Sunday, January 29, 2006

Home again, home again

Jiggety jig! Back at home dealing with homework again. Geeky Girl has not been doing her homework on a regular basis, so we're catching up. We tend not to police the kids on the homework. We ask if they've done it and trust them if they say yes. (Often they do their homework at their afterschool program.) Yes, it's somewhat embarrassing when the teacher asks why there's been no homework for a week, but with some consequences and a temporary scrutiny, things usually work out and the kids learn their lesson. I'd love to ban homework entirely.

I'm completely behind on my blog reading and I'll probably be mostly skimming for a few days. Believe it or not, I'm nearly finished with a draft of dissertation chapter 1. I'm hoping to finish that up tonight and start the revisions of it tomorrow. I have to revise my proposal in specific areas, so I'm going to begin work on that as well. When I first found out what I needed to revise, my heart sunk a little or, more to the point, pounded a little in fear. But both of the committee members who read my proposal wanted me to revise the same things, and once I started thinking about how I wanted to revise them to respond to their feedback, I got excited. It still feels a little daunting at times, but having a concrete plan really helps.

Also, Mr. Geeky and I worked out a schedule for me so I can be sure to have enough reading/writing time during the week. I'll be hanging out in the library after work two days a week, possibly until closing time. Even though I'm usually able to work after the kids are in bed, this gives me about 4 extra hours on those two days. Plus there will be weekend time as well.

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

Or in the more modern Dory fashion.

Keep on swimmin'. Keep on swimmin'. Keep on swimmin'.