When your eyes are bigger than your stomach

So I've always been known to take on more than I can handle, bite off more than I can chew, but this has got to be one of the funniest attempts I've ever made. So, if you've been reading my blog at all you know that I'm taking a wonderfully out-of-this-world sabbatical this summer, starting in Italy and ending with a 10 day seminar on C.S. Lewis. I couldn't be more excited and overwhelmed.

However, I realized that in order to be a responsible and informed member of this seminar, I really need to brush up on and read all of Lewis' books. Well, I began making my list of what I need to accomplish. As it turns out, I have approximately 28 books to read between now and July 19. Twenty-eight! If I can read one book every two to three days, I'll be fine. But, keep in mind that these aren't the Left Behind series. These include Mere Christianity, Weight of Glory, The Four Loves, A Grief Observed, and dozens of other very weighty, and often very lengthy books. I laugh every time I think about what I'm attempting. But, this is me. :) I function the best under stress and pressure of the super-human kind. :)

So if you find me declining social invitations, don't think I'm rude, I'm just insane.

Well that's all I have to say for myself right now. Oh, I do have to say that I lost count of how many times I checked my own blog yesterday and this morning just to see Brad Pitt. lol. Wow.

Posted by Portia at May 20, 2004 12:27 PM

Emily, you crack me up! Well, the best of luck to you and your 28 books! Do you really think you will be able to read all 28 by the time you have to leave for your trip?!? I guess I should say goodbye now, since you will be in reading land for awhile :o) lol! Good Luck and farewell...lol

Posted by: Kristin at May 20, 2004 01:06 PM