Last exam tomorrow. I feel as if life is about to un-pause. It's marvellous. Sadly, my commitment to study has diminished slightly with every exam that passes, I am limping to the finish line whilst dreaming of the unimaginable freedom I will feel when uni is finished for the year! Not that I haven't enjoyed it, on the contrary, I have loved the content and the learning. But..... summer holidays!
Meanwhile, please allow me to indulge some of my holiday dreaming...
Wishing: ...we could have been with family in the UK for the dedication of a delicious newborn nephew.
Reading: ... An Anthology of Modern Verse, found in an opshop for $8, complete with old clippings and an inscription from 1925. Lovely.
Looking Forward To: ...Christmas! I love this time of the year, and I have so many gift and craft ideas to get onto after exams!
Creating: ...a memory wall in my bedroom. A place for artwork, photos, quotes, letters and inspiration.
Planning: ...handmade Christmas gifts, including some beautiful wall name plaques for the girls.
Cooking: ...Christmas pudding. All the fruits are soaking in a generous amount of sherry and brandy, ready for baking into pudding for Christmas Day.
Arranging: ...Christmas meat. We sent a pig, purchased from a friend, to slaughter last weekend, and are picking it up butchered and dressed next weekend. A full freezer, including a lovely rolled pork roast just in time for Christmas!
Enjoying: ...the longer days. Evening swims, walks and bike rides, drinks on the deck, no wonder it has been hard to concentrate on studying!
Hoping: ...my baby boy (who really isn't a baby anymore) enjoys his second birthday this Saturday!
See you on the other side of my last exam!