The question is, "Can I handle the truth?" And the truth is, I'm tired. Anonymous commented in a recent post about hitting a mid-game lull. Man, ain't that the truth. I expected it, in fact I've already experienced some of it, but I've been able to fight through it with the help of my trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent study partner. Okay, so those are the Boy Scout Laws that I remember from my few years in the Scouts some 40 years ago. Apparently I'm still trying to be a good Scout by adhering to the motto of "Be Prepared", and following the slogan, "Do a good turn daily". The mind works in mysterious ways. I just hope I remember this stuff as well as I remember the 40-year old Boy Scout trivia.
Anyway, I understand that women who work together for a long period (no pun intended) of time tend to sync-up with each other, if you know what I mean. For the longest time, my infrequent bouts with despair have come at times when my study partner was feeling confident and visa versa. Occasionally we would find ourselves in the dumps together but that only happened infrequently over the years. Over the last couple of months though, it's been every week with increasing regularity. Apparently our despair "cycles" are matching frequencies. Yikes! It's a good thing she's a woman so I can blame it on her. If we were both men ... well, let's not go there.
Fortunately I don't have the luxury of postponing this thing until Feb '08. I say "fortunately" because right now all I want to do is anything else but read more UCC and Remedies and I can't imagine subjecting myself to this again in January. I must get this thing done now and I know it. I guess that's a good thing. I'll know more come November.