Doing All The Things
Holy crap! I don’t know where time has gone, but gone it has. I have finally managed to clear the big stumbling block off my to-do list, and am now deep in the “OMG I am overcommitted and have no time!” phase of the sabbatical. I’ve re-discovered my total inability to impose structure on my life, which is depressing. On the other hand, I have been reasonably successful at getting back into a running program (although I am now having some foot pain…), have lost 4+ kilos (which means I only have about 12 to go…), and have managed to get sleep on a regular basis. I have spent time with friends. I have gone sight-seeing in East Anglia, and saw things I had not seen before. They reminded me how much I really wanted to be an Anglo-Normanist.
And yet… I have papers to write! Lots of them. I have to have one paper done for Kalamazoo in two weeks, and (more importantly, because the stakes are bigger and it’s a bigger project) I am giving a paper to All the Scary Scholars in a month. During which time, I will have gone home and to the Zoo.
As part of all of this, I am going to re-commit to writing here more. I forget that it helps me to get my thoughts in order, and right now, I need order to my thoughts.
Commence panicking … NOW.