Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Trying to see beyond the end of my nose

Taking three classes? It sucks.

It sucks but I’m really trying not to let it take over my life. In the long run, this probably means that I won’t finish the semester with a 4.0. In the short run, I won’t be a miserable bitch who feels chained to my textbooks.

I should have spent last night on my laptop, watching endless lectures from the professor of one of my online classes. I didn’t finish all of last week’s lectures (bad, bad girl!) and this week’s lectures were posted online yesterday.

Instead, Meg came over to my house and we took cousin Emma to a special, private viewing (and photo shoot) with the Stanley Cup.

Then we went to dinner at a restaurant that is, collectively, one of our favorites. And, unfortunately, the favorite of way too many other people. We waited 45 minutes for a table after being told it would be 20. Whatever. The burger? It was worth it.

And pushing back my schoolwork was worth it. It was worth it for a totally last minute evening with my sister and my cousin. For doing something that not everyone has the chance to. For spending time with Emma, whose mom had surgery again last night.

It is good to keep your nose to the grindstone. But it doesn’t hurt to have a little perspective.

And a fun picture with the Stanley Cup.

(I’ll post it sometime today.)


Paul Michael Peters said...

Was your burger from The Red Coat Tavern?

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