I am determined to make this year one to remember--in a positive way. So I'm going to try to start it productively--I read Ph.D. exams today, worked on a paper (one that I've worked on for way too long but is still giving me some trouble) and continued yesterday's spring, or rather winter, cleaning. Today I threw out old lecture notes, exams, photocopies, etc. and I'm planning to plough through more clutter in the next few weeks. While I didn't make it to yoga or pilates, that's on the agenda for the next couple of days--indeed, a miracle occurred and my yoga/pilates/zumba studio found a new location and has a new schedule that allows me to go to seven classes a week.
I have some horrible errands to complete this week and I am hoping that fear won't prevent me from doing them. I want to get them out of the way, finish some grading, write a conference paper proposal and start on a new chapter--a literal, actual chapter for my second book. Hopefully all will go to plan. With frigid weather on the way, I'll be staying home so I have no excuses not to write.
Sturges and Slapstick
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