This lovely lady – http://magpiecws.wordpress.com – wrote a rather fabulous book titled First Class English Literature Essays – A Collection of Short Essays This lovely book came in my mail this morning and being that I’ve started studying English Lit, this is going to help me out a lot.
On top of that help I have Japanese Melon Ramune and awesome chocolate for study fuel! Woohoo! Ok so it’s junk food fuel but eh, candy time. Still haven’t been to Ikea, the date keeps changing so I’m very tempted to have the stuff delivered. Which is a bit annoying because the delivery charge is a bit ridiculous. We’ll see I suppose.
I’m a little stuck on the book plot because given whats going on in my town right now, it seems hugely inappropriate so I need to think of something else. I’m a little stumped for it so maybe I just need to change genre course all together…. Hmmm, decisions, decisions.
Or Thursday, whatever day around then we’re headed to the dreaded Ikea for the Alex drawers. I still haven’t sorted the desk problem, but fingers crossed we will soon find a solution to this, even if it means buying 2 small cabinets, placing them the width apart of the current table I have now and slapping some wood from B&Q on top in some sort of mini desk fashion.
I have a few more male characters, and to be honest I think enough characters in the book now to start drawing up the plot in a less vague fashion so I’m actually really looking forward to getting some sort of work space because then I can get cracking on this.
I began to crack on with translating Chaucer for literature [seriously that’s the first request for the first assignment, “give a description of these 3 characters using your own words.” – Aka: Translate these words to modern day English cause they don’t make sense anymore. Unfortunately I didn’t get very far before being hit with a health issue that was completely throwing me off and distracting me. So that was a pain in the ass. But at least I finished the description I’d set a goal in my diary to finish for that night, so I didn’t fail my task. Now I just need to pick another day this week to do more, and ask the hubby to maybe sit with me and chat what days are best so we don’t distract each other from work, a day when I go out to work so he can do the work he needs to do at home, then vice versa.
I won’t lie, I’d get a good laugh if we spent all this time fashioning a mini desk for the bedroom, and the housing suddenly called up and said something like, you were the number 1 bidder on this house, do you want it? ” Cause then we wouldn’t have needed to make the makeshift desk cause we’d have a home with room to put it in lol.
Generally speaking, I feel okay today. I’m still feeling a bit bleh and exhausted after last nights health shenanigans but I feel considerably better than I did a few hours ago. Hopefully it will ease off soon.
He helped me rack my brains and got his friend involved who happens to work for a huge stationary warehouse.
There’s a desk in the kitchen, cluttered with makeup from my course that nobody really uses, other than the cat for occasionally sleeping on. We’re going to get rid of this and replace it with 2 slim bookcases. The books will go in there, I can pop in if I need them. There’s enough room for the Ikea Alex 9 drawer system in the corner which will fit all of my makeup, including the stuff in the kitchen from my course.
Then said friend is on a mission to find a desk with storage that will be the same size and height as the table I have currently, if he can’t find one already built, he works with a company who builds them to custom size. So I can have a little desk/bedside table to work at and I just need to pop into the kitchen to grab the book I need at the time.
Perfect! Now maybe I can get to work on my literature course and writing a book!
The storage solution after measuring is way too big for the minute space that I have. Eugh. So back to the drawing board, or not at all. I might just have to leave it and study on the bed as normal. It’s just increasingly difficult to concentrate with clutter and no good space, I’m sure you guys know what I mean.
Sometimes I go out to study but even then it’s pretty impossible because there is literally nowhere quiet enough, even my local library has no control over it’s noise levels! I always looked at libraries as quiet, solitary places where you could work in peace, now it’s let every loud kid in with music speakers and no knowledge of volume levels. Eugh I just want to study! Sadly, socialisation aside, this is a peril of studying from home as opposed to in a college, no organised classroom environment. You have to make your own and that can be difficult.
It’s amazing how a quiet, clear workspace can do wonders for your working methods and ability. I’m out of ideas, I just have to plough on as I am.