By the time you read this (oh! the joys of writing and scheduling posts in advance, makes me feel so in control and organised!!) the Hub will have finished and emailed the final assignments of his Theology Course. He has 'only' been doing it since February 2011, but heck! it feels like its been going on for several years.
I really admire people who go back to College as mature students. I admire people who do 'distance learning' courses and achieve their dreams. I admire people who want to make the most of opportunities, or catch up on chances they missed when they were younger, and all the other reasons which go with further study.
So why is it that when the Hub takes on a course my heart sinks and I just know its going to be hell on wheels for the duration? Its the same when he's in a Show, or Play...and even with his Church commitments. Why can't I think 'Wow! isn't he's great?', as so many people keep telling me. Instead this last course has brought me closer to throwing in the towel than ANY of his previous activities.
I have a friend who once observed that Georghette Heyer's novels did all girls everywhere the greatest disservice by introducing them to such wonderfully romantic heros could possibly live up to! At the time I thought it was quite a funny thing to say, but now I'm a bitchy ould besom I'm beginning to see what she meant!!
OK. End of pity party.