Logs of May

1 Friday, planned: a/ work on classes, b/ buy tables, c/ decide yes or no on the AP reading, d/ do not work on research.
Actual: a/ worked on classes, b/ investigated tables and decided against, c/ decided no on the AP reading, d/ opened abstract.

2 Saturday, planned: a/ work on classes, b/ cleaning, file clearing; c/ go to nursery, other home related shopping.
Saturday, actual: a/ not done, b/ some cleaning done but no file clearing;  c/ done, but must be repeated, and also made decisions on furniture, namely: priorities are lap/standing desk, new couch, and tiling the kitchen floor.
d/ found a book I owned that talks of modernism and anarchism and it explains a great deal

– I work at the dining table and on the couch, and sometimes on the floor in the back bedroom. I should just face these facts.
– The back bedroom doesn’t want to be a study but a library / media / occasional guest room. If it becomes a study it may need a different bed — let’s say a single daybed, perhaps — and the desk will face into the room, not out of it.
– All of these things may change if the garden becomes more beautiful, but in the meanwhile the reason I turn toward the house and not the outdoors to work is the view.

3 Sunday, planned: a/ work on classes, b/ exercise.
Sunday, actual: d/ lazily read in the book on modernism and anarchism, and heard of some key Lorca links from Mayhew’s blog, including this 1953 radio broadcast of Montero and this article with links that I got from his Facebook page. I have to put all of these onto my Lorca course blog.

It was a pretty day but I was sad, feeling as though my life were over. It was my niece’s birthday and of course they did not call. There are other factors. I will go on more walks, sleep more, try to do more nice things.

4 Monday
a/ I did look again at my abstract
b/ I worked on classes, mainly writing and giving a final
c/ I looked at e-mail, did some service business for a national organization
d/ I want to work out in some way and will do as soon as the final is over. And I’ll write the other final TONIGHT. And the third one TOMORROW.


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