Thursday, May 18, 2006

Welcome back to Sanity! May I take your coat?

I have finally returned to my sanity and find the view marvelous. For those not in the 'know', I had planned a summer filled with 3 condensed calculus courses, one after the next...(starting to understand the sanity quip now?). Well, that plan lasted about three days. It crumbled when I sat down to study for the first of four midterms and realized that I did not understand half the material covered in the preceding lectures...not good. So, needless to say, I had a nervous breakdown (Hobby-style). I love the material, and I know that I can do it, but definitely not while it's in the super-condensed soup version (I need the watered-down broth version). I have also realized that I haven't taken trig previous to now, which would help a lot and is incidentally, a prereq to the calculus.

So, I had my first trig class today, dropped the condensed calcs, and signed up for a term length calc with a short term english course that doesn't start til the second half. Life is good. Instead of sweating about a midterm today that I was completely unprepared for, I am sitting, taking a breath, and untying the knots in my brain that the last few days have caused. I contribute this rearrangement to God and His infinite wisdom and love in His guidance of my life. He knows me best and knows what's best. He makes it happen for us and I am so appreciative cause, without Him in my life, I'm like a hiker without a compass....a cadillac without a navigation map....a commuter without get the idea (I hope).

You know, I realized yesterday that I know a ton of people that are having babies this fall. Five people in my family (NO, I'm not pregnant, Londolls!) and at least one best friend are all pregnant. It's amazing. There hasn't been a baby in so long and now all at once. And in the spirit of my habit of making commitments that I will likely procrastinate, I have decided to make them all baby quilts for each baby. I will use a pattern that is my own design and make each different in some way within the design. My brother actually doesn't want to know the sex of the baby even though everyone else knows. Don't worry, Chris,....I won't reveal it. If you are on a baby watch in my direction, you can take about a 3-5 year break from your ain't happening for a while. I'm enjoying the kiddos I have and am in no rush.

Well, I will close for now but am quite proud of myself for actually posting this much. Love to all from Sanity Land and Tranquility Island!


Something McSomethingkins said...

I would love to see your Hobby-style breakdown. I must say, though they freaked me out at the time, both were really amusing in retrospect.

I really should make a quilt some time. I like making patchwork ones with squares that are random and really shouldn’t go together. In high school for my class they varied from paper thin fabric to already an inch thick previously quilted fabric, from floral patterns to patterns of blue turtles holding red flowers in their mouths—then a backside of fluorescent orange checkers. Rather blinding. Overall it turned out quite well.

I don’t think I’ve ever been to Tranquility Island.

amisare waswerebeen said...

Unfortunately, the stay at Tranquility Island is quite short and it's back to stress. You should make another quilt like that. The world needs more of those.

Something McSomethingkins said...

I think that particular quilt is prone to giving people seizures, so maybe the world doesn't need them so badly:)