Waiting to hear back from my advisor!

So,  I sent in my first packet of work for my teacher to review. I’m super nervous because I don’t think it is the best work I could have provided, but I wasn’t sure how to change it to make it better, so I just sent it in the way it was. I wouldn’t say it’s horrible, but there are areas of the story that I think are really weak. Hopefully she’ll have some really helpful ideas that will make the story better.

In the meantime I’m working on the reading for the paper I have to write, and the book that I’m reading is probably one of the more dense and difficult books I’ve ever read. It’s The Obscene Bird of Night by Jose Donoso, and I don’t think it has ever taken me this long to read a book. He has sentences in here that go on for pages. My humble mind has a hard time following such in depth stream-of-conscious narration. It’s phenomenal, and I think that if I read it maybe five or six more times I might start to understand the deeper nuances of the book, but for right now I kind of feel like I’m getting battered around by this book. You should all try and read it if you crave a challenge. It certainly is that.

On an entirely different note we may be getting a puppy. Probably not too soon, maybe in the next couple of weeks, but the lady that we’ve been talking to about her dogs said that she would have a litter ready around Christmas time. Originally, that was fine with us because it would give us plenty of time to puppy proof our apartment. However, she emailed us a few days ago saying that she has a little boy that no one claimed and wanted to know if we wanted a puppy sooner. So, we’re driving up to meet the lady and the puppy this weekend to see if it’s something we want to try and do. Before anyone freaks out and says that I’m not thinking this through enough, let me assure you, I don’t make big decisions like this without taking a great deal of time to weigh both the pros and the cons of every situation.

The only thing I’m really worried about it I hope we don’t terrorize our cat too much. He can be really shy and skittish when he first encounters something new, but once he realizes that it isn’t going to eat him he usually warms up to change rather well.I imagine that when he does get used to having a puppy in the apartment, whether we get one in a few weeks or around Christmas time, that they will become the dastardly duo. Lord help our little apartment when that day comes.

Anyhow, this has been an insanely long post, but I hope I didn’t bore you all to death. Sometimes my calm life turns exciting, and this seems to be one of those times. I usually don’t have this much to talk about.

Well, happy Friday! Have a great weekend, dear readers!

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