November 5, 2001 ~ Mucky Brains
Morgan had a good birthday yesterday despite his cold.
Instead of going out for dinner, we decided to stay home and cook some winter vegetable red curry from a recipe out of our Thai book. We used three different types of squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, red and yellow bell peppers, cashews, and onions. It turned out delicious and very colorful, a wonderful autumn dish. On the side we fried up some plantains to eat with catsup.
That book also has a recipe for Masamon curry, my favorite dish at the local Thai restaurant. I can't wait until we get a chance to try it out.
Morgan loves cooking, and he loves eating, so he had a great time. As did I.
Today, however, has been one of those days. I did end up staying up most of the night, but it wasn't to do anything fun as I had been tempted. No, I stayed up well into the early morning doing homework, of course. I woke up feeling utterly exhausted before even leaving my room.
In my eight o' clock class, I learned that the section of text that I had stayed up so late last night to read wasn't actually due until Wednesday.
After that, I went to my study advisor to embark on the awkward and embarrassing task of apologizing for not finishing my revisions.
After lunch, I managed to drool tooth-paste down the front of my dark green shirt, creating an unmistakable thin white line right down my chest, just in time for the important meeting I was about to attend.
I then went to this meeting only to be told that she wasn't in today anyway, so I missed the embarrassment of looking like a complete slob to her, but I did really need to get the information she has.
When I walked into my afternoon class, I suddenly remembered the short response paper that was due... right then. Oops.
And just now, as I was changing the light bulb in the lamp on my desk, the brand new bulb only stayed on for one minute (tops!) before it burnt out.
Sheesh. Perhaps I should have just stayed in bed today.
My eyes are burning. This no sleep thing has got to stop.
I have not been wise, recently, in my management of time in relation to class readings, papers, and homework. I really need to refocus and rethink how I am working right now. The last few weeks, it seems that all I have been is behind. That's not a particularly rewarding way to live.
I know that I will enjoy my recreation time a lot more if I get all of my homework done first and then have a nice big solid block of time in which I can relax. Instead, however, I tend to take my recreation in small doses in between short spurts of work. This is bad for both my recreation and the quality of my work. Neither is done completely or in a satisfying manner.
(Yes, I know; I've talked about this before. But it takes a while to become a master at time management. I have become better. I just still have a lot to learn.)
I'm trying to focus this week. I'm a little behind, so I'm going to try to catch up and stay ahead. We'll see how well this goes.