Going into the Forest

For Thanksgiving I will be spending my time with family- or going into the forest and getting away from life for a while. I shall be hiding in the security net of the philosophical forest, and I wish all of you a wonderful holiday. See you on Monday for the announcement of the giveaway winner!

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New Quilt & GIVEAWAY!

So, to take a break this weekend from writing papers, I finally finished the quilt I started back in August. Shh… don’t tell!

It started here::

Then I had to order fabric for the back, sashing, and trim… Which stopped things for a while…

But this weekend, all the fabric transformed into this!!

This is a twin size, and I don’t know if I will be parting ways with it.

I haven’t come up with a name yet, so if you have suggestions, put them in comments! 

I will have a gift for the person who lists the name I choose. Entries taken through Saturday at 10pm. Winner announced Sunday!!

 

Believing

So while I still can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, I am beginning to believe that it in the very least exists. More things are crossed off my list, and I am still working.

  • Draft on King Arthur (3-4 pages)
  • Capstone Paper (15-20 pages)
  • African Politics Paper (15-20 pages)
  • British History Paper (15-20 pages)
  • African Culture Movie & paper
  • Capstone Movie & paper
  • Middle East Movie & paper
  • Presentation of Seneca Falls Convention
  • Biography Reading (532 pages)
  • Lamotte Reading (272 pages)
  • Language Lab work
  • Language exam
  • British History Reading and Remarks
  • Early Republic Book Report
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    Getting Things Done

    So my list of work is slowly getting things crossed off. I love that moment when you can finally see things being accomplished so I thought I would share the happiness with all of you!

  • Draft on King Arthur (3-4 pages)
  • Capstone Paper (15-20 pages)
  • African Politics Paper (15-20 pages)
  • British History Paper (15-20 pages)
  • African Culture Movie & paper
  • Capstone Movie & paper
  • Middle East Movie & paper
  • Presentation of Seneca Falls Convention
  • Biography Reading (532 pages)
  • Lamotte Reading (272 pages)
  • Language Lab work
  • Language exam
  • British History Reading and Remarks
  • Early Republic Book Report
  • Capstone Extra Credit Movie
  • Cultural Event Paper
  • There were also a few things I needed to add to the list… it never seems to end! But at least I have been able to cross a few things off!

    Hoping you all had a productive day,

    The Southern Belle

    Still Here

    I am still here. Things around here seem to have spiraled out of control, and I am trying to get a hold of things again.  The list of things I am juggling at one time just continually seems to grow. About the time I think I have them all going, everything fine, all the sudden here comes something else. I wrote my sister an email earlier today (during a brief break at work) and I don’t think I can come up with a better comparison, so here is what I told her::

    I won’t even begin to list the things I am drowning in right now. Lets just say my grand idea to take 19 hours and work 20 a week is catching up with me… okay… let’s be honest, it has run me over like a mack truck.

    I must say, it is still appropriate. However, I am not going to excuse all of you wonderful people from the massive list of things to be done- here it goes…

    1. Draft on King Arthur (3-4 pages)
    2. Capstone Paper (15-20 pages)
    3. African Politics Paper (15-20 pages)
    4. British History Paper (15-20 pages)
    5. African Culture Movie & paper
    6. Capstone Movie & paper
    7. Middle East Movie & paper
    8. Presentation of Seneca Falls Convention
    9. Biography Reading (532 pages)
    10. Lamotte Reading (272 pages)
    11. Language Lab work
    12. Language exam

     And the goal is to have all of it done by Thanksgiving… I know, I am dreaming. Because I work as well- 20 hours a week. It will never get done, but it is nice to try. Right?

    I have lost my mind haven’t I?

    Please take this plethora of information and understand that I won’t be around much over the next week… it will be similar to the past few weeks… and I will spare you the list of things that got accomplished during that time.

    A small nugget of information for all of you music lovers out there- go buy the new ‘OneRepublic’ CD. You need it. Trust Me.

    Hoping your life is simpler than mine,

    The Southern Belle

    Internet Outage

    Coming to you live from the Internet Outage of 2009!!!

    Obviously I am trying to be okay with the fact that I haven’t had internet for 4 days (and counting). Right now I am bumming wireless, to tell you that I will hopefully be back on line by Friday. *Crosses fingers*

    The funny part about the whole thing is that it’s not the first time this has happened! In fact, last time we were out for 2 weeks! In addition to that- it is only our building. Why is it only our building? Every time? And when you call about it you just keep getting the run around. “We can’t say anything” “we can’t tell you a completion date” “I can’t tell you if someone has been out there”.  I am so sick of hearing excuses!

    Waiting to be reconnected,

    The Southern Belle

    Homecoming Festivities

    We celebrated our 100th Homecoming weekend recently and while I was busy for most of the weekend, I can say that it is still a wonderful time around here.

    There is the football game, the parade, Pigskin Review (huge musical numbers), the Mass Meeting to learn about the history, and…

    The Bonfire::

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    This is my favorite part of Homecoming. Tradition is that each year the incoming class tries to make their bonfire bigger than the last class. There are games, hot chocolate, cider, and live bands that all lead up to the lighting of the bonfire.

    Nothing beats the energy at the bonfire. It is so hot that you have tears in your eyes. And even though it brings about destruction, at the same time there is a measure of hope in it as well. There are many times in life when you simply have to burn it all to the ground and start over.

    So while it certainly represents the end, it also represents the beginning. New times, fresh, and hopeful, with renewed faith.