Normally, I post Two on Tuesday, but I'm currently knee deep in the paper I keep referencing. I'm knee deep because I've only written four pages so far. (I'd determined to write five this evening, but I hit a wall.) On a happy note, I've read almost all of my literature and have outlined the other things I'd like to address in this paper. If I can make bullet points from my research tomorrow, I may be well on my way to finished by the end of the week.
The requirement for this paper is 25 pages, but I'm going to count myself blessed if I can pound out 20 of those pages. I've set realistic goals for the rest of the days this week, so hopefully I won't get too overwhelmed. I really just wish I would've known what I was doing earlier in the semester so I had a better start on this paper.
But while I'm swimming in narratology and critical analysis for high school students, I cannot possibly think about Christmas traditions. Shoot. I can't even think about Christmas presents. All I can think about is writing this paper and finishing this class. I don't even care about getting an "A"--which is unusual for my perfectionist self. (Case and point: I never received anything under an A in my English undergrad. Yes, I am a nerd.)
Keep the prayers coming. I need a little more inspiration.