Friday, September 28, 2007

Law Student Treads Water

The weekend is almost here! It has been a busy week, and will be a busy weekend, as always, I suspect. I am beginning to feel behind at school, even though I technically am not. This is maybe the point at which I realize that I am reading and paying attention in class, but haven't had any time to consciously absorb anything. I'm just treading water, but not really learning to swim. It is this way every semester, I suspect, for most of us work-by-day/school-by-night students. At some point, probably around finals, much of it sinks in, but I fear much gets lost, as well.

What I haven't got a good grasp on is my energy paper. There is so much to learn that it is hard to know where to focus. At least, I am really interested in it, which is good.

Today, after class and a bit of work, I will go to my mom's to study. I am not sure if it is good or not that I cannot work at home. The kids are just so excited to spend time with me (and I with them) that it doesn't work out. Poor wife, whenever she wants to work from home, doing blogs or scrap booking, she mostly has to wait until the kids are in bed. Have you ever noticed on TV that the parents get to do whatever they want, whenever they want, even if they have 10 kids, and the kids never get in the way? Isn't that false advertising?

6 comments:

patti_cake said...

Honey that is most definitely FALSE ADVERTISING!!!! LOL Keep treading girl, keep treading!

Lynilu said...
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Lynilu said...

Sheesh! Grad school successfully completed, and I still can't spell/type at times!! Let's try that again......

See my comment of the previous post. Then I'll just say DON'T GIVE UP! It is worth it, really it is!! I do understand and commiserate, but stay the course.

LawSchoolBlogger said...

It's great just that you have teh ability to work at home. I can't work in the same room as a TV set...let alone kids.

Casey said...

*ahem* as the partner of said blog author let me restate that she does *not* work from hom. For either job nor study time.

She tried to study from home the first year but the kids refused to leave her alone even when she was in a room with the door closed. So - it becase easier for all of us to send her to her mom's house (she lives just a few blocks away). They have a room set up for her to use and it works out really well. We're lucky in that regard since the school is so far away from here (so no added travel time for coming home at night through rush hour) and the neighborhood public library is so incredibly tiny that it's always too noisy for studying.

But nope - no working from home. It was better for all of us that way. :)

PT-LawMom said...

You're so lucky to be able to study somewhere else. My DH is a bit of a PITA in that he wants me home and really objects to the idea of me going elsewhere to study. That said, he's pretty good at wrangling our son to stay downstairs while I study in my office.