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Tuesday, May 10, 2005
the light at the end of the tunnel?

I don't want blog much when I am especially stressed out. I just don't think it is very interesting stuff to read about. Instead I just try to survive and take care of myself in all the ways I am learning how. I actually really feel like I have stuff piled on me and that the pile just keeps getting taller and today I can't see over the top. In the pile are articles to be read, a paper to finish today, another paper coming up, an article I would really like to see sent out to a journal soon, a book to help my advisor edit, a website to finish... and then there is the prelim to study for, the prelim handbook printed and needing to go into a binder or something, and a prelim reading list I should organize. And then probably towards the bottom of the pile, in danger or being forgotten because they are not visible, are the lease renewal I ought to look at, and a tax form I need to refile. And something else?? I guess I'll have to dig around to make sure I'm not missing something crucial. I am reminded of the lyrics to one of my favorite songs, Ani Difranco's Wish I May: "I wonder what happens if I get to the end of this tunnel and there isn't a light..." So I must remind myself of the little glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel. In a month I'll be on the road somewhere between New Jersey and Maine with Jony and we'll laugh a lot and listen to music (most likely a lot of Ani). But that trip to Maine will just be a little taste of light. I really won't crash until August 2nd (the day after the prelim). Presuming that marks the light at the end of at least one major tunnel. But today my wrist really hurts (carpel tunnel problems that flair with too much computer work) and I just have a paper to finish. When can I not be a student who has to write final papers?? I know in a semester this crap will be over- not soon enough, though. At least I have a new computer to work on- a new computer with such a huge screen that I can have 2 documents open at once- this is truly a pleasure! I think I'll make a mix of survival music later. I'll post the list of songs here. And maybe I'll call Jony to laugh for a little while. And I don't think it is going to rain today- so maybe another short canoe trip in the early evening might be nice...

posted by knit wit | 5/10/2005 09:02:00 AM

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