To all my fellow students…CONGRATS on being done another semester. If there wasn’t this sense of impending doom (exams, etc.), I think there’d be a sense of accomplishment and maybe excitement at the fact that Christmas is only 18 days away!
Today went fast! I had a quick breakfast (yogurt, cereal, cherries that are uber expensive but delicious so I’m just eating them in small portions to justify it, and almonds) with a penguin theme…
…then I went to class, got some info about what’s on the exam, and got myself to the library. I realized I’d left my iPod in the classroom and had to shuffle back and started to notice something I’d ignored (okay, I noticed it) on the way to class…my right shin is bugging me. WTH. It’s like it’s just anticipating that I want to run more or something. I’m going to ice it tonight. I’m thinking maybe my slacking on stretching is behind it and I am promising myself to stretch more over the next week (study breaks = stretching…genius, no?).
At the library, I had myself a coffee and a granola bar and tried to get down to studying business. I didn’t get as much done as I’d have liked, but I did at least START the process.
The trip to Weldon also marked my totally predictable homesickness. I hate the way people get so cranky here during exams, how everywhere is so busy with preoccupied students, and how much I wish I could be at home enjoying the Christmas season. So usually I go home. It takes a little effort to situate myself in Sarnia but it’s usually worth it. I also think this year it might help having people around to stop my bingeing, etc. (though in the past it’s actually been worse when I’ve gone home) but I really haven’t made a decision. If I do go, it won’t be til next week after my exam on the 12 and it will depend on where I’m at with my freelancing assignment and my grad school applications! My mom and her boyfriend are getting on a plane tomorrow to head to Jamaica for a week so I would be on my own there for a few days too…again, playing it by year!
When I came home I made myself lunch, inspired by Meghann’s post yesterday on Meals and Miles. Copycat! I had a chicken wrap with spinach and mayo and some carrot sticks. I also threw on some honey mustard once I started eating and realized things were a little bland!
The rest of the afternoon filled up quickly. I submitted my portfolio for grading — after making some last minute changes (thanks for the comments/notes on things!) and got to work on my solar hot water heating assignment. I talked to two sources, which is awesome. I used my new recorder and will transcribe them ASAP–but I took pretty good notes so it’s not going to be bad! Yay for learning about a new topic.
I had some David’s tea that I’m trying to use in place of coffee (Coffee Puer’h?, I think?). Thoughts on making the switch?
I ran a little late to teach spin class (playlist to come) and snarfed a banana in the car. By the time I was finished (and finished talking afterwards), I was STARVING. I ate a handful of pecans with brown sugar and margarine (I know, weird habit I shouldn’t admit to but I can’t lie to y’all and I want to own up…I’m not proud of this!) while I got my food cooking. After a shower I ate a monster salad with a stuffed pork chop and my go to squash creation!
Now I’m enjoying some
Baileys relaxation before I hit the books. I think if I do some readings and get my notes organized I’ll be in good shape for a study date with some friends tomorrow afternoon. It’s going to be short and sweet I think because I’ve got to give myself plenty of time to get ready for the Gazette Christmas party!
Do you like to study at the library? at home? at Starbucks like me?
Do you drink tea or coffee? Neither?