Sunday, February 7, 2010

Quick Update

I'm doomed. After six solid days of class and studying, ten to twelve hours a day, I still haven't mastered half the material I'm going to need for the test on Tuesday. The issue is that most of it is straight memorization of tables, figures and facts, and my short term memory is practically nonexistent nowadays. I should still be studying now, but at this point the text may as well be written in Sanskrit. Just can't do it another minute. If I pass the test the first time, it will be nothing short of a miracle.

However, when I chucked the books and sat down here to play, I got to see a herd of deer move through the yard that included several antlered bucks. We don't see those very often, and it was a welcome treat. Just the thing to uplift a battered spirit.

There were two eight-pointers, one of which had lost one antler. There were also two two-pointers, a six-point, and one with odd-looking single spikes. Six or seven does and yearlings were with them. I took this photo at dusk, from a distance, through a dirty double-paned window with a screen on it, so it ain't great. But isn't he something?

In other news, there are still no birds on the feeder. Not one. No clue why they haven't found it yet. Gatsby's doing well, though, loving his new water fountain and scattered mugs of water. The college kid wants to come home for a weekend already, and I can't wait to see him again.

And that'll have to do until after/if I pass that damn test. I'll let you know how it goes. Hope everyone has a great week!


Rambling Woods said...

I will be sending good thoughts. I hate memorization....Michelle

Chrissykat said...

So happy for Gatsby! Wishing you lots of luck on that horrid material. Love that you looked out your window and saw that amazing animal!

Sallyacious said...

I am thinking the best of thoughts for you. You can do it.

And thanks for the Gatsby updates. I'm so glad to hear he's doing much better.

Anonymous said...

Again lots of luck. I know that you will do the best you can and thats all anyone can ask. What did I do with the cotton? When people seen it they ask for some so in the end I gave it all away.
But I got to grow it. my wife loves to see deers. Bye Bye Ed

A piece of news said...

It will all come back to you when you need it!

Stacie said...

All the best to you. I know memorizing is not as easy as it used to be. :-)

MyMaracas said...

THANKS SO MUCH for all your encouraging words! You guys rock.

Nishant said...

Love that you looked out your window and saw that amazing animal!

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