The iron squeaks and murmurs in the ground and the iron snakes slide through the green leaves. The world is crouched to drop on me out of the first green tree. Why am I doing this, what was it I said I would do? Help me now, Laura. Michael, stay with me a little. Somebody stay with me. A man should not go into the world alone.
- A Fine and Private Place, Peter S. Beagle
So I finished A Fine and Private Place finally. Not my favorite. Mostly I feel like it lasted too long for my current attention span, especially when it can be summed up in the paragraph above, really. I also finished Quo Vadis (which also lasted a bit long for me, under the current circumstances) and Machiavelli.... which, surprisingly, I found quite gripping. I think Liz suggested The Last Unicorn? I lost my list. And I think Matt suggested Dune or something like that. I don't remember what Sharon suggested, so Sharon, if you're out there somewhere.... remind me what you suggested so I can read it quick before the summer officially ends!
So I think my series of panic attacks regarding school is mostly over. At least, they don't show any signs of returning, and it's almost Monday, so that's a good sign. I feel, at least, as close to normal as I ever get. Well, maybe a little more whiny. = D
Dad and I have been spending the whole weekend working on the chair-stool-drawer-unit, so that's been fun. I cut myself today though, that was ouchy. And I spent the night at Abbi's house on Friday night, and that was a lot of fun. I feel like I'm sad I'm going back to school just when I'm getting so much into the groove of summer....
Candace left for school on Saturday. I hope she's surviving (and perhaps even enjoying) welcome week. She's just a couple hours away, in DC, so hopefully we'll be able to get together this year.