Thursday, April 24, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I've been so busy lately!

Writing papers mostly. Actually, thinking about writing papers and wondering what to write. Not actually getting much done though.

I have a research paper to write comparing the rhetoric of Geoffrey de Vinsoff to Geoffrey Chaucer. Nothing like some medieval literature comparison! I have to write a paper comparing two novels: Atonement and Pride & Prejudice. I have a two week lesson plan on how to teach 9th graders Romeo and Juliet (as if I know anything about that!), perform with some of my classmates a scene from King Richard III, and write a paper about that, sew a replica of a 17th century quilt and write up a little paper on that, and take an exam over the history plays of Shakespeare. oh, what else... oh yes, research paper on an American author Nella Larson. And I have one more novel to read.

There are two weeks left of the semester to squeeze all this into! And then final exams.

And then I'm FRREEEEEEEE!!!!!!! crazy excited

This summer I have some administrative hoops to jump through, but that's a list of crap for later. Then next fall, I think I'll take one class on campus and one online.

The class I want to take on campus isn't always offered and it is one I want to take. It qualifies as a requirement for me too - one of the three literature classes I need to get my BA! I'm so close! Anyway I got the booklist from the professor for that class. There are 8 books, one is an anthology of poetry and short stories, the other 7 are novels. I own the anthology and 4 of the novels already. In fact, I've read three of them and one is by Nella Larsen who I am currently writing a paper on. So, I'm half done with the reading for that class as it is! I talked to the professor and asked her if she thought I could succeed in the class if I miss three or four weeks when I have the baby. She said "Congrats, and yes you could easily pass the course with several absences". Cool!

I wish I could take a semester off, but that isn't possible. So lets just hope my water doesn't break in class!

I am totally doing the countdown to the end of the semester! And hopefully I'll get all my projects done without stressing out too badly before then. Keep your fingers crossed for my sanity!


desirae said...

Whew.. That made me stress just reading the list of everything you have to get done in 2 weeks.. Insane.. All that, and being the mom of the house, and being pregnant.. I think I'd just order myself to bedrest for the next two weeks..

Kayla W said...

Oh, Mary, soon it will all be over! (((HUGS))) You are just too busy, supermom!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Right there with you.

P.S. I got a full night's sleep last night and I no longer feel like the village idiot--better living through chemicals!

Alicia said...

Dang Mary...that made me tired just reading that. I thought that I had a long list of things to do, but you are way more busy than me!! Just think vacation is right around the corner!! Two weeks! I will be on a count down for you too!! Hang in there!!

Michelle said...

Yikes! I can't imagine doing all that again... although I remember doing Romeo & Juliet in 9th grade and loving it. I do remember that reading it out loud made the play make SO much more sense than reading it to ourselves. And we had to pick a non-main character and talk about how we did or didn't relate to them and what we would have done differently in their places. I don't remember who I picked anymore, but I do remember it was a cool exercise.

Good luck -- and enjoy your summer!

onthegomom said...

WOW... I am out of breath just reading that. You are AMAZING!!!!!

Living With Cavemen said...

Wow Super Mom! That sounds just crazy! When you finish school, you will totally wonder what to do with all your free time. LOL

Shelley said...

Wow, that is a lot to contend with all at once, and I'm just thinking about the schoolwork! Then kids and life on top of that..I'm stressing just reading it. :) At least it will all be over soon and then summer, glorious summer. And can I tell you that I'm sooo jealous that you have a beach to escape to?

lizabelle79 said...

Wow!! You are super woman. That's all I have to say about that!!

Holly said...

Medieval lit? That wasn't my favorite by any means!! Countdowns are always good! I can't imagine doing my BA now, with my kids and a pregnancy. You're my hero!!