Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Normandy is fine and fair, so Normandy is where we'll go...

"This time of year the air I hear is rare and clear and warm..."  
~ "Normandy" from "Once Upon a Mattress"

Ok. So not in Normandy... and Norton isn't quite as gorgeous as the song describes, but the air has been clear and the light has been absolutely amazing.

In other news, oh DEAR. There are only three weeks until finals. THREE. *dies* That's three weeks to finish  roughly 1000 lines of Beowulf, write a 10-15 page paper, write a five page paper, have an astronomy exam, an astronomy presentation and another astronomy paper, have a music theory exam, have another music theory exam, memorize and perfect three of my four or five voice lesson songs for juries and for the voice recital, and the list goes on.

And I have to admit, as much as I can't wait for summer and a few months of not having to go to sleep late and wake up early and bludger my poor brain with more than I can possibly retain, and not have to struggle through astronomy I don't understand, or Latin that I'm not anywhere as good as I want to be at, or the hours of Beowulf translation or worry exactly what an open octave position is, I'll miss this.

It's my last semester of Anglo-Saxon, and I'll miss it very much, though I may take further classes in it as independent studies. Professor Schell may not come back, and I'll miss her dry sense of humor and the clarity she always brings to the muddle that is Latin in my head. And for all I complain, I actually do understand just about everything we've learned in Astronomy, and this is probably my last class in the subject, and I know there is so much more that I want to know in the field that I'll possibly never learn.

I almost wish I could stay in college for longer, despite exams and the endless homework. There are so many things that I want to learn, and there is no way I'll learn it all in the next two years.

  BAH. Just when I thought everything was evening out... everything piles up again! It's not really that bad, and there's been a whole bunch of good too, but still. Missing Beowulf class never puts me in a good mood, especially when the passage we translated was the Freawaru bit that I've been looking forward to for literally MONTHS. Not to mention that the presentation was on Beowulf and Sutton Hoo... so overall, not one of my better days. However, I did finish my music theory exam and plan on getting a LOT of Anglo-Saxon translating done today, as well as starting on my Astronomy homework, and that way, maybe I won't have to bring too much homework with me when I go home for Easter weekend...

Ok I'm off! Homework awaits!


  1. take it easy ... if you can. dad :))

  2. Namiko! you need to do something with your blog!!!!!!!!!

  3. @Veronica Chloe

    I HAVE been! *points at most recent posts*