The end of the term is a demanding, selfish tyrant. In the last week, it's not hard work, necessarily. No. That happened 2 weeks ago when the lengthy, research heavy, logic model papers were due.

No. This is a different type of demanding. A wild-goose-chase-at-7:30-in-the-morning-for-a Mac-adapter-from-the-AV-department-that-won't-actually-check-the-adapter-out-overnight, so-come-back-the-next-day-and-hope-one's-available-for-your-graduate-school-class presentation (it's only 50% of your grade);

The-email-server-at-the-school-is-down-during-the-last-week-of-classes;

I-cannot-figure-out-how-to-print-25-copies-front-to-back-(powerpoint)-off-the-SSW-computer-lab-printer;

The-reading-doesn't-stop-no-matter-what;

type of demanding.

That kind of demanding.

I think I'm going to fail relaxation yoga. Not really, by the way, but I have a horrible time ... um, relaxing. Alternate nostril breathing makes me feel like I'm suffocating, so I cheat. My fingers are in the correct position, but my mouth is open slightly. And corpse pose for 40 minutes? When the lights go off, I'm a constant fidgeting girl. (It hurts my hips, no matter how many blankets I roll to put under my knees.) Well. there's only one more class of that to go. Thank goodness. Relaxation yoga is very stressful. (Only me. I know.)

{postscript ~ I'm instituting 1st week of the month book club recommendation on this blog. I've never joined a book club before and my first meeting is tomorrow. I'm so looking forward to this and need to figure out a way to succinctly synthesize what I'm reading (struggling a little with junk language in grad school), so practice here. Just as a warning, though, I'm living in a liberal city and am attending a liberal program. I can't guarantee that some of the picks won't be offensive to some readers in one form or another, but it's ok. We're all loving grownups around these parts. ;) }

3 comments

  1. Sarah on December 4, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Okay. So. I glanced at the title and thought I read "Meth". Egads, I thought, school really is different... : )

     
  2. Ronna on December 5, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    So...what are you supposed to do if one of your nostrils is clogged? Suffocate?

    Really? 40 minutes? I dropped my yoga class because it was like that. I kept laying there thinking of all the things I could be doing instead of laying on the gym floor, lol.

    Can't wait to see the book club reads!!

     
  3. Lisa on December 6, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    O, Sarah ... you never know how people get through these days ... ;)

    Ronna, if your nostrils are clogged, you're to "follow your breath with your mind's eye" ... or, in other words, use your imagination ... {pretty glad that part of my term's over ...}

     


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