Remember my adorable little pumpkins? The ones which were presumably so shiny because that allegedly would keep them from rotting? Well, if that’s what the gloss was for, I have to say that it is highly ineffective! I’ve had a spaghetti squash on the counter for a few weeks, and it’s fine; I’ve had an acorn squash even longer than that, and it’s fine too. These pumpkins? Not so much. So I had to use them up ASAP. Hence…
Maybe the last time I had fresh pumpkin, it was just a “bad” one? Either that, or the preparation method is really important, and you definitely can’t go wrong with roasting!! And just for the hell of it, here’s what happened to my beautifully arranged piles, en route to work this morning…
Oh-so-sad. What else is oh-so-sad (actually, it just annoys me) is that while this was really good, I didn’t get to enjoy it fully; I kind of had to gulp it down, because I went to the dive shop today to look into buying a wetsuit. The guy I went to see? Yeah, he wasn’t there, because apparently he doesn’t work Mondays. So someone else was helping me, which was fine… but I hadn’t intended to try on all of these suits! Wriggling into and out of skintight neoprene in a rather warm shop? Not exactly the least time-consuming of activities. Also not for the very body-conscious, but whatever. As it turns out, I can’t get a wetsuit that will do double duty for the pool and ocean diving; so I’m thinking that maybe it makes more sense for me to just get a rash guard for now.
Anyway. I was also really rushed because I had to leave work early today to get to class… it wasn’t actually my first day (see my initial freakout over that one here), but I had a week off because of Labor Day, and one of my professors canceled his first class, so for all intents and purposes it was the first day… for that class, at least. Thanks for all the well wishes, either way! They were much appreciated.
It was sort of okay, I guess. I mean, it’s a lot of work. I am insanely overwhelmed. I am convinced I’m going to ruin everything and flunk out of grad school, but then I should remind myself that I thought that for my entire first year, and it didn’t happen. I can do this. It’s just really, really hard for me to balance everything out and accept that it’s impossible for me to do everything perfectly all the time… and that there are not enough hours in the day for me to do it all. (Prioritizing = decision making = something at which I royally suck!)
Oh, and this is for Sarah, even though I’m pretty sure I’ve posted these before!
I’m hugely exhausted — I don’t know what it is about that school building, but I always leave tired and with a headache. I think it just doesn’t have a very good ventilation system, and the fact that three hours are spent in a stuffy computer lab probably doesn’t help! The only reason why I didn’t collapse into bed the moment I walked through my front door is because I had to make my lunch for tomorrow… which, of course, involved some roasting! It’s okay, though, I guess, because I get to sleep a little later than usual tomorrow; my appointment with the endocrinologist is in the morning, so I’m going in late to work. You think I might finally get to the bottom of why I’m so tired all the time?!
Just as a random little sidenote, check out this absolutely enormous blackberry!! You can’t tell just how freakishly huge it really is, but it is like The Great Mutant Berry or something. Yipe.
Have a great Tuesday!!