Having chosen to swallow the red pill...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Life, as is.

I had a revelation the other day... I was sitting in bed with a half awake Benjamin in one arm and my ju-jutsu book in the other. It was in the early hours of the morning and I was trying to rock him to sleep after his meal. My eyes were stinging from tiredness and I had a cold and I sat there wondering when my life would take the semblance of some kind of normality. I then realised that this is normal; the only thing missing was a routine.

Little Benjamin has started to smile and laugh for the first time and it is amazing what a difference it makes. I am sitting there tired, I have just changed a particularly smelly diaper and I am trying to work out how I will be able to get my game together to study all day, and suddenly he looks me in the eyes and breaks out a winning gummy smile and suddenly all the rest doesn't matter.

The last two weeks have been full, as I have been busy writing my paper on adolescent drug use/abuse for the second part of my Sociology course. For those of you having a particularly slow day at work or who, God forbid, are having trouble sleeping, my paper can be read here:

I will let you know how I did when I get my results in 2 weeks or so.

We have now finished the Sociology course, although I have an extra paper to write, as the day Ben was born I missed a compulsory lecture and so am required to complement my knowledge by writing a paper on the lecture's main themes! We have just started our Social Politics course and that will take us through Christmas and into the New Year, where we will then move onto 20 weeks of law. I have destroyed half a small woodland printing out all of the material we are required to read ready for the next exam in 5 weeks time and am trying desperately hard not to sleep in the library whilst I am reading about the development of alcohol policy from the 1700's to the present day!

So, as you can see, life goes on and it is, well ... normal.