Friday, September 3, 2010

Making It through the Obstacle Course

See the shining light wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy at the end of the tunnel?
That is vacation.
Two weeks of being on the road, exploring the state, camping out, sleeping outside, hanging with my hubby and kids--in other words, heaven. We weren't sure we would be able to afford it this year but we are making some sacrifices here and there and staying within the state and it's gonna work out! Wahoo.
But that shining light is just a pinprick right now. It's a tease. It's taunting me. Because in between it and me are:
80 essay prompts
an 8000 word book on Afghanistan
52 multiple choice items
5 passages

And until I am able to get THOSE all done, I can't go on that vacation. And you know what? It's hard to keep on task. It's hard to concentrate. It's hard to sit here and work when I want to make packing lists and pick out books and select clothes to take. It is Friday afternoon of a long holiday weekend and I won't spend it at a picnic or BBQ. I won't be out on the deck reading. I will be doing all of those assigments above.

And when Tuesday dawns early, I hope I will have them all done. If I don't, I make the family wait while I finish (no pressure, Tami). Sigh. So wish me fast fingers and a faster brain. Wish me strong eyes, a silent hip and copious amounts of coffee. Because I can guarantee that the minute I get in the van and we hit the highway, work is going to be the LAST thing on my mind--what I have left that is after writing 80 essay prompts, an 8000 word book, 52 items and 5 passages.


Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Hope your fingers are furiously fast and you are getting your stuff done!

Markell said...

Aha! Now I see why you have insomnia: 'copious amounts of coffee'!

Maybe you can outline the book in your head while you pack. Good luck!