Take it from me - deciding to study two subjects in the middle of Christmas is the stupidest thing you could ever decide to do. Not only am I furiously trying to finish an essay which is due on the 30th, I also have to read about a dozen sociology articles and maintain two online posts regarding those atricles, each week - as well as do all the Christmas shopping, wrapping, ferrying kids from one place to another (yes - I'm still the only driver), and pack for a week away.
What sort of a course co-ordinator would decide NOT to have a break over Christmas? Oh, I'm sure THEY all get a break, don't worry about the rest of us. Granted, they have given us this week to finish the essay but I'm not like ordinary students - my brain's a lot older and probably greyer and I need more than a week to finish an essay. Hence, my only option is to also pack my laptop and study paraphenalia (don't know if that's how it's spelt and I don't care) and work on it by the beach. Actually, that doesn't sound so bad - I might even throw in a couple of drinks for good measure. But as Nicki so wisely says, each day is a step closer to my degree. For now, I have to try and get to the shops before the masses and finish my last little bit of shopping.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and will be thinking of you all drinking your egg nog by the fire, while I'm sitting on the beach having a cold one. Sounds ridiculous doesn't it?!!! XXX