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Today I am...

Feeling... ragged out, but good. I'm not sure which has tried harder to wear me down this week: the algebra or the pleurisy. At least both are improving, although not quite as rapidly as I'd like.

"Your performance in the algebra category is below your average performance."
Why, yes, it is—I haven't looked closely at a polynomial in ten years,
and I've dedicated my life to reading and writing.
I'll actually be worried if my algebra score ever bests my English.
Not that I'm not going to try, mind.

Seeing... stars—it's a clear, cold night.

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Smelling... warm paper, as of this morning. I photocopied all the music for the chant schola.

Tasting... coffee, instead of tea. At long last! I was thrilled enough to drink four cups. We'll see if I sleep tonight.

Listening... to the new piece I picked out for the guys to sing on chant weekend: William Byrd's "Non nobis, Domine." It's a canon, so it'll make a good introduction to polyphony (thanks for the idea, Veronica Brandt) and should be easier to learn than the Verbum Caro I linked a few weeks back.

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Grateful... for pain medication. This blog has been brought to you by ibuprofen. After one meeting, three errands, one bout of furious housecleaning, and one enormous church dinner party to attend, there's only one reason I'm still upright. Considering that since Monday morning it's hurt to do things like move, lie down, and breathe, I'm very grateful indeed.

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Reading… all the tutorials on this awesome little SAT prep site, except for the sentence completion one; I'm not too worried about that. I'm in between books, but I have S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, J.D. Horn's The Line, and A.S. Peterson's Fiddler's Green stacked around my corner of the couch.

Studying… for the SAT. I've got the CollegeBoard SAT study guide, which appears to be an entire ream of paper bound together; it ought to keep me busy for the next few weeks.

Working on... a college application that I'm just about ready to submit..!!!

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Loving... my supportive husband.

Hoping... that all the guys in the chant schola enjoy themselves, and that they don't get frustrated with their loopy director or the extensive study materials she keeps sending around or the complicated chants. And for success in applying to school and for work.

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Because I promised:

Me: "It hurts to stand up straight,

Happy weekend!


  1. I actually managed to score higher on the math than the verbal on the GRE simply because I reviewed the math part so much more... Shocked me to no end!

  2. Haha, Alison! I can see that happening. And if I had a quarter to study, instead of a month, I'd expect the scores to get a lot closer than they probably will... although it's hard to prepare to avoid the stupid mistakes that are the reasons I usually miss problems.

    Thanks, Laura! :)

  3. I love the dress!!! And your scores..maybe you won't need all the advice about 'just going with C' on the math section after all!!!!! ;)


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