Friday, March 2, 2012

Welcome to March!

So today is the 2nd day of March.  OMG, March! Oh, the things I was going to have done by the time March came to town....Eh, I didn't get a lick of them accomplished! But that's OKAY (I keep telling myself), I have a new agenda, new deadlines, and hopefully a grip on my sanity. :-)

My group research project is due today, and we are presenting our paper this afternoon. It's all on the March Madness Fans. Yup, NCAA basketball. Okay, at least it wasn't hockey or golf. But c'mon..we all know I'm a football girl. Yes, I love my Syracuse Orangemen, but I have yet to call myself a basketball "fan". It's okay. (college only, I could really care less about the NBA). So I worked hard between all of the other ridiculous reports and readings we had to do for this class. And me, being the "mother" of my group, had OCD issues last night because the youngins had stayed up into the wee hours of the morning the night before to finish their pieces to our report, and had other classes until night time last night and I feared they wouldn't be able to pull it off. I know, I should trust them. THey have been wonderful to work with thus far....but why freak out and wait until the last minute at 3am?? No, I actually had a "free night" (whoohoo) so I sent the calming text that "I" would put our propspective pieces together into 1 complete report. And also because the OCD writer in me wanted to make sure the formatting was correct, error free, and it flowed.  Sorry, can't help it.

But that has been what I've been up to this morning as well. I sent them the finalized version last night but we were 3 pages short! so one of the girls "fixed it up" and sent it back sometime in the early morning hours while I was in dreamland. Well, she changed the font. NO WAY am I getting zinged for not following directions!! Basic rule! TNR 12 pt was stipulated in our requirements. so...I changed it back, and we lost only 1 page. Ugh.

If March signifies madness, well folks, I'm already there. Worst part is...my characters are screaming at me!! They are demanding of my time in a major way. I have stories to write, finish, create! Some of which due to my personal self-imposed deadlines I need to have done by July/August!!!! Which means I really need to budget my time wisely here in the next 2 months so I'm not under the gun.

Still hoping for some cozy news....which will add more fuel to my already stoked fire!!!

So if you're a basketball fan....Welcome to the month of madness! I hope your teams do well, but for me it's all about the Orange!

Maybe we can hold onto the Madness and use it to motivate some writing!! *cue the pep bands!*

2 comments:

Kari Lee Townsend said...

LOL you crack me up Barbie! Go March Madness and Welcome Back Barbie Sanity :-)

Anita Clenney said...

Barbie, you make me laugh, and you're in inspiration. Your life sounds way more insane than mine. So I'll stop complaining now. :) But I do have a bit of the March Madness here.