Where oh wheeeere has this week gone?! Can it really be Friday already?! Seriously! I think I need to hit the pause button… or rather, the rewind button.
Each Monday I always sit down and make a list of the things I need to accomplish by the week’s end, and this week I have been majorly slackin’!
(Well, kind of.)
Let’s take a look.
Yesterday I had every intention to review all of the presentations, textbook readings and homework problems for my biostats course, but…somehow the ruler of the universe planted the idea in my head that I needed to CLEAN! And ooooh boy did I clean! (Actually, I think I can blame my urge on Kath’s “Home Neat Home” series…)
Needless to say, I marched into the guestroom (with the Happster pouncin’ at my heels) and took everything out of the closet as well as my own closet and storage bins and attempted to organize and sort through it all. It was a great success and I feel so much better knowing that I’m one step closer to having a home that is not filled with materialistic fluff. (Please note that I only said *one* step closer…)
Unfortunately, not everything that I’m keeping has made it’s way back into said areas in a neat and orderly fashion [and trust me, there ain’t no way I’m puttin’ that stuff back without making sure it’s 1) needed and 2) organized]. My attention span got the best of me (read: very short, almost non-existent) and after about 2 hours of cleaning/organizing I decided to take Happy out on a run. Seven miles later I returned with a pup still full of energy (seriously, what is this dog made of?! sugar?) and to some neatly organized piles (some are going to Goodwill and others are waiting to find their designated spot in the closet). At least all the stuff I wanted to trash is now outta the apartment! If you can’t already tell, organizing always makes me feel good
Anywho, today I will be successful at focusing on my biostats! I received my second test via email yesterday (this baby is worth 20% of my entire course grade!) so I really need to sit down with the material and make sure I have the concepts down. Caitlin (from Healthy Tipping Point) invited me to join her at Starbucks later this afternoon, it’ll be my first blogger-meet up! I think the change in scenery will help me focus (HA who am I kidding, I’ll probably chat the whole time, buuuut…at least it will prevent me from spending more time cleaning). First, though, I’ll be heading to the local public librizzle to pick up Food Inc.! I got an email the other day letting me know that it is finally my turn to borrow it from the library. I requested to borrow this documentary back in August… I’d say it’s about time!
Anywho, I’m glad I at least got some things accomplished yesterday that I’ve been wanting to do since the beginning of the New Year… they just weren’t exactly things that needed to be done this week. A little spontaneity never hurts, though…especially if it leads to home improvement
Do any of y’all utilize your public libraries?! Ryan and I use ours all the time. I love to get novels and cookbooks, and Ryan likes to borrow audiobooks so he can listen to stories on his drive to and from work. He’s probably “read” over 8 books this way! I’ve also done the whole e-book thing and downloaded all 4 books from the Twilight series and listened to them on my ipod while running. I highly recommend “reading” books this way!
*Bonus Question*!!! Does anyone else feel productive by just having your work/schoolwork laid out on the table in front of you? I like to think that having the books *open* out in front of me counts for something. Isn’t having it out half the battle? Now I just gotta make my eyes (and head) focus…