19 November 2008

Keeping my head above water

I came home today to a piece of mail saying that I have to pay a tax that I didn't think I had to pay. I still don't think I have to pay it, but I have the awful sense of being burdened by another £50 a month that will just constrain us even more. I really, really don't want to spend the next four years worrying about money, but it looks like I am heading down that road. I'm not sure I secured the proofreading job I was hoping for. So much up in the air.

School's been really good though this week. I had a really productive meeting with my supervisors (my supervisor called my writing 'fluent') and came away feeling like I was moving forward, figuring out what I need, and being sufficiently scaffolded (to borrow from Vygostky) for the first time. I realized that I am not really studying language or metaphor, but organization and how organization occurs in language. It is what I have been fixated on watching TED videos for the last year and it's so odd that all of these interests are coming together. My life as a self-organizing system.

A couple of weird things have happened in the last couple of days, bad omens. Streetlights going off as I walk under them (3 in two days). One of my new friends from school is sick with cancer and even though I have just met him and hardly know him, it is bothering me. It shouldn't bother me. All men are grass.

Naomi is starting to communicate. She says, just now, 'Ball.'
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