Friday Fill-Ins

  1. I would like to say that my back feels great. However, I woke up with a crick in my neck yesterday, and cannot get it to go away. I’ve tried Advil, IcyHot, stretching, and a heating pad, all to no avail. The only options left are time and a massage.
  2. The solution is often simple.
  3. I love listening to the rain as I fall asleep.
  4. How about spending the next few weeks watching the World Cup? Yes, thank you, that’s a lovely idea.
  5. Reading books for pleasure is something I highly recommend!
  6. Imagine what you would do if you had a week off work (with pay, but you can’t leave town).
  7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to taking my sewing machine in for its check-up (gasp, but it needs to be done), tomorrow my plans include something that will probably be thwarted by rain and Sunday, I want to write a paper (OK, I know that’s not exciting, but it would be over a week early*, and sometimes it’s easier to procrastinate than do what you know you should do)!

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*That’s early, even for me! But, I’m trying something new with my writing. I’m going to write the paper, and then let it sit for a week without looking at it. Then I’ll go back and edit or rewrite as needed. It worked really well for my strategy log last semester, and I think the paper I turned in this week would have benefited from this treatment. I’m going to give it a try. I almost never edit my papers. Wait, no, I never edit my papers. After the fact, that is. I edit as I go, but when I get to the end, I’m done. It’s worked for me (remember my 3.96 GPA and multiple requests from teachers for copies of my work?), but I think it’s time to try something new. [Editor’s note: how will I know if this new strategy is effective? I already get As on my papers. Maybe I will feel better about them, instead of thinking, “this paper is terrible, and I know it will get an A anyway.” It would be nice to turn in something thinking, “this is a darn good paper, and I don’t care what grade I get because I know that it’s good.” OK, I probably wouldn’t say that last part, but you get the idea.]