Friday, October 2

Pardon my absences

(Image source. I really just liked this picture. I don't know that it has anything to do with the following post except that I've been practically surviving on coffee.)

Things have been absolutely crazy around here. I've been feeling so overwhelmed with college coursework, it's all I can do to keep my days of the week straight. Some of it has been procrastination due to housework piling up all around me.

How in the world does everything seem to pile up and then come crashing down all at once? There was a time when I thought I was on top of everything! Now? Not so much.

I did find some comfort throughout it all. Despite the house falling apart and despite my struggles to keep everything straight when it comes to school, I got the best e-mail this morning:

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Ashford University, congratulations on being named to the Dean's list for summer 2009.

I nearly fell over out of my chair and actually had a squeal fest worthy of sonic alert levels in the middle of my living room. I am beyond thrilled.

Sometimes you get that little nudge. That one small thing that reminds you - in the end? It's all worth it.