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I’m starting to feel the stress of midterms; two if which are due by Monday. I made my guys (Josh and Brian) a delicious supper of oven-roasted turkey, polenta squares, fresh collard greens, shells-n-cheddar, over-sized baked yams, green onions w/sliced grape tomatoes + lemon ginger tea for Josh and Honey Vanilla Chamomile for Brian- along with freshly made cinnamon rolls. I love my guys! I hear them laughing as they play Gary’s Mod. in the living room: I’m very happy. 🙂

I have a massive Excel assignment due in my Research Methods class (where we’ll be working with Analyses of Sample Demographics) which I was supposed to already have started on, another research topic proposal due in my Cross-Cultural Communications class, and worst of all, I’m supposed to take my midterm in Everyday Psychology- but get this: it’s 132 multiple choice questions + short essay and we only have 1 hour and 15 minutes- for a 132 question exam! That’s sheer insanity. I don’t think my professor has any idea what he’s asking. There’s just no way to accomplish a 132 question psychology exam in 75 minutes. It’s not even a realistic expectation. I’ve written him and asked him to change the allotted time to at least two hours. At this point, I still have a 100% (A) in the class, but after an exam like that, I could drop a whole letter grade. Short essay too? That’s insane!

Still, I’m in good spirits and am feeling content and relaxed. I’m still holding on to my strong A’s in 3 of my classes and am trying hard to recover my grade in Ethics. I’m fighting to keep my B; it’s a really difficult course. It’s my first semester at my new university and I’m really fighting hard to make the Dean’s List! I won’t know for a bit yet, but I’ve been on the Dean’s List at both my other schools (Ivy Tech and Vincennes University) and although this school is much harder, I’m putting my best foot forward and am working really hard this semester.

I miss the really deep, introspective writing that I’m used to; I just don’t have time to do that these days! My days are flying by and already, we’re getting ready to kiss this year goodbye. Time to fold the clothes and watch Intervention.

Flowers in Kentucky/Bluegrass state- Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35/2.8(film)/natural lighting/all manual


4 responses

  1. yvo

    wow. that photo took my breath away!! Super gorgeous!! That meal sounds delish. Photo please? That is a crazy amount of questions on a test in a short period of time, but I have no doubt you are Super B. If anyone can you can. Stay calm and go fer it. So glad you had rest time over the summer, even though you got restless and aching to jump back in the pan. Glad to hear you are doing great!!! xx

    October 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    • You know I can’t stay out of that dang pan for long! I’ll email you the pic- full res. (Check your email in 10.) Glad you like it. :0) I took it near Slade, Kentucky when Josh and I were on vacation. He was inside of a drug store and we had just had a nasty altercation. I ran off (in my socks) to this meadow after seeing these gorgeous flowers and by the time Josh came out, I had surprised him with an impromptu picnic on the grass, with some fresh tomatoes we’d bought at a roadside market. That’s where he found me when he came out of the store- sitting in these flowers with tomatoes, little packets of salt, and a fresh apology. :0)

      I sure hope you start feeling better soon. Love you lots! xo

      October 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  2. LoveandFlats

    I was reading this post about school & hoping you make the deans list but all I could really focus on is that you made cinnamon rolls. I have a food problem. I love your picture, that’s incredible.

    October 10, 2014 at 12:50 am

    • Haha….cute. (I have a food problem too- I have no control!) We eat really well around here, I have to say. Good to see you. :0)

      October 10, 2014 at 12:54 am


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