Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Good and the Bad

Well, I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news (in no particular order):
  • My first semester of graduate school was officially over as of Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 5:00 PM. This is when I turned in my final paper for my Early American Literature class.
  • I received an A- for my oral presentation (via Power Point) on the history of New Mexico (including a discussion about New Mexico in print) for my Early American Literature class.
  • I got a 100% on my final exam (a 3 page paper) for Native American Literature (which I turned in on Tuesday, May 10, 2011).
  • My final score for my Native American Literature class is 97.83%. That's a pretty solid A!!
  • I have until June 2012 to return my library books to the the University of Iowa's Main Library. I'm glad I don't have to rush to return them. It's a 45-minute drive one way to campus!
  • Livie and I are having a relaxing Sunday morning. She's watching PBS Kids (shows like Sesame Street, Arthur, etc.), and I've been leisurely reading a book for fun and not for a class (it's Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven).
  • I'm on my second cup of hazelnut coffee. And a big ol' glass of ice water. 
  • I slept well last night, and Livie let me sleep in 'til 7:48 AM this morning. 
  • I enjoyed a Guinness beer last night after Livie went to bed.
  • She and I ordered pizza for dinner, for the second night in a row. 
  • I was in bed by 10 PM. 


The bad news:
  • Out of the $298.48 worth of textbooks I bought for TWO (and ONLY TWO) classes this past semester, the bookstore bought back $0.00 worth.Yep. A big fat ZERO.
  • The paper I turned in on Thursday wasn't exactly my best work. Now I've got butterflies in my stomach as I wait for my grade. 
  • Because I got "so much" sleep last night, I woke up with a headache, and feeling hungover. (I'm usually up by 6:30 at the very latest, regardless of when I went to bed. Because - like my grandfather, Sir Rafa - I'm a naturally early riser.) I'm still a little groggy, even after two cups of coffee. 
  • We ordered pizza last night for dinner - for the second night in a row. That's good because it's tasty. But it's bad because . . . well . . . because it's two nights' worth of pizza. 

To end this with some good news - the good news outweighs the bad.

And the rest of the day? We have nothing planned, other than being able to hang out at home. Oh, and we may go to the store later to get some milk, coffee, and orange juice, because we're out of all three.


Halfway through my second cup of coffee.


Liv has taken over my room!


The Main Library, obviously! (I have a long while before I need to return my books! Woo hoo!) 


These are the books I'm taking back to the library within the next week.


These are the ones I'm going to keep a bit longer, so I can read them at my leisure.

1 comment:

Trisha said...

I love Sundays like that! But I also have the dreaded headache & constant sleepiness if I decide to sleep in. It so not fair!
It certainly sounds like the good out weighed the bad :D

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