Monday, May 16, 2011


Another busy weekend driving children here there and everywhere - sports, parties, work, classes.  Not much time spent reading unfortunately.  I have to finish Middlemarch by Thursday in preparation for a final exam in two weeks.  I'm not totally sure how to make the time to do this.  I seem to just manage snippets of time in which I read five pages. Reading at night in bed is impossible - I read two pages and I'm asleep!!  I'll have to lock myself away tonight, the coffee pot beside me, and just finish it.

In the meantime, I've been helping TD No. 1 research universities for next year!  Not an easy task considering she's once again changed her mind about what she wants to do and where she wants to go.  The guidance officer at school doesn't help by telling her that because she's quiet (?) she might be better off applying to a smaller university!!!  Unfortunately, she didn't think to tell her that the smaller university - which happens to be the one I go to - would require TD No. 1 to take two buses.  Me thinks TD No. 1 thinks that good old Mum will be around to drive her to and fro!  Me also thinks the guidance officer should be providing a little more guidance and telling students to apply to the uni that offers the best course requirements, not the best social environment!

To sign off, I would like to say a big congratulations to all my fellow mature-age bloggers who have recently graduated - and there seems to be a lot of you.  You all continue to inspire me to make my dreams happen.  Thankyou and good luck!


  1. Do students move away for Uni in Australia, as they do here? Eleanor mentioned uni the other day, we have to start looking early next year, time goes too quickly imo!

  2. OMG! I am not kidding when I tell you that I actually moved my coffee pot, the sweetener and creamer from the kitchen to my bedroom last semester! My kids thought I was the epitome of laziness! I just thought I was brilliant and wondered why I didn't think of it sooner!

    My daughter and I will be vising a boat-load of universities this summer. UGH! Hang in there! How much time do you have left for this semester??? The end has got to be near!

  3. I can sympathize! It sounds like you have a lot on your proverbial plate right now. I hope it all works out well.

  4. Your blog looks fab! Keep posting and read mine too!


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