Thursday, April 24, 2003

I'm having a very good day today.

First of all, I got enough sleep yesterday, for once. Of course, it took another long nap and a disjointed sleep schedule (that is, I slept from 7:30pm to 10:30pm and then 5am to 9am. I hope I get over this constant feeling of sleepiness before Summer. I'm going to start taking my iron pills (you know, like I was already supposed to be doing for the last oh, six years), just to stave off the possibility that I'm anemic again. I used to have to get weekly shots for it, and I have no desire to go down that road another time. I know, from reading this blog, that it seems I'm sort of obsessed with how much sleep I get. Sleep seems to affect me much more than the average person for reasons unknown. Probably, I'm thinking, because when I sleep, I have a tendency to not sleep well. Since I've been in college, I've had terrible nightmares all of the time. So even if it looks like I get a good eight hours of sleep, in reality I probably only get six and a half, because of all the time I spend trying to go back to sleep after having the holy living bejesus scared out of me. My prattling on about this is symptomatic, I know, of my obsession with sleep. Meh.

Second, I think I did well on my German exam. This is the most confident I've felt about a German exam since my first quarter of German, so hopefully it's a good sign. I know I mucked a few things up. Stupidly, I wrote "legt" instead of "legen," which is the singular of "lay" rather than the plural. I know I did that a couple of times. Nevertheless, on a lot of it, I feel I did quite well, which excites me a bit. Doing well always feels good. But I've been sort of down about my own laziness lately, so it'll be nice if, after having kicked my own ass until I finally studied, I managed to do well in a subject that's difficult for me. It's nice to see progress stemming from effort. I rarely see that. Generally, I'm either just naturally really quite good at something and never have to try, or I'm incredibly bad at something and no manner of trying will save me from my own incompetence. I think that Spanish will come to me much easier. For one thing, it's always easier to aquire another language after you've properly mastered something besides your natural tongue. And for another, German is just a lot harder than Spanish in general.

Third, my Anthropology class was mysteriously cancelled today. Hating Anthropology as I do, this is obviously a good thing, outside of the fact that it's always nice to have a class cancelled even if it's your favorite subject. Plus, she's letting us email her for our exam grades, which means I don't have to wait until Tuesday to figure out where I stand.

I've had a really busy week, and somehow I feel like I've risen to the occasion. I really applied my lazy self for once, and I think I got a lot done because of it. I don't pretend that the momentum will keep up. But it makes me happy to know that I can still work well when I have to. I'm thinking that this may be a 4.0 kind of quarter.