Thursday, August 31, 2006

Life is what happens when you're making other plans

I really did have grand plans to study hard last night.

Really.

But first I decided I needed to bake some cookies for Hebrew class. We're all so very exhausted right now, I figured it would be a pick-me-up. I made ma'amoul, a date-filled shortbread that you can get all over the Middle East. Of course, I was doing it for me as well, since I felt the need to do something tactile and finite. Funny how cookies came to mind instead of cleaning the house.

So that took an hour.

Then the phone rang, and it was a friend who needed to talk. Fine. I love to talk with her - she's got the same very quirky sense of humor that I have.

So that took an hour.

Then it was getting on towards dinner time, so I started dinner for PH and me. Chicken with pesto, some orzo, a nice salad with tomatoes from the farmers' market. We had dinner.

So that took an hour.

Then I sat down on the couch to finally start studying, and the phone rang. It was an out-of-town friend who had some fun news and who wanted to find out how I was liking seminary.

So that took an hour. Well, more like 40 minutes.

Then I settled into the couch again to finally FINALLY start studying and StrongOpinions called up from college to bemoan the amount of reading assignments and papers that have already been assigned to her.

That only took a half an hour.

I went to bed.

The good news is that we didn't have a quiz this morning, and I have another night to study the new vocab words before the final exam tomorrow.

So what am I doing? Posting to my blog.

I guess I win the Procrastinator's Award for this week. I hope I get a couple of points extra credit for the cookies.

1 comment:

Songbird said...

Speaking as a person who couldn't even manage to bring the contributions she promised for scheduled seminary class parties, I'm sure your cookies will be appreciated!