Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sometimes nothing catchy makes itself available

I will be so dang glad when things get busier.

Yes, you read that right. I'll be glad when things get busier.

Right now I'm only working two days a week. For two days a week, I get up at an unholy hour 6:00 and I get dressed and put on makeup and Chi my hair and wear a bra, but the remaining five days I am a slug. A bum. A saggy-breasted, well-rested, tv addict.

I am the kind of person who needs continuity, routine, organization. Right now I just don't have much of that because I don't have to. Starting next week, I have to because the kids start school. And I'm glad. Week after that I have to even more because my school will be back in session again.

Strangely, I am really looking forward to this semester and I cannot figure out why. I have Algebra (which still kind of makes me wish I had a prescription for Xanax) and Macroeconomics (a subject which I am still unsure as to what it actually is...anyone care to clear that up for me?) and I'm working 20 hours at one job and 5 at another (whoo, five, I'll try not to pull something), plus I still have a husband and three kids to take care of. Yet, I'm excited??? I'm nuts.


WHIP's said...

I started macro my first semester and ended up dropping it. I think, if I remember, it pertains to world wide finances and concepts??? There was a LOT of terminology to learn. I dropped my business major so i dont need it now. Wish I could graduate without ever taking math

Anonymous said...

I can understand the need to get back to a routine - it makes you feel busy and unsluggish.

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Stewed Hamm said...

Economics is essentially why people make the choices they do, and how they can make best use of scarce resources. Macro looks at the big picture - how economies work and grow. There's a fair bit of terminology to learn, and lots of graphs (economists love them some graphs) but it's a fascinating course.
I've got a minor in Econ, so any questions you want to toss my way, I'll be happy to field.

Carmel said...

I understand completely. Being back at work this week seemed like a relief -- I need to stay busy too. Even beach bums need to work.

Mrs. E said...

I wish I were looking forward to some routine to return to my life.
I really make a great couch potato but the pay just isn't any good. I have to start going to bed before midnight and getting up before 9-10. Yikes!!! I know, I know, I do it every year; when will I learn!!!

I had to take economics back in the day. I remember nothing at all except that I wrote a paper over Sidney Friedman and wound up with a B in the class. MSSU's president, Julio Leon, was my teacher. THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO!!I don't know why you have to take economics but I would check with the school I am attending next and make sure it was necessary before I jumped in. We word people are not usually really into that stuff.

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