For those of you who were wondering: the soufflé was a success! (I think? It went all puffy and it tasted fine, although it was lumpy on the top and I suspect that I whipped the egg whites too much, because they were really difficult to fold into the yolk/white sauce mixture.) I next want to try the Joy of Cooking's Goat Cheese and Walnut Soufflé, but I'd have to find people to come over for supper for that, because it makes eight servings.
My next expedition will be making bread, which I will do today, provided that I get the dishes washed and enough books read.
In other news: do any of you have advice about building up my confidence, regarding my upcoming exams? My anxiety has taken over entirely. I'm haunted by all these questions -- what if I don't finish reading in time? What if I can't remember everything from the beginning and I fail miserably? Am I really capable of handling this degree? What if I disappoint everyone?
The exams have built themselves up to be huge in my mind. I think part of the problem is that the whole "failing to get [Shirk-alike] because I'm still working on comps" thing did some bad things to my confidence.
So: how do I get back to feeling like a capable person again? How do I keep myself from being frozen by my anxiety? How do I set all of this aside and just get the stinking reading done?