Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Free!... Okay "free-er"...

So today I arranged to take time off from Danish. I've even contacted my case worker to see if I can extend my 3 years of free Danish for 5 months (since that's the amount of time I'll be out of the country - I'm just going to have to suck up the loss of this month since I don't really have that good of an excuse for missing). I can now reset my alarm for 8 am instead of 6:45.

Now I just have to get myself up and out of bed and off to "work."

But I also get to stay up late working because I don't have to get up early if I stay up late working. Does that make sense?

Example: I have had to stop working at 7 or 8 so that I have time to eat, so I have time to do homework, talk to the husband via skype and get to bed at a reasonable hour.

This means that even if I'm in the middle of a thought or an article, I've had to put it down and walk away. I hate that. If I'm having an intellectual moment DO NOT BREAK MY CONCENTRATION!!

Interrupted thoughts at the computer lead to sleeplessness. But I couldn't get up and work because I needed to get up early for Danish! Vicious cycle at play there.

I think I'll scan my Danish study books into my computer, though. Just in case I get bored in Qatar.


  1. I think you are doing really well. I anyone forced me to learn Danish I think I would implode.

  2. You and I are so alike...I hate having my concentration interrupted!

  3. I've lost so many ideas because someone insists on interrupting. Drives me batshit. But then, I'm such a procrastinator that if I were in your shoes I'd spend my days diddling around on the internet and contemplating the backs of my eyelids instead of working.

  4. I wouldn't be able to do it if I had to get up in the morning for it. :(

  5. scanning the danish books is a great idea!! Just in case you get lonely for det danske sprog!!! :o)

  6. Oh, I forgot to say:

    I've never experienced that in my neighborhood.


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