As promised, I have catching up to do here on the blog. This whole week has been a week of catch up. I didn't have a restful Spring Break and since that time I have pretty much just been coasting this semester. Unlike last semester, where I had a TON of major projects, presentations, and papers to do in the second half of the semester (most being due the last week of the semester), this semester I volunteered as early as possible for all the presentations that I had to do and by Spring Break I was all done with everything but final exams. So when I returned from Spring Break still exhausted (I am really not complaining here - that is the life of a full time grad student) I had a hard time finding motivation to work ahead or even to stay caught up with stuff. Somehow, I still managed to read more than I gave myself credit for but I did totally ignore the big reading assignment that I had to do - Don Quijote de la Mancha - volume II.
Well, last Sunday, I stayed home from Church to read. I got about 5 chapters into Don Quijote and I fell asleep. I had THE MOST RESTFUL SLEEP I have had since beginning the graduate program last fall. I felt younger, fresher, more recovered - and this week I have read more than 50 chapters in Don Quijote. I plan on finishing the book tomorrow. That may seem like a small feat for many of you, but I do not consider myself to be a very talented reader - certainly not a fast reader.
In addition to that I have read a lot for my Latin American Short Stories class. Perhaps it is needless to say, but all the reading has been in Spanish.
In my next post, I will put more photos from our quick trip to Minnesota as well as some other things that have been going on around here.
Scenes from the “Boston Free Speech” rally and counterprotest - A Confederate flag is burned during the “Boston Free Speech” rally and counterprotest. (JohnTlumacki)
40 minutes ago