Sunday, March 19, 2006

Aches and Pains of the Body and Mind


Welcome to my short lived pity party. All attendees must arrive with gifts in hand. Two weeks ago (through events of my own making…..yes, I fess up to the blame) I overindulged in eating pizza and chugging root beer I suffered in such a manner that I have never suffered before. I had a marathon, decathlon, Navy seal like training— attack of my hiatal hernia. I’ve had previous attacks which have been short lived, but in this particular case, it was an all night, not-so-slumber-party of pain. For the next three days, I suffered through the post trauma effects of the attack until I was finally able to go see a doctor and get some pharmaceutical relief and help my body heal. And that concludes the aches and pains of the body…

Whilst everyone else in this happy valley was celebrating Spring Break (a week long party) I was glued to my computer chair getting a little Halo gaming action in (ya right). No, I was working on my portfolio (in place of a Master’s thesis)…the reality of graduation looms near and I had procrastinated the day of my scholarly repentance. As such, I spent many long hours each day putting it all together. I am glad to say that 90% of this last minute up-hill, feel the burn of the run, is over with. I have some minor editing changes to do and then I just have to put it all together in an HTML and PDF format, burn 4 copies and turn the little devil in. And that is the pains of the mind.

To our great celebration, Lubbock finally had back to back days of measurable precipitation. We had received only a sparse .003” of rain between October 2005 and March 2006. Totally unheard of in these parts. I think between yesterday and today, we have had at least .5” of rain. Yippee!!

Things are shaping up. Pity party is over. Thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

Pappy Yokum said...

While I have no experience with the body pains you describe, the procrastination of school projects is high on my list of things I used to do. Always paid the price for it, though. Lucky for you, that will shortly become a thing of the past.

Lyle said...

Yes, I see light at the end of the tunnel.

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who procrastinated the school work. Ya hafta consider, when you have such cute kids and lovely wife (like we both have) what do you expect? Some distractions are good distractions.

Wife of procrastinator said...

Ya, just try and make your procrastination sound like it was because of the "lovely family"! The wives know better! It's things like March Maddness that are really to blame!

compulsive writer said...

Hi and my sympathy to the procrastinator's wife. I feel your pain.

Sorry I missed the party. Had you been local I would've brought treats.

I hear now you can sign up to play Halo with celebs. Something to look forward to after you've a). finished school and b). made it up to your lovely wife.

Lyle said...

Wife of procrastinator- March Madness has never been my bane (I thought I taught Pappy better than that). I will admit, that I often allow just about anything to distract me from school work.....after all, it's school work.

Compulsive- Thanks for the cyberspace tissue. Somehow the thought of playing Halo with celebs makes me not want to play the game even more. I had to give up theaddicting video games long ago. Otherwise, I wouldn't ever get any school work done or have a family to distract me. BA is only one support group that I affiliate with. I've been a member of VA a lot longer. ;-)

Lyle said...

If your looking for updated comments, you'll just have to wait. I'm just testing out my new profile image.