers, speaking in public, oh, my! I have a super awesome co-chair for this project, though, AND have received a lot of information and support from last year’s chair, which have been the only reasons why I’m not breathing in a paper bag right now.

4. Did I mention I’m taking nine hours? Yeah, “smart”…

5. I’m presenting two research papers and going to a total of three conferences in the next three months.
February –conference
March – conference (presenting paper – written)
April – conference (presenting paper – haven’t written)

I’ve gone and lost my mind.

In happier news, I’ve accomplished six of the seven “to do” items on my agenda for today…

*UPDATE: My aunt is currently en route to Chicago to the Cancer Treatment Center. She has her first appointment tomorrow.*


SusanD said...

Ha! You've done gone crazy! Not gonna lie. ahahaha. Don't think of it as a half. Think of it as "fun size." Kinda like a candy bar. I've been a team of one for RFL before. I raised over $300. The ACS is a phenomenal resource for cancer patients and their care givers. With all this other stuff going on, nine hours will seem like a walk in the park. Um, Central Park. j/k. You'll be great. Praying for your aunt. Blessings, SusanD

Aleta said...

Someone pass me the brown paper bag to breath into... after reading that list of things you have going on, you were making ME nervous. Lol.


Anonymous said...

Busy girl... ahhh. Hey what's your aunt's first name. I will add her to the Prayer Post if you would like.

Ginger said...

Uhh... that was me. Oops. I am smart like that.

Anonymous said...

You are a busy, busy girl! Hoping you have some time to slow down and just rest from time to time.

Praying for you Aunt as she starts this journey. And for you.

Brooke said...

there is a fine line between running as stress relief and running as stressor in your life. EEEEEEEEEEE on the half marathon coming up.