Tuesday, October 20, 2009
How to Keep Sane: Late October Resolutions and Old Movies
To keep me going, to keep me sane. To get me to graduate college.
1.Look at to-do lists as things I CAN and WILL accomplish, NOT as things to worry about, or as things that will be difficult.
2. Work a little bit each day, so that the week something's due, I do not panic.
3. Have the wisdom to see that I WILL survive and that the world is love and I am love, and we're all going to get through it together (or something equally happy).
4. Read ahead for classes. Ask the smarter people for help when my brain goes blank in geology. Do the pre-tests online.
5. Realize I only have about a month until Thanksgiving and then a week or so and it's Winter break.
6. Find out who I need to talk to about transferring credits/graduation.
7. Pray. Remember to be thankful.
8. Pick up the ukulele once a week, at least.
9. Allow myself a movie once every day or two. Even if it's just to fall asleep to or something.
Last night I used up number nine on a sweet little film entitled The Ghost and Mrs. Muir(1947) starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and written by Philip Dunne (based on the novel by R.A. Dick). It tells the tale of an English widow and her little daughter in 1900, as they move into a house that is haunted by the ghost of a dashing sea captain. Mrs. Muir and the ghost form a sweet relationship, yada, yada, yada. Also enjoyable is the Hollywood version of the English accent. So cheesy and delicious.