The Time Thieves

Sometimes things just get in the way of what you thought you`d be doing. I realised the other day that I hadn`t posted anything on my blog for over a month, which made me wonder where did all the time go, and last but not least, how I spent all that time. I figured that there were at least three time consuming things that had been taking up my time more than usual.

  1.  University. A new semester, which included 4 different courses: Victorian literature; Language Acquisition; Morphology and Syntax and Bachelor thesis in Literature. So far I`ve been doing just fine on all the reading, and I can assure you, there`s a lot of pages to be read. Taking an extra course can feel a bit heavy on the workload sometimes, but I managed to do it last semester with good results, so I`m just trying to focus on how close I am to finish my BA. Just 4 months to go! Though I have to admit that it`s difficult to get time to read one novel a week. Especially when it´s written in the 19th century. Brontë and Dickens are wonderful writers, but very time-consuming. Image
  2. Fibromyalgia. Four years ago I got this time consuming, energy draining chronic  illness. I guess it had been lying underneath the surface for a while, as several of the symptoms were well known from my childhood, but a case of Mononucleosis caused it to appear and make life very difficult for a long time. One of the things making this condition worse is weather change, and January and February so far has been a difficult time period so far. One day it`s really, really cold outside, the next it`s raining outside. Not only is it difficult to dress to this kind of weather, but it also makes my body ache and really drains all the energy out of me. So having to combine this with extensive studies with mandatory attendance has been difficult. And a bit depressing at times. But I decided not to let it get to me. Because it`s going to get better. I know it will. In the meantime;Image
  3. TV-Shows. I`ve just recently discovered some new TV shows that doesn’t air on Norwegian TV, so I`ve been watching several seasons online. My latest discovery is Switched at Birth. Loving the whole deaf-angle. I mean this in a very positive way, because I really love linguistics and would love to learn sign language one day! The other show is an American “classic”; Sopranos. My BF got the entire season collection for Christmas, and we`re currently on the last season. Mafioso!Image

What are your time-thieves?

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Past midnight

It’s way past midnight here and I’m all awake, the weather outside is frightful, I have half a bowl of popcorn (I always make too much), and there’s nothing to watch on tv, except old reruns of Desperate Housewives that I practically know by heart. Oh well, it’ll do for now, until I get sleepy.

Time Has Gone By

…and then it was November.. the end of it actually. It`s been nearly 4 months since I wrote anything in here, I just completely forgot about it, I suppose. After visiting my family in August, I got an apartment (Yey!), we moved in, I started school again, this year with an extra class so that I will be able to finish my BA by summer, so there hasn`t been much time for anything really.

Right now, I`ve collapsed on the couch, streaming a new tv-show called Beauty and the Beast, yupp, the one with Lana from that superman show, and just generally trying to calm my nerves. you see, I have an important exam tomorrow, and I`ve been reading so much that I feel like my head is so full of theories and hypothesis etc, that I simply can`t read any more.

So now I`m just getting paranoid, because I`m starting to doubt my ability to assess my own reading.  I`ve had this calm feeling concerning this exam, and by all means, I`ve been studying a lot. but as it is now the night before the big day, my nerves are getting a bit frenzy. my pulse is getting high, and oh, I`ve also been sick the last couple of days with the flu, so my fever is still present.

I think I should stop by blabbering now, and just snuggle down under the blanket, enjoy a cup of tea and continue watching TV.

So long!

– Blonde on Budget