Home early(ish)

I did manage to get a bit of study done in a quiet moment at work this morning, so I’m not feeling quite so panicked about my test on Friday (though I still need to get a lot more done before then), but I am still desperately in need of sleep. Luckily tonight’s meetup was pretty short, and I got awhina (who also wanted to get away early because she was feeling just as tired, it being parent teacher meeting week) to drop me off on her way home (rather than sitting in the bus station for another hour waiting for my bus), so I’m home relatively early. So once I’ve written this I think I’ll be straight off to bed for an early night.

The turnout tonight wasn’t great – just me, awhina, and lytteltonwitch. Apparently more turned up last month (when I missed the meetup due to being in some distant corner of the country). We keep talking about changing meetups to another night, to see if that suits more people, but so far we haven’t been able to decide which night to switch to. Anyway, we had a nice time tonight, and I presented awhina with Daddy’s Little Cowgirl (because she’s a maths teacher, and has been known to… um, how shall I put this delicately?… pursue men from time to time), and gave lytteltonwitch The Cat Who Came for Christmas 2. Didn’t pick up any books myself for a change – probably a good thing, considering the size of Mt. TBR.

Oh, a catch I forgot to mention: I released The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer at the university in 2003. While I was up in the North Island, I got an email to say it had been caught – in Peru! There’s been no journal entries in between me releasing it and it being caught, so who knows how it got there, or where it travelled in the intervening years. Bookcrossing is wonderfully exciting when it works like this!

I am soooooooo tired!

My brother arrived late-ish last night, having flown to Blenheim, picked up his car and then driven down to Christchurch. It was really nice to see him on his own for a change, so we could have a proper conversation without being interrupted by the kids (much as I love my nephews, and love spending time with them, they don’t leave a lot of opportunity for adult conversation). We spent a long time talking about his and Sister-in-law’s plans for the future (which might include moving back to Alexandra and buying Dad’s business when he retires), and just generally catching up. So it ended up being another late night…

I seriously need to get a few early nights, and I seriously need to get some study done, and I can’t see much of either happening this week. I’ve got a meetup tonight, I’ve got to work late tomorrow night, which only leaves Thursday night to both get an enormous amount of study done for my Spanish test on Friday, and to get enough sleep that I’ll actually be in a fit state to sit the test. Plus I’ve got a Spanish essay due on Monday (which we only got given the topic for yesterday – grrr!) which I’ll have to try and write over the weekend, but I’m going down to Timaru on Saturday. Someone remind me again why I thought it was a good idea to do another language paper (which always require so much more work than other papers) this year when I’ve already done enough to satisfy the language requirement of my major?

Currently reading: I’m not sure if I can keep my eyes open long enough to read.