Summer Just Got a Whole Lot Busier
Edited to add: I still have a copy of Fahrenheit Twins up for grabs! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you know, I just finally finished my undergrad and was looking forward to having a leisurely summer before starting the MA in September. I was on the waiting list for a course that is completely up my alley, but was not too disappointed about not getting in.
So, guess what. I had coffee last week with a friend who’s already in the program who happened to mention she had just dropped the course. Against my better judgement I made enquiries and as “luck” would have it, I’m in. This is really good news. It will be a big help to get a jump on the program and it will just mean next summer will be lighter (and might allow us to begin project #2 a little sooner). Plus it looks like a fabulous course—it’s a study of short stories centred around Alice Munro’s Runaway as well as stories by Poe, de Maupassant, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Joyce, Lawrence, Hemingway, Mansfield, O’Connor, Borges, Olsen, Carver, Atwood and a few others. It should be a pleasure.
But I just need to get used to the idea of a 25-page research paper due in August when I was planning to be drinking beer by the lake. Sigh.
McHotty returned home yesterday after 5 days on a major exercise (he’s on a heavy urban search and rescue team). Was I ever glad to see him. How the fack do people parent solo? It’s exhausting.
I made him a nice dinner of rainbow trout and lots of veggies (the poor man had to eat army rations all week). I had leftover Indian two nights, and pizza two nights.
Cakes punished him a little but they’re best buds again. I think they’re going to head to the park later so I can deal with this messy house.
Happy happy 30th to my wonderful, beautiful sisters. I got lucky the day in-laws were handed out!
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