Saint of the Day: I didn't do any research on this! I am behind! I did have a strange dream, though, that I will share. I was looking out a floor-to-ceiling window, and there was a sort of pile of logs outside the window. There was another log that formed a bridge across a very small ditch. A turtle crawled out of the log-pile and crossed the log bridge. A snake followed after it, obviously hoping to eat it. When the snake got across the log bridge, the turtle turned around and snapped at it, and the snake slithered away. The End. I described it to J, and he said, "That sounds like a biblical dream." Yeah, it kind of does.
Then the next night, I dreamed that my preliminary exams consisted of me playing some kind of Star Wars video game in which I accidentally chose the Dark Side. But I did get to shake hands with Darth Vader, so that was cool. It switched very quickly to being a Tron video game, and I was about to go in to the light cycle ring when Jonathan woke me up. I was like, "Hey! I was just about to pass my prelims on the light cycle! Why did you wake me up?"
Reading: I am also behind on my reading. I had jury duty on Tuesday, and it totally threw me off. I have caught up on my contemporary American lit and my Old English, but I am still a day behind on my Middle English.
Old English: The Husband's Message. A 54-line poem about a guy who has been exiled from his homeland and had to leave his wife behind. He carves her a rune-stick with instructions to follow him into exile. The poem is told from the perspective of the rune-stick. And the poem actually contains runes which is kind of awesome.
Middle English: The Towneley Plays - "The Offering of the Magi", "The Flight to Egypt", "The Purification of Mary", "The Doctors", and "John the Baptist." Sooooo boring. I hate these plays.
Contemporary American: Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson, pp. 149-200.
Workout: No. I planned our trip to New Mexico instead. Probably not the best choice.
I am proud of myself for sticking so well to my plan! I've even eaten out several times and been happy with the choices I've been making and the portion control.
Breakfast: Cereal, coffee
Lunch: Turkey sandwich, watermelon
Dinner: Ham and Acorn Squash Skillet
Snacks: watermelon and yogurt