Thursday, February 5, 2009

Week Five, and I Am Humbled

The first couple of weeks, I was cocky. "This is easy!" I said, tempting fate and showing how little I've really learned in life.

The next two weeks picked up a little. Assignments followed labs which followed tutorials which followed quizzes, and I cocked an eyebrow in the general direction of my schoolwork and thought I may have to start applying myself a little.

It's now week five, and I beg forgiveness of the capricious School Gods who smote me mightily for my over-confidence those first weeks. It's not that it's beyond me, it's just that there's SO MUCH of it and it never stops coming and deadlines are blurring and I'm never sure what's due when and I am having to devote a huge chunk of non-school time to... well, school.

I'm still loving it. Don't get me wrong. It's just that it's not the cakewalk I mistook it for. (You can all stop laughing now. I know you all saw it coming.)

I'm still managing to knit on the sly... I've actually finished two pairs of socks this week, including the now falsely-named Socks That Never End (TM). (Pics to come) I swatched last night for a pair of Nereid fingerless gloves, a little somethin-somethin that I can take on the plane with me when I fly to Vancouver Island for reading week. (The week after next. Can I get an alhamdulillah??!)

Thanks to all the commenters on my last post. Two of you were new commenters, and it was so nice to hear from you! Sometimes I feel I'm talking to myself out here, so I loves the comments.

BTW... Ratbastard transit strike is nominally over but bus service won't begin until next week, full service within two months. Um. Rejoice?

Stay warm, friends. The end of winter is nigh.


Aline la Bergère said...

School work. Ouch. And I hope which ever bus you need to take is the first one back on the road. hugs!

LIz in IN said...

I've been out of school for decades, and still occasionally have that dream where the end of term and I haven't been to class all year. Yeah, that one. So, I'm very impressed with your go-back-to-school fortitude.

Full transit service back up in 2 months, eh? That'd be...April. IOW, verra nearly Spring, even in Ottawa. Coincidence? I think not! Big scaredy babies....

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I am on a 6.5 day course and I have an incredible amount of material to memorize for the test. Now all I have to do is convince the kids to give me study time this weekend. HAH!!!!