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My First Week of the Fall Semseter

I don't remember if I mentioned it or not, but I had to drop my creative writing class this semester and register for something that better fit my schedule.  I ended up in a British Literature to 1800: Medieval Women and Literature course.  While there's a teeny, tiny part of me that is excited to learn more about this particular era, there's a much larger part of me that is freaking out over the amount of reading I'm going have to do over the next fourteen weeks. To start with I had to purchase nine books.   As you can see, there's some variety here.  We have fiction, non-fiction, theory, and history. Our first week has started out with The Trotula: An English Translation of the Medieval Compendium of Women's Medicine , a chapter from The Judith Butler Reader , and a scholarly article in PDF form.  Since I was not technically enrolled until Tuesday, I had very little time to get this reading done before our first class session,

So close.

DSC_6119 Originally uploaded by Krheiser He made the catch. He was tackled. The ball went flying. His knee was injured. He was done for the night. Luckily, the knee seems better this morning.

I See Scholastic Achievements Straight Ahead

It's almost that lovely time of year when it might not be uncommon to see our little white Malibu chasing down the road after the bus the kids just missed.  Yes, that's right!  School is almost back in session. Let the frustration and anxiety begin! Oh, wait.  I'm supposed to be going for upbeat and positive in this post.  Let me try again.. It's almost that time of year when the kids will jump out of bed eager to eat a nutritious breakfast and slip on their spiffy new clothes.  Mom and Dad won't even have to ask them to brush their hair and teeth.  Mom and Dad will also not have to ask them if their homework actually made into the backpack because, of course, it did!  The bus will arrive right on time and the children will wave happily out of the windows as they're whisked away to their favorite place on earth. What?  A little to "Leave it Beaver"? Yeah, I think so, too. That being said, the kids really do begin school on Tuesday.  I think