"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I think I need a soup can...

Hey all.

I know things have been really quiet over here at Casa del Sonshine.

See this thing called Grad School happened to me. Where they do things like say, "Here, read a 600 page book by next week. Oh and I accidentally told you to buy the wrong Henry James book, so you have to go find it first." and "Read these 5 articles from the book on literary theory by next week. Oh, and don't forget that there are 6 more links to articles online that you need to read too. And I need your annotated bibliography of at least 15 sources as well."


Okay, I was expecting it to be challenging. And I AM loving it. So. Much.

Then there's also the whole TA thing, where I have to prepare lessons to teach Freshmen Comp 3 times a week. Plus grade papers. Plus try not to go insane.

I am so loving that part of it too. Really. Cause that's what I want to do with my life. I'm even more sure of it now that I've taught for 5/6 weeks (I don't know which it is and I'm too tired to go look it up).

But the really bad, horrible downside is that I have NO TIME.
Like seriously.

So I haven't had much time to post anything (I really should be getting ready for church now, instead of posting this, but hey, I had a couple minutes, I'm going to use them, even though Henry James is whispering that I should really be reading him since I still have 317 pages to read by Wednesday.)


The biggest sadness to me is that I have had virtually no time to come around and visit you guys. I pop in on Twitter occasionally and I'm dying to come see what you all are saying on your blogs. Really. But then I sigh and read Lacan instead (btw psychoanalytic literary theory gave me nightmares. Just sayin')

So now you know the whole story. I haven't been avoiding you, just running like crazy. I keep hoping that I will fall into a rhythm so that I can eke out some bloggery time, but it just hasn't happened yet. Thank you all for sticking around even if I'm not being all that entertaining and I PROMISE I will try to find some time to say hello soon. I've got a day of Fall break coming up, so maybe I'll squeeze some in then.  But definitely know that I still love you all and that I have not fallen off the face of the earth!


Emily White said...

Don't worry about it! We all get busy some time. Just come back when you can; we'll still be here! :D

Oh, but since you won't be on for a while and you might miss the old switcheroo, I'm closing down stepping into fantasy and switching over to Emily's Playhouse: http://www.emilytwhite.blogspot.com. I hope that you can make it over there some time! :D

Clarissa Draper said...

I agree with Emily, don't worry about it. We'll still be here when you get back.

Jemi Fraser said...

Real life is allowed to get in the way! Glad to hear you are enjoying grad school - that's definitely the way it's supposed to be. Enjoy :)

Mia said...

It's ok! I'd rather you did really well in grad school and told us all about it laterz than didn't manage all the reading and posted a lot!


Erin said...

Wow! That is busy.

Don't worry. I'll still be here when you get back!

Darby said...

Hello Rebecca and hello all. I just joined, but thought I would say hang in there!

Darby said...

Hello Rebecca and hello all. I just joined, but thought I would say hang in there!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Totally get this. I did grad school while working full time and with a 1 yr old. Sometimes I have no idea how I survived those days, lol! Now I've got the degree but also an 8 yr old and a 3 yr old... so nothing has gotten any less busy!

Hang in there. We'll keep coming!