Whilst perusing the various social networking sites it has come to my attention that some people I know seem to have no difficulty at all with getting on with it.
My young relatives and friends who have homework and assignments regularly update their statuses (stati would be a better plural) with things like: English essay aaaarrrrrrggggh!!!!!!!! They note that they are getting on with these things at all hours of the day and night, on weekdays and weekends too.
I too, despite my great age, also have homework. Quite a lot of it actually. And to date I have, most pointedly, not been getting on with it, despite constantly muttering that it must be done. I have about 6000 words to knock out, plus associated transcriptions, observations and a thousand appendices. This all has to be handed in on the 6th January, coincidentally the Feast of the Epiphany, which literally translated from the Greek means manifestation. All very bloody apt. I am already enjoying the imagery of pretending to be a Wise Man and riding into Chelmsford on a camel on the 6th of January and offering each precious finished piece as if it were gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Can you drink myrrh?
Anyway, the point is, if I appear to be backsliding and not getting on with it, feel free to let me know.