Wednesday, April 25, 2007
It's been a few days since my last post. Let's see, what's happened? I was in Jersey this weekend with Rick for a car show. It was fun, and the weather was absolutely fantastic! He and his 91 Vanagon won the Vanagon category, which was great. And there were some really awesome VW buses there, especially some pre-1968 split windows that were fantastic. So the weekend was really good. I got some sun, which was nice. Now it's back to work...School is almost done, with only a few weeks left to go. This is both good and bad. Good because I need a break from school. Even though I'll be doing CPE this summer, at least I won't be trying to write a bajllion papers in very little time. It's bad b ecause my papers are due in a few weeks. Ahh! I'm trying not to look at the big picture...just the details. But I have all of my paper topics (almost) finalized and will hopefully be able to start writing the shortest of the three this weekend, and maybe even finish it. I'm only taking that class pass-fail, so it's not imperative that it be a stellar paper. That's about all. Rick and I got my new beater bike up and running last weekend (during the Nor'easter). I rode it today and it's great! He said it must have been a really great bike 20 years ago, and it's still good stuff. He gave me the fenders off of his bike so now I won't get soaked when I have to ride to class in the rain. Woohoo! At least, my butt won't get soaked. The rest of me likely will. The weather has gotten so much better! I took the plastic off of my windows, and now the room feels much less stuffy. It's a little cooler today and cloudier than it has been, but it's better than the 40 degrees and rainy of the last few weeks. The trees are finally starting to blossom (as are my allergies) so that's great. Rick and I are going to forgo our run tonight and bike part of the minuteman instead. It's a 20 mile paved bike path that starts in Cambridge. I doubt we'll do the whole thing (atlhough we may very well...should only take an hour and a half or so...maybe 2), but it's fun and nice. And it's not the hilliest thing inthe world. I did it last year with Dan and Tim, and this year I t hink I'm in a bit better shape so we'll see how it goes. Anyway, I should get back to translating Xenophon. How much more fun could things get? Ha. Oh and randomthought: my nephew is huge and looks almost nothing like the kid I saw 5 months ago. Hard to believe he'll be 1 in less than a month...seems like he was just born!
Posted by Hilary at 1:26 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sorry it's been so long since I updated this last. Let's see, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, Rick and I went to Newport over spring break for a few days. It was really really nice. The weather was pretty good (sunny, which is more than can be said for now) and we had a good time relaxing and getting away. We took the bikes with us and just rode into town from our hotel. And on Palm Sunday we went to the tiniest Episcopal Church we'd ever been to. The people were super nice (almost clingy), which I partially attribute to their community and partially to the fact that Rick and I are a young couple and small churches especially get really excited about that. Anyway. School is definitely dragging me down right now. I have so much to do, which is the main reason I haven't updated this in a while. I have four papers due in four weeks. Luckily one is almost done (only another 3 page section to go and then revisions) and I've started researching another. I'm hoping to have two done by next week and then I'll have 3 weeks to do the other two. And Greek on top of all of that. Classes have just started to feel like they're getting in the way of doing the research I need to do, and I'm frustrated because all of this school work is keeping me from spending time with my friends, most of whom will be graduating with me in June. So that's a bummer. It's just very very very stressful right now, and I can feel it wearing on my system. and the weather is horrendous. Nor'easter and now just rainy and cold. It's oppressive. It's almost the end of April and spring still hasn't arrived! The bright side is that in a month I'll get to go home to visit the fam and school will be done for the semester. Blaine turns 1 in May, which is so unbelievable. It will be good to be home for a while...I'm hoping to be there for a week. I haven't seen anyone but my brother since December. They're all coming up for graduation which should be great. I'm excited about showing them Boston, etc. Other than that...I think I'm going to go to bed now. i spent about 3 or 4 hours today translating the rest of the first chapter in Xenophon's Symposium for tomorrow, and started some reading but I keep reading the same paragraph over and over again. So that means it's bedtime. Oh and stay tuned for great news about my brother...I don't know if it's officially public yet, so I can't announce it, but once it is I'll let you know! Hope things are calmer your way, wherever you may be.
Posted by Hilary at 11:37 PM