Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easy Essays?

It would seem that when you focus on something, that's when LIFE says, "Yeah, right!"

Wednesday night, I got started with my first final essay out of the 4 mini ones I had to do for my last two Public Admin classes. I actually finished one, but getting started on the others seem to be more complicated. I got maybe halfway with the second one... Did I mention I needed to do 4? By Saturday night? For points of 25, 25, 50 and 100? Yeah, I can feel my boots sh- shake a b-b-bit, j-just a bit... ;-)

In the morning, my brain stopped and asked for chocolate, lots of it! But then, my brain decided to take a rest and watch Food Network. Then Disney! After school, I had to watch a little girl. She's fun and got along great with my kids. Then nature seemed to call me. No, not the water closet kind of call! Nature! You know, trees, birds, flowers?

We walked around, picked up the mail, looked for beavers at their dam at one end of the creek. I found this bird that flew, walked and hopped! I think it was a Northern Mockingbird because it looked like this!


From Pbase.com

We even found some white bearded iris just growing wildly at the side of the wooded area near our apartment complex. Maybe some frustrated gardener thought that her rhizomes were bad and threw it out. You know, as they mentioned in Jurassic Park, "Life will find a way..." Those rhizomes found just the right combination of moisture and nutrients in that spot and boom! Up they grew! The blooms are simply beautiful... I took a picture with my phone, but it didn't turn out quite as clear as I wanted it to so here's a comparable photo I borrowed online.

From Sunset.com

We also realized that we've never been to and that it's time we used some of our hard earned dollars to help out Papa Murphy's so we had their Chicago Style Pizza and Cinnamon Wheel. It was so good that I got an extra big hug from Charlie. Love that! Maybe take out again tonight? ;-) Lovely combo... (Ok, getting hungry again) If you've been there, you know what I'm talking about. If not, maybe it's time...

Ok, back to the scent of highlighters as it glides onto the paper illuminating the information I need for my essays...

6 comments:

MnM said...

I hate writing papers!! Sounds like you had a wonderful break from the monotony. Just what we need sometimes, then back to the grindstone. Just keep pacing yourself and you'll make it through! :)

Chandy said...

Thanks, Melissa! I hope so...

Crystal said...

Hi Chandy,
Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, I remember those days, plus children, husband and housework. You can do it! Your blog was very uplifting. Pray you get all of your work done.

Crytal
thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

Chandy said...

Crystal, I'm so glad you found me here on my family blog!

Sister Robbins said...

Hey Caroline,
I loved your blog entry and a time out for 'dirt therapy' is always helpful. I'm trying to coordinate some for myself too. We just finished a week of transfers and then a week of zone conferences, with a special visitor from Salt Lake. So I really need to get out and shape up the mission home yard.
Is your major in public administration? My husband has his masters degree in that.
Have a Lovely Day~
Alicia
ps. Can I just say I love to look at your family picture. You are such a sweet and happy bunch!

Chandy said...

Hello Sis. Robbins! I had to respond in your blog right away when I got this. I missed your sweet and fun comments.