I’m going to start this post of on a really random note: Where are all my socks? I have six single socks that don’t have a mate. Two of these were socks I got for Christmas. Two months ago. Where did they go already? How does this happen? It’s one of those big mysteries, I guess!
After finishing so much stuff yesterday, I’ve had a hard time getting started on school work today (and yes, posting this entry is only allowing me to procrastinate more). It’s kind of inevitable – after a really productive day I think “wow, I’m so ahead of the game now!” and think I can take a day off. But no! I need to stop with this bad habit so when I get home tonight, I’m going to have dinner and then get working on this geography paper until Lost comes on at 9pm.
I have my reading program tonight. It’s week 9 of 11, so it’s almost finished. I have mixed feelings about this. I absolutely love working with the kids and seeing their progress. But I’m also getting to the point where the amount of prep is starting to weigh me down and get in the way of my other school work. I feel bad saying that because I do truly enjoy running the program, but it takes me about 2 hours per week to get everything prepared. Then it’s another 2 hours per week for travel time and the hour the program runs. So, it’s a lot to do each week – although once I start data entry and analysis I’ll wish the program had never ended!
Tomorrow is going to be another busy day. I have class from 10am-11:20am – thankfully Thursday is presentation day so there is no homework to do beforehand. Then I’m running my very first participant through a study! I’m nervous and excited about this. I’ve never run a participant before so I’m kind of worried about messing up somehow or being disorganized (you wouldn’t believe the number of questionnaires there are to keep track of!) but at the same time, I’m looking forward to gaining the experience doing this.
I should be finished and home by 1:30 but I’ll have a busy night of homework to do. I want to get my geography paper written by Sunday, March 1st. Now that I’ve made a public commitment, maybe I’ll actually hold myself to this! It’s not due until March 13th, but my calendar for March is crazy so I’m needing to get some things done early (by a week or more in some cases) just to have time for everything.
Even though I haven’t been productive with school work today, I did work out on the elliptical trainer for 20 minutes and I did some ab exercises! Finally! I’ve been meaning to add them to my routine for months, but I usually hate them so I’ve been putting it off. Perhaps if I see some results I will learn to love them. I kept to a low number of reps so hopefully I won’t be sore tomorrow. It’s when my abs get sore that I’m less likely to continue with it, since it’s kind of uncomfortable!
Anyway, I have to head out soon and I won’t post later tonight unless I’ve finished a good chunk of homework.