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Somehow when people tell me that I'm so busy, it freaks me out. My first response is "No, I'm not." But if by busy, you mean I have stuff to do, then well, yes, I am. And so are you, I'm guessing.
But if by busy, you mean too much to do, then well, no I'm not. Because I have time to do all I need to do, read for fun, spend a whole day with a friend, and still go to bed by 9.
I think I'm finally hitting my stride with my spring semester. After the intensity of January, it took me a while to figure out what I was supposed to be doing. I spent lots of time just wandering around my house when I was home alone, not sure what to do. Do you do that?
I'm taking two classes right now. Monday from 1-3, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-10:45. Not too bad. I have reading assignments for both classes--quite a bit of reading, but I read quickly and am completely fascinated by what I'm reading, so it doesn't feel like homework. (I usually go to chapel at the seminary on Mondays, so I'm there from 11-3 most Mondays, which makes it my busiest day.)
I also have one lab assignment for my Monday class--interpreting a Scripture passage and interacting with other students on line about it. That's also been fun and interesting, so there's no "Ugh. I have to do my homework" kind of a feeling.
Tuesdays are wide open. Thursday mornings I go to chapel at the girls' school and then stay for prayer group after. Then the afternoon is wide open.
We don't really schedule anything on Saturdays, so I usually get to stay in my jammies for the day. Sundays we go to church and then have lunch with another family, and are home by ourselves by about 3:15.
(Oh, and Girl Scouts twice a month. But that's it.)
I'm actually feeling like I'd like to be taking at least one more class; somehow I think it would help me be a little more focused on school. But this is working for now.
Toben is still helping out a TON. He's doing the laundry and cleaning upstairs and cooking most Mondays--especially Girl Scout Mondays, since I don't get home until after 5. I'm doing the menu planning, grocery shopping, and downstairs cleaning.
All in all, I think we're doing okay with this schedule. But I haven't had any major exams or papers yet. I might change my tune come mid-March!