I love school. I really, really do. Despite the state of my house, how I have no time to do fun things (like post on my blog…), and how I am here, at school, more often than I’m at home. I love learning, and studying, and all the stuff that goes with that. I even love writing papers, believe it or not. BUT….you can’t tell me you didn’t know that was coming….I don’t like it this week. Whether you want to know why or not, I’m going to tell you why anyway.

Right now, I should be doing mega studying and writing, because it is the last week of classes. This means that next week is Finals Week. Oh, how I hate that term. Because of Finals Week looming on the not-so-distant horizon, I am stressed, tired of studying, hating the fact that I have papers to write, and just wanting to crawl into my bed and stay there until it’s all over. Unfortunately, that’s not a choice. And since it’s not a choice, I have been writing, and studying, and writing some more. It’s evil that Finals Weeks provokes one to hatred of otherwise likable activities *grumble, grumble*

On a more positive note, the coming of Finals Week means the end of the semester. While I do love school, I am going to be very glad that things are wrapping up for this semester. I need a break, I think. Life has been too hectic and I’ve forgotten what it’s like to just do NOTHING for a short amount of time. I will be able to charge my batteries, so to speak, eat copious amounts of Christmas cookies (well…not so much that one), and not have to think about why Hamlet delayed his revenge or how to write in the imparfait en français or remember the differences between the Rational Method of decision making and the Idiosyncratic Method. And, it will give me time to get excited about next semester, which I’m sure I will be by the first week of January. I’ll be like a little kid, so excited for the first day of school that they can’t sleep the night before. Well…that might not be the best example, since I know very few kids who actually like going to school, but you know what I mean. Plus, there is something fulfilling in finishing what one has started, and in this case, seeing how well I’ve done. My grades will be posted right before Christmas. The best present ever would be to find out I’ve made the President’s List! Time, and the finishing of these papers as well as the exams I have to take next week, will tell.

Looking at the title of this post, it looks like I’m talking about Pirates. That makes me think of Hamlet and his run in with the pirates. And that makes me remember how much more work I have to do on that research paper…..mon dieu…..