Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October 2015

Hi October!
The coolness is beginning to linger through the morning and disappear in the afternoon only to return with the departure of the sun. Hooray for that. Cooler weather means, among other things of course, holiday candy season. Aw yiss.

I have been slogging away at research- sometimes a minute at a time, but it's picking up  now that I've settled into my new job at the high school, which took a little bit of doing. Regarding that, here's a conversation from tonight:

Bo: "What's the matter? Are you not feeling well?"
Me: "Eh. I'm running a low grade fever. It's ok."
Bo: "Well, that's no surprise- you're around it all day everyday... actually, it's probably mostly angst."
Me: "Pretty much."

(Note to the reader: angst is real. It is not always a reason for your parent to come get you out of school, but that does not negate the legit-ness of it. It's also contagious.)

I've been frustrated with the Woman at the Well research. I have stalled out, gotten angry, moped, found a groove- starting asking great questions, only to find out that the groove was a false lead and then gotten angry and stalled out again. I become completely overwhelmed at the stupid, crazy, insurmountable amount of information that I DON'T HAVE.

So how do I get that information? Read. Read, read, read.

Reading as much as I can- starting with the basics.

This song in my head

And October exits for yet another year.

1 comment:

judyredman said...

The woman at the well is one of my favourite biblical passages. There is some good stuff around. I've read it, but because it's not part of my research area, I haven't retained useful info like authors or places. I find some of the work by feminist biblical scholars interesting.