Thursday, August 02, 2007

No time!

I've had this song stuck in my head all week because, you guessed it, I have no time! (I love the part late in the song when they keep repeating "No time! No time!" with urgency in their voices.)

The odd thing is that I have much more time than I will in the fall, when I start TAing and my graduate assistantship. But I had meetings regarding both of those things--and my Harvard Extension School thesis--this week, so all sorts of thoughts, ideas, and worries about them are floating around in my head. Thank god for this sleep/meditation CD or I would've spent a third night as an insomniac last night.

So, what do I do when I feel stressed? Make a list, of course! Here goes:

Things not to worry about right now:
1. TAship (expiration date 8/15, when I should email professor some thoughts on which classes I want to lead)
2. Grad assistantship (expiration date 9/1, when I should email supervisors and touch base)

Things to do this weekend
1. Add baking scenes into my main story for my upcoming MFA submission
2. Revise the short short story that I will be submitting too
3. Expand the outline to my MFA essay
4. Brain dump about the stories I am adding to my final MLA thesis essay

Things that will get done sometime, and it's fine that they're not done right now (really, it is):

1. Fix up my garden (front)
2. Add elevated beds for my back veggie garden
3. Paint the floor/ceiling of my back porch
4. Put together a wedding album (yes, I've been married for 3 years and I haven't done this yet...)
5. Get down the many essays that are floating around in my head, especially one on dealing with a loved one's sickness and an essay on covering neighborhood meetings now, in my own neighborhood vs when I was younger and a reporter for a town newspaper in a ritzy area that I could never dream to live in (and with snobby people worried about the stupidest things...)

On that note....
I have two articles that will be in this week's Sunday Globe. I'll post links on Sunday. Best Blogger Tips


TI said...

The cd looks great. I'm going to have to get me one of those (not that I have difficulty sleeping). As usual, your list has the effect of scaring me! But I know it's better to put it on paper than leave it in the head. Maybe I'll make a list tomorrow. Good luck with your shortterm plans for the weekend. You've got some great essay ideas.

Bug said...

I actually have an extra copy of the CD (I got them both for free when I wrote about a yoga conference for the Globe). I'd be happy to mail it to you! I'll put it on my next to do list. ;)

bostonerin said...

Don't forget to post those Globe links! Congrats on all of your writerly goodness!

TI said...

I'd love that! thanks, Bug.

Tori said...

Hang in there!
You are such a list maker like me :)

How are your gardens doing?

January said...

Wow! Congrats on your Globe articles. Yes, don't forget to post links.

Gosh, your energy always inspires me.