Sunday, September 06, 2009

Please Do Disturb!!

Well, I am on with it. Yes 5000 words and counting down my assignment as the deadline for submission is next Friday. My Sunday will be a mire of books, essays, journals and all manner of studious paraphernalia. Copious amounts of tea and perhaps some bickies. But there is a bolt of light at the end of this very long and dark tunnel. This will be the last Sunday that I spend behind my desk in my lofty study rumminating the workings of the criminal mind. I do indeed have a lofty study, I look out onto the tree tops and gardens surrounding the St Jude estate. When her Ladyship finally flew the nest I took over the largest of the attic rooms, her sitting room.  It is now my study, insulated from the outside world with a lining of books many yet to read. Waiting patiently over the past two years for me to finish my studies and once again revel in their words. Next Sunday I shall retire to this lofty paradise and peruse my bookshelves, I shall re-acquaint myself with old friends and reminisce over favourite stories. Then I shall select a new and exciting adventure in which to escape, slide onto the sofa and immerse myself into another's world. 


But that is next Sunday, today is another matter.

18 at confession:

Jimmy Bastard said...

We live in a converted chapel overlooking some of the most beautiful scenery along the west coast of Scotland. One of the first projects that I took on during the renovation of such a magnificent structure was the glass roofed study my wife had always wanted.

There is something truly spiritual about being up so high, with glass to all four sides including the roof.

Enjoy your reading aloft the stars.

Beth said...

How lovely to have a “room of one’s own” – and that there is light at the end of that (scholarly pursuits) tunnel...
I can churn out 5000 words – it’s the editing and making each one count that’s the killer.
Best of luck!

tNb said...

Enjoy this last Sunday inside the dark criminal mind, once finished you may find that you'll miss those 5000 words ;-)

St Jude said...

Jimmy - oh a glass roofed study, heaven.

Beth - Hmm, I'm ok at churning too, but I am anal about the editing process and that is where I always get stuck in ever decreasing circles.

tNb - I know what you mean, I had wondered about just ploughing on with my Masters.... am I mad!! Besides I still have the Criminal minds waiting for me at work everyday.

St Jude said...

Beth - No I didn't mean I get stuck up my own nethers. Trust me. LOL

Kim Ayres said...

Just write 50 words, then use the copy and paste function in the word processing programme, 100 times.

Trust me, no one will notice...

St Jude said...

Kim - I would love to believe that, please telll me it works.

Kim Ayres said...

It does!

It's like writing lines at school and sticking 10 pens together!

Madame DeFarge said...

I remember my own time doing my MSc in Criminology, so good luck with the criminal mind. My dissertation was an experience, mostly for my husband whi had to ensure the howls of anguish about the perversity of data analysis.

St Jude said...

Madame DF - Welcome. Ah so you will be familiar with my labourings. Data Analysis, meta analysis, analyse anything and everything. I've spent most of my time analysing my navel today.. words have been elusive.

Charlie said...

I would suggest that you aren't getting much done sitting there commenting on Blogger. (A very mild reproach.)

That illustration reminds me of me so many times over the years, desperate for words, any words, just one word, but mentally bereft . . .

Meg said...

Your study sounds lovely. Here's what we must do: photograph your view from your window and send it to me. Then, I will enlarge the image and paste it onto my windows.

St Jude said...

Charlie - sorry, I'm on with it now. I have two words already.. oh pooh!

Meg - it sounds like a plan, maybe I should clean my windows first.

JennyMac said...

Best of luck with your writing.

Attila The Mom said...

Oooh. Good luck with it!

St Jude said...

JennyMac - hello there, nice to meet you. I'm not sure 'writing' sums it up, more like cut and paste at this stage!!!

Attila - where on earth have you been, out till all hours, not a word or a phone call. Is it your latest baby being a tad demanding?

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Wishing you the best of luck, always!

Hugs!!

Stinkypaw said...

Hang in there, it will soon be over!

 
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