I haven’t been posting, because there hasn’t been much to say. The first week of the new semester is past; I had my last new class yesterday at 10:30. Now I can catch my breath and take my bearings.
Over the summer semester I work two 11-hour days, and a couple of hours on Saturday. That’s it. So, I’m trying/hoping/praying to dig up some more tutoring students. But it’s summer, so the student population is sparse. Sigh.
So, let’s see how I fared with my goals:
Junk food – I’ve done better on the chocolate, despite the teasing of my roommate. Another thing I’ve done is purchase a new lunch box. It’s a vertical bento box system from a company called Zojirushi. Here’s a link in case anyone’s interested in making it easier to take a healthy lunch.
And speaking of healthy, my British roommate/partner introduced me to Marmite. Oh my goodness. It’s amazing. It actually tastes somewhat like meat, but it’s really good for boosting your B vitamins. So he says. I know that it’s really good with buttered toast, a small bit of Marmite, and a slice of cheese. Nummy.
Planning – I discovered over the past couple of days that it’s so much easier to find out what my characters are doing if I interview them. I’ve been having a lot of fun with that. And, I learned that my romantic lead left a family history of being part of a traveling circus to go to Brown University and double-major in Accounting and Economics. Who knew?
Studying – Trigonometry is sliding into my brain, which is going to be essential to pass my FTCE exam in August. I haven’t scheduled it yet, but that’s my plan. I get a three-week break between semesters at that point, so I’ll have a real opportunity to focus.