Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wherein I ramble...

It's so quiet here this morning.

Matt's still sleeping, but the TV is on -- he fell asleep watching it last night.  I try not to complain for several reasons: 1) I like it when I can sleep undisturbed, 2) the bed hurts his back, and 3) he sleeps so rarely that I could care less about where he's doing it, and more that he is.  So I slept well, he's sleeping well, and I get a little while in the morning to blog and procrastinate on NaNoWriMo.  I promised him I would game with him today, though I should be working on my novel and doing homework.  I feel like life is so busy lately with my trying to graduate and do NaNoWriMo that we get so little time together.

I almost said no when he asked me, I was a bit angry, to be truthful.  Before NaNoWriMo started, I told him that I would likely not have the spare time to game during the month.  He said it was okay.  Then, knowing I'm behind on my book, and on my studying, he asked me to give him a whole day!  I have a test on Thursday that I need to start studying for and a 25 page paper to write that I haven't had time to even start, so the idea that knowing this he would still ask me for a whole day, it ticked me off just a little bit.   I thought about it and it occurred to me that I really should pay more attention to my husband than I have been lately, and he's been so understanding about the fact that I have so much going on.  Gaming is so time consuming, which is my only objection to it right now.  Normally, I'm all for it because it's a pastime that we both enjoy.  So, I'm doing it today and I'm going to try to ease up and forget that I should be doing other things, because Matt's a good husband and deserves that.  Then, I'm going to tell him to take a number for the rest of the semester, which goes through mid-December.

Then, amid all the business of the month, I woke up yesterday thinking about my thesis.  Now that I've actually gotten into grad school, I need to start thinking about what I want to do, which is clearly something my mind realizes on multiple levels.  The master's program is only two years --4 semesters-- and in that time I have to stuff classwork, assistantship, comps and thesis.  Two years doesn't seem like nearly enough time.  Add to that the fact that I'm starting in the spring, rather than the fall, and the traditional schedule is out the window.

Anyway, my initial inclination (way back when I was first considering grad school) was that I would do my thesis over the American Gothics.  I love them, so that's not a far stretch.  Then I found out, not but a few days ago, that I could do comparative lit based thesis and use the Greeks.  The second I heard that, the American Gothics went out the window... mostly.   I don't want to say what it is I'll be doing until it's firmly decided upon, but I'm happy with what I have so far.  I need to talk it over with one of my professors, who happens to specialize in comparative lit, and see what she thinks about the viability of my plan, then I'll talk about it.  I'm also a little worried that some random, wandering, English-major-without-a-clue might happen upon this and borrow my idea.  Paranoid? Me?  Nah!

Anyway, I need to run so I have time to work on my novel before Matt decides to wake up.  I hope you're having a good weekend!