1.02.2008

Back to the Grindstone

Today was my first day back at work after a week and a half off. It wasn't too bad, actually. I actually was grumpier yesterday when some friends were planning a get together for next weekend and I was resistant to it -- mainly because I was feeling "peopled out." I'm sure this happens to everyone at one time or another. For me, it happens after a week and a half of doing things with and for other people. Fortunately, I seemed to be recovered today.

I should have been studying for the next exam this evening. I've decided to do Methods and Materials next. I wanted to do Mechanical and Electrical, but it's taking me a while to get the books and I don't want to "waste" any time, so I'm going to do an exam for which I already have the book. Anyway, I should have studied today, but instead I made Toll House Cookies, only with M&Ms instead of chocolate chips, for a friend in India. Her birthday was in Dec. and I'm sending her a care package from me and a bunch of her friends. I used the "high altitude" instructions, which I rarely do, and now I see why I rarely do it. The cookies, which normally turn out lovely and half-way between puffy and chewy, are flat and over-brown. Very irritating. I'll ignore the modifications next time.

And because my family is full of movie quoters (and game quoters), I think this cartoon appropriate: http://www.pvponline.com/1999/01/11/mon-jan-11/.

4 comments:

Janiece Murphy said...

Hmm...cookies versus studying. Duh.

Stacey said...

LOL - I loved the cartoon. Good Luck w/ studying.

brenda013 said...
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brenda013 said...

“If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? ---- Carpe -- hear it? – Carpe, Carpe Diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”

(Such as me deleting my previous comment because of a misspelling! :-P )