I completed what work I had to do, last night — amazingly enough. Though I wanted to post this last night, I ended up going to sleep at about 2 AM, having spent about 12 hours total at my workstation that day. Accordingly, my upper back and shoulders weren’t up to more sitting at this terminal. D has said that he’s not sure how I do it (he can’t sit for long in my chair), but he’s much leaner than I am.
I did learn a couple of things: one, before turning in a quiz, be sure to carefully reread the question and make sure you’re answering all parts of it. I got some points off on my cataloging quiz unnecessarily because I neglected to see that I was being asked to do something that I’d never been asked to do, before.
The second thing had to do with my oral presentation: I ended up repeating myself a number of times because of the structure of the paper, which I transferred over to the structure of the presentation (although I have heard that repetition isn’t bad, in an oral presentation). I also learned that if I freeze up, it’s best to stop recording as soon as I find it happening, catch myself, and then restart.
I went over the time limit by about four minutes, even though I found myself talking quickly and quietly (something I’m known for, and have been trying not to do — and didn’t do, the first two times).
Otherwise, there has been a lot of family drama, to understate the obvious. I don’t know how much I want to get into it, here…but that — and being afraid to start the Annotated Bibliography — is something that kept me in bed for a while, today. I did get up earlier, but then I lay back down and stayed there until a little less than an hour ago.
In any case, all that’s before me now is the Annotated Bibliography, backing up my assignments to my portfolio, and possibly watching one lecture I didn’t watch because I ran out of time. And, ah, right — transferring over some notes into a notebook (I used the giant pad of paper and a Sharpie, which is going to destroy what adjoins it if I just cut and paste it). Otherwise…I’m pretty much done.
Kinda hard to know what to do in this situation, eh? I can work on the funeral program, though…