Feathers, schmeathers

No offense to the brilliant Emily Dickinson, but to me hope looks like this instead.

These are in the front garden and I can't wait to see what they'll be when they finish growing up. I figure I could use a little bit of hope, because even when life is good there are always the little things that can wear at you if you let them.

For instance:

1. It has been bitterly, bitterly cold here for the past few weeks. Like freeze-the-marrow-in-your-bones cold. So seeing these little shoots reminds me that it won't always be this cold, and I won't always be worried that my frozen bones will just break into a million pieces the next time I fall down the stairs..

2. The second semester officially begins tomorrow, so my lazy mornings are officially over. Only it's okay, because I think the classes will be fun if they don't kill me. I'm especially excited for The Child and the Book (yay for juveline lit!), Legal and Professional Issues, (because I just love Defending My Rights and Sticking It to The Man!) and Online Information Retrieval (making me the Internet's Daddy).

3. My department has now put the fear into my heart regarding my dissertation, which I won't even be able to get started on until May. But I have to pick a topic now. This will be difficult, because I want to do something that is a) easy, b) fascinating, and c) cheap (kind of like me! Um, wait . . . ). Also I want to score at least a 70 on it (distinction) and get it published and win world-wide acclaim when I'm done. You know, little things like that.

And now it's almost midnight, which means that my plan of getting to bed on time this semester is already shot. Oh well . . .


Savvymom said... [reply]

Ok so you have to tell me what you're learning in your juv lit and your legal classes. I wish I could go to them with you. LUCKY!!

DanaLee said... [reply]

Don't forget our deal with the Juv lit class. Remember--NERD ALERT! Enjoy and good luck this semester.

daltongirl said... [reply]

I think those are going to be crocus. Croci. Crocuses. Pretty Spring flowers.

The Craner Family said... [reply]

Your classes sound great! It makes me miss school... You will have to recommend some juv lit books to us! Oh...by the way...that chocolate you gave me was SOOO yummy!!! (Although I only got a littl taste before my husband and sister finished it...)

CBH said... [reply]

Your little Weather Fairy says that it was 45F in England right now.

If that's what you're complaining about, you can just kiss mine right here.(now picture my pointing to my right butt cheek)

If you want sympathy for cold: bitterly bitterly cold, you need to supply figures. I dont even care what the units are. But until I see some sort of data, you aren't getting anything from me.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Shut up, cbh. It started warming up yesterday, but for about the last coupla weeks it was around 30, and that was a DAMP 30, which is completely, completely different.

Savvymom said... [reply]

Humidity throws everything off. So CBH, I agree with steph. But I would rather be where she is freezing to death than where YOU are freezing to death!

CoolMom said... [reply]

How about a nice balmy -24? Whiners, the lot of you!

But since I'm only really happy at something above 70 degrees, I can be sympathetic.

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