So my goals since Sunday:
The dissertation—it revived like a Frankenstein’s monster, only much prettier. Who would have thought that I would fall in love with it again through the footnotes and commentary??
The exercise—I’m keeping up when it is not raining. I’m scared of what the winter, our rainy season, will bring, if this keeps up. The mosquitoes are getting big enough to carry off my Standard Poodle, although luckily, my Weimaraner is too heavy.
The book reviews, and the blog in general, sigh. I do have a week without a computer coming up, when I go out of town to deal to visit both my family and my husband’s. On the most part, I’m looking forward to it, but I’m hoping to take along some of the things I need to work on. I have the Kindle app on my phone, so I should be able to write out some reviews longhand.
Except for a promised blog post or two, I may have to put the blog on hiatus for a bit. I have all these lovely ideas, but the time evaporates. What the heck?
The conference paper—why is it that when a colleague says, really with the kindest intentions, “You need to get that and several more out to a journal soon if you want to have a good tenure packet,” it makes me hate the paper? It brings the whole double life to the fore; yes, I know I need the day job, and will need it until I retire, but dang! I have all these ideas that I want to write—some of them academic, but not all.
I do enjoy the subject, and I am enough of a frustrated actress that I had a blast presenting it, but this little niggling voice (don’t you love the internal editor?) says, “How many people came to that paper? How many people want to read about medieval preachers’ books of topics and sayings?”
And that internal editor is in part why I went looking for a ROWbuddy, and found that Lena Corazon was also looking for one. So yippee, I have a ROWsista!
So, the next two days I will make sure I have everything I need for my excursion to the frozen north—fountain pens, check; composition books, check; WordPress, Kindle, and Twitter apps on my phone, check.
I hope everyone has a lovely rest of the week. I’ll be checking in, and leaving “likes,” if not comments, on all the blogs I can. Check out everyone’s progress here.