Overbooked!

So, now that I'm officially on Christmas break, there's a ton of stuff I had planned to do.  Oh, before I go on, I made all B's this last semester, came through with a solid 3.0 GPA and am happy to be moving on.  Anyway, I was thinking last night that if I got around to doing everything I said, "I can't wait for Christmas break to get that done," I wouldn't have much of a break.  Breaks are about relaxing, after all.  So, it's looking like I'm going to have to pare down my list of want-to-do's.  I have one month break.  School's back in on January 19th, so it's a bit more than a month, more like five weeks.  Still, I'd like to have time to just veg.

Here's what I wanted to do over Christmas break:


  1. Work on Remembering Tomorrow & Love's Daughter (novel projects)

  2. Finish Blood Noir & Read Skin Trade (Laurell K. Hamilton)

  3. Read Achilles in Vietnam (Jonathan Shay)

  4. Read Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife & Darcy & Elizabeth (Linda Berdoll)

  5. Start on the Graduate Reading List!

  6. Game with Matt

  7. Start & Finish this

  8. Rest & sleep in

  9. Play some  WoW

  10. Clean my house



The chances that I'll get all that done are pretty terrible.  First of all, gaming is a HUGE time drain.  We sit down to game and before we know it, an entire day has gone by with nothing to show for it but the game.  It's fun, but it's time consuming.  Matt's really into it, so I want to give him as much time as I can, but I don't want to spend my whole break (or even half of it) gaming.  There're other things I want to do.  I'm thinking I might just do half the stuff on the list, instead.

I even know which half!  I'll definitely work on my novel, but not both of them, only the Remembering Tomorrow project.  I'll read the two LKH books because there're two new ones coming out in February & May of 2010, Flirt and Bullet.  I'd really like to catch up with my favorite vampires, werecritters, and their necromancer/vampire slayer/federal Marshall ring leader, Anita.  That way, I'll be able to get and read the two new books when they're available.  The rest of the reading will have to wait unless I get the two Anita books done in a hurry.  There're actually a heck of a lot more books I wanted to stuff into the break, but those are the ones I wanted to read most.

I'll probably get the house cleaned, it's not really terribly messy right now, so it shouldn't a problem.  Keeping it clean will be the issue because, well, I'm lazy right now and don't want to pick it up.  I need a new vacuum, again, but it'll have to wait.  I probably won't get the cross-stitch done.  I've been trying to get around to it forever, but no luck so far.  Maybe I'll work on it over spring break, but I'm sure I'll have plenty more to do by then.  Suppose we'll see.  I'm also not going to work on the graduate reading list right now.

I am definitely going to rest, sleep, and play WoW.  That much is certain.  I just wish I could see my way to not overbooking my breaks so that I wouldn't, in turn, feel terrible about not getting everything I had planned to do done.  Maybe I need therapy or something, I seem to have a constant need to feel guilty about something, or worry about something.  I'm an obsessive worrier!  See, I even worry about being worried!

On that note, I'm off to not get anything done some more! ;)

8 comments

  1. You have to read ALL those books on the graduate reading list? wow. I like to read and I'm all Wow.

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  2. Yup, every single one. I take it you checked out my Graduate Reading List page. I have to read them in addition to my other classwork and thesis. They're for the comps. It is a lot, but I've also read a LOT of that already as an Undergrad, so it's not quite as bad.
    .-= Kristyn´s last blog ..Overbooked! =-.

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  3. I've made a point of NOT making vacation "to-do" lists anymore, because I ineveitably wind up feeling guilty when I don't accomplish everything on the list. Now it's great, because anything I do manage to accomplish over break is above and beyond my goal of "nothing." =)

    I love that cross-stitching project. It's gorgeous. I used to cross-stitch when I was a kid and I remember how relaxing it was. But back then all they had were flowers and birdhouses and stuff--nothing as cool as the one shown on your link.

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  4. I've never been much for reading the "classics" so I'd be pretty much starting from scratch with that list! Glad you've read a lot of them already!

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  5. I enjoy them, so that works for me. As far as being glad I've read a lot of them, I am too!!
    .-= Kristyn´s last blog ..Overbooked! =-.

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  6. I've had that cross-stitch in my drawer for two or three years. I keep meaning to get around to it and never do. I'd really like to do it, but every time I take it out of the drawer, something comes up. Also, I'm a little intimidated by the amount of back-stitching it has, so that could be why it's still not done.
    .-= Kristyn´s last blog ..Overbooked! =-.

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  7. Back-stitching...yuck. I forgot all about those inconvenient little suckers. :-)

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  8. Oh God... Wuthering Heights... I had to read that one enough times in my academic career.
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