( Nov. 12th, 2011 12:20 pm)
On the bus, heading home for a few days. I'm actually doing pretty okay. She's lived longer than we were expecting her to and I'm starting to think maybe this was just a scare that nothing will come of. In any case, I'll be home until Thursday (missing a bunch of classes, which is stressful, but I was reminded firmly by Catherine that "family and health come first." Which, I will admit, is not always how I prioritize my life.

Anywho, the bus actually has working wi-fi which is exciting. It left about 2 hours late, which is not, but hey. Last minute $27 bus ride home wins convenience and cheapness prizes.

I registered for classes on Friday and didn't quite get all the ones I wanted, but it should be an interesting line up next semester. I have: Language & Culture in Society, Evolution of the Primate Life History (another science!anth class I need for credit), Gender and Literature, Anthropology of Gender: A Cross Cultural Perspective, and German (with the same teacher I have this semester, so I know she's good!)

Also on Friday I went to the neurologist. I was pretty nervous that she would tell me there was nothing that could be done, but she was really proactive and took me seriously. She agreed that it doesn't sound like I have chronic migraines, but chronic headaches which have an entirely different course of treatment than what I've tried.

She ordered an MRI for next Friday-- after so many people told us that a CT-scan sees the same thing, which is not true-- and gave me a prescription for a round of steroids that will hopefully help break the cycle. She listed a bunch of things to try if those don't work and was generally very positive and understanding. I'm so, so, so grateful.

It was also funny because she described all of the potential side effects of the steroids, beginning with:

"It could make you crazy. Hyper crazy, with too much energy and nothing to do with it."

Me: "Oh, okay. Not like crazy crazy."

Her: "Well, you could have hallucinations. Some people do."

Me: O.o oh.

So we'll see how that goes. I'm supposed to take 60mg for 5 days, then 50 the next, 40 the day after, etc. This is day one. I felt anxious and crazy this morning, but that was potentially just anxiety about getting to the bus station.

In other news, I haven't been noveling (for obvious reasons) but I'm trying to catch up because it's such a good distraction and I enjoy it. I've already written 2000 words so far today and am shooting for another 5 or 6 thousand. Since I have nothing else to do on the bus. (*ignores textbooks*)

Anyway, hope you're all doing well.
( Oct. 23rd, 2011 01:27 pm)
Not to be a Debbie Downer--- but seriously. 

Though I've been getting 8-9 hours of sleep a night, I am still exhausted every day-- must remember to get multivitamins at some point today got multivitamins, maybe my iron is low again?-- and on Friday I had a moment of what my mother says sounds like sleep deprivation. I had plans for going home, doing laundry, eating, and making apple chips. When I got there my roommate was loudly skyping a friend and doing dishes so I just- left.

I went to the plaza in the middle of campus and sat down on a bench in the semi-cold, sort of stunned and unable to think. I was sad and lonely and emotional and unable to process things. I texted a few people to see if I could go hide with anyone and eventually a friend called me, talked me through getting dinner, and then rescued me, taking me to her dorm and then along with her to Midsummer rehearsals. It was just-- weird.

I'm going to try to make an appointment for student health to see if they can give me a sleep aid, because I just can't function well anymore and I desperately need to be able to. I have a paper due tomorrow, an extra shift at the library, and paper-work like things to sort out, including declaring my major and talking to the study abroad people. I still wanna do NaNoWriMo (as I found three other people on campus who are doing it; three people I know and like!) but the state I'm in, I just can't.

Going to see Othello tonight (which should be good, assuming I can make it through awake). Goals for today: write paper, nap, get to play. Wish me luck, guys?

Also, my shoulders are so tense right now, omg. I can hear Grace yelling at me. Speaking of, I need to email her too. Auuuugh.
( Oct. 18th, 2011 09:16 pm)
Will make a proper post when I have a handle of days in which I don't have a major paper, midterm exam, large assignment, or bake sale to manage/bake for. *checks calendar* So erm. After the 24th. >.< (Or unless I need a major break before then and find time for it.)

Life is hectic, hectic, busy and I will be gradually catching up comments when I can. First day of the bake sale got us nearly $150 dollars (which is $100 more than I was expecting) and led to frantic, last minute baking so we could have stuff to sell tomorrow. Shakespeare midterm tomorrow, speaking assignment for German, new therapist and work.

Also I still haven't been sleeping well. :/ Actually resorted to a coffee-like (espresso) drink today and it was both gross and ineffective.
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( Oct. 12th, 2011 09:15 pm)
Since we last met, I failed a German quiz, got a 103% on an Irish Literature test and totally failed at taking yoga seriously at all. I like, to some degree, the physicality of it, but the spiritual bits are just not my cup of tea. I called my insurance and am going to call the neurologist tomorrow. I spoke with my Shakespeare professor who suggested that if my headaches continue to make it difficult to concentrate that I contact Disability Student Services (DSS). They can approve me for extensions, someone to take notes for me, and more time for exams. I don't feel that I'm quite to that level (I've convinced myself to be functioning, damn it) but that did make me realize:

I am enduring serious, long term, chronic pain. It's unreasonable to expect myself to do as well as I would without this pain. That's just-- too much. I don't know why it's taken this long for me to realize that less than my best is okay, because I'm not at my best.

So in summary, the meeting with my professor was very helpful. She also told me that if I ever need an extension on a paper for her class I could just let her know. She also suggested I talk to the Student Counseling Services. I am, but my therapist moved to Michigan last week and they never called me to schedule me with someone else, so I won't be seeing anyone until next week. : /

I've been feeling a little bit better. Stress and anxiety is coming in bursts, but so are times when I feel like I can sit down and write, enjoy myself and let go. I slept about twelve hours last night (which I sorely needed) and have work from 10pm to midnight today (only time I'm ever taking this shift, to make up for the lack of hours I had last week). Test tomorrow morning. Cross your fingers for me!

ALSO GREAT NEWS: I bought my plane tickets to go see Rae-la around the first of January! I'm so excited! :D :D :D :D
The bad news is as follows: since Saturday my head has felt progressively worse. I went to the doctor on Monday, who laughed at me and said "Well yeah, it hurts. You hit it." (which was about eight thousand kinds of unhelpful). Regular pain killers have had no effect on the pain and I've been having trouble concentrating. Last night it got so bad that I finally decided (with much cajoling from my mother/Morgan/Becca) that I ought to go to the emergency room just to be sure there wasn't something serious going on.

Cue spending the next five hours in the emergency room waiting, waiting, waiting, getting some stronger drugs and another ct-scan done.The scan came up clear which, on the one hand, is good because it means I don't have bleeding in the brain or any acute trauma. On the other hand it means they don't know why it hurts so badly and the knock to my head could have pushed up the level of my migraine pain for the future.

So I got a prescription for stronger meds (which I haven't dropped off yet, but need to) and a referral to a local neurologist. I skipped three classes this morning (didn't get home from the er until past two am) and emailed those professors. They were all really understanding and now I don't have to stress about my Shakespeare paper (the first draft of which was due today). The professor said I could email it to her on Friday if I was feeling up to it. So that's something good, at least.

In the mean time it just hurts so badly. I'm having a hard time focusing on anything/being productive at all. I slept in until almost noon today and I know I have work I ought to catch up on, but I don't think I have the brainpower. I'm trying to relax though. I know stressing about it will only make things worse.

*hugs everyone*
( Oct. 1st, 2011 05:02 pm)
Following yesterday's bad news several things happened.

I lost the very cute semi-claddagh style ring my mother bought for me. I lost the cable to charge my e-reader. I discovered I have about 250 pages of reading to do for next week. I discovered that my Sociocultural Anthropology textbook was $30 for a reason-- that reason being that it's missing a bunch of pages due to what looks like a printing/binding error.

My plans for grocery shopping with Morgan were put on hold because he was sick this morning. It's raining. It's cold. I haven't been sleeping well.

While I was getting out bowls for lunch I managed to nail myself in the temple with the edge of the cabinet door and have been dizzy/in pain for the past five or so hours. I got worried enough to call my mother the Officially Registered nurse and she said I was probably okay, but need someone to keep an eye on me for a bit and that I should put ice on it. All of my ice cubes are fish or flower shaped and do not make for good packages to put on one's head. I am so very tired.

Did I mention my head hurts? At least during this instance I know why.
( Sep. 18th, 2011 07:43 pm)
Status update: sick. I finally went to student health on Friday, after waking up at three in the morning and being unable to sleep for several hours. Have a sinus infection/cold/congestion issue, lost my voice briefly and am coughing a load. Woo. Follow up appointment Monday to see if anti-biotics are necessary.

So, doctor appointment tomorrow, counseling appointment Tuesday, and academic advising appointment Wednesday. Plus, Toni Morrison is coming to speak at our auditorium and I get to go see her Wednesday!

After my lack of success cooking the other day, I decided to make a bunch of things I know I can do well! So yesterday consisted of browning hamburger to put in chili to take to the potluck my friends were having, making teriyaki chicken to have as leftovers this coming week, baking more strawberry muffins, and making mushroom and barley stuffed squash. Delicious! :D So now I have lots of leftovers, some of which are in the fridge, so that I can eat well over the next week. So many dishes to do! Hooray!


in other news: I have 50 pages of my Cultural Anthropology textbook to read for Tuesday. Bahhh, better get on that!
( Sep. 8th, 2011 04:01 pm)
Despite my being overwhelmed four days ago, I'm feeling pretty good about how things are progressing. I had three classes today, and have two tomorrow (the week slows down as it ends. Tomorrow is a BioAnth lab and Irish lit). Tonight is the first film for the new Disney Movie club, which was created by some of my friends and we're watching Lion King. I'm rather excited for that.

Also, thanks (I like to think) to my efforts advertising at the Student Org fair, on Tuesday at Scrabble club we had SIX boards going. Six! That's four or five more than we usually have on the average Tuesday night! I'm thrilled! I hope the turnout is similar for Quidditch on Saturday.

In the meantime I'm experiencing some anxiety about my appointment with a therapist tomorrow. She seems nice-- as far as I can tell from our brief email exchanges and her website-- but I just. You know. Meeting new people, going new places, confronting my fears, my anxiety and the parts about my mind I don't like and am not sure I can change? It's scary. I'm scared. I'm also annoyed that I'm scared- that I get so nervous about an experience like this, which I signed up for, which I could stop at any time. It's that vulnerability of saying that I'm going and the shame (?) that comes with announcing I have issues that I need help working out. Maybe it's not shame. Maybe I'm just afraid that seeing her will actually make my issues seem more real. Because I've been dealing all my life under the pretense that I was fine and now-- I'm nervous about going to someone whose job it is to tell me that I'm not, really. Even if they also tell me how I can improve myself.

So-- cue conflicted feelings and nervousness. It's just a consultation (idk what the difference between that and a session is, but we'll see, I guess) and I will most definitely be posting more about it later on.
( Aug. 30th, 2011 12:01 am)
I'm moved in. My dorm is pretty unpacked and decorated. I've been really busy organizing and running my life. My head hurts. My cheek hurts even more today than normal, and I have like... six bruises on my shins. Plus the one in the back of my hand. Generally, though, things are going well.

First day of classes was today. My German professor is really enthusiastic and engaging, which is fabulous. That was the only class I was seriously worried about. Biological Anthropology was considerably less engaging and interesting, but I have several friends in there. The Shakespeare professor seems very funny and interesting. So good things all around on that front.

In return for my bunch of Doctor Who books [livejournal.com profile] maderr sent me a box. I was not expecting much at all (and had kind of sort of forgotten about our exchange) so you can imagine my surprise and immense glee to open a package with a wonderful new cookbook, a book of celtic poetry, two post cards, a very cute mug, and a card. Practically made my day! Thank's so much [livejournal.com profile] maderr, I really appreciate such thoughtful gifts. :)

On a similar note, I spent much of the evening cooking. Morgan and I went grocery shopping so that I could try out a bunch of the recipes I put in my new cookbook. The best success by far was the strawberry muffin recipe that [livejournal.com profile] theotherdibbler sent me! They're SO wonderfully delicious. I only made half a batch, but I'm going to make a load more. Thank goodness for frozen strawberries so that I don't have to worry about them going bad before I make some more. :D I also tried the zuccini cake recipe, but- well. I halved it, and then I realized that I bought yellow squash instead of zucchini. I made it anyway and er. It's edible. Not fabulous or anything. Morgan said it was like water in bread form. Kind of tasteless, but definitely solid. Next time I'll do better, haha.

The other things I made were much more successful (everything here was halved, and much of it saved for leftovers). I made a sort of breakfast-pizza quiche with bacon, cheese and tomatoe sauce. That turned out pretty well. The last recipe I tried was for little mushroom and leek pot pies. I didn't have leeks, so it was just mushrooms, but it was very very good. I think I'll make some more and experiment with the filling. I made two individual serving size cups and have one left for tomorrow. Mmm, good.

I also have a consultation with a psychologist for next Friday. So in summary: thank you to all of my good friends for your gifts and your support. I'm chugging along and doing pretty well all things considered.
( Aug. 24th, 2011 11:18 pm)
Procedure did not go well. It was a shot to a different nerve center somewhere behind my nose, above my pallate, but in the middle of things the doctor knicked something causing severe pain down the left side of my jaw and causing my cheek to sweel up to epic proportions. He had to abort, so the resulting pain and swelling can't even be said to have been worth it for the headache relief. My head still hurts. My face is swollen. I can't properly close my jaw to chew.


Oddly, I'm taking it better than I expected. I'm frustrated and I'm mad, but at the same time I'm resigned. I'm not going back to that doctor (even though what happened could have happened to anyone, he didn't use any anesthesia and he was bad at communicating) and the swelling should go down in a few days. I have a job interview on Friday (!!!) and I'm hoping I'll look most of the way normal by then, minus a bit a bruising.


I think I've just decided my headaches will go away when I'm back in DC. If they don't, I'll have to find some way to deal, but I just can't keep hoping for a miracle cure/procedure/drug. That hasn't worked so far.



Off to bed now. Bus ride all day tomorrow and then I'm back at school and pumped for that.
( Aug. 20th, 2011 03:42 pm)
This post is about GOOD things, of which there are quite a few in my life (even though I forget that, sometimes).


1. I am currently 10lbs lighter than I was when I first came home for the summer! That means I'm down a jean size and feeling a lot better about myself. I still have 12lbs to go before my BMI is in the 'healthy weight' range and my goal is 12 more after that, but it's a start and I'm so pleased with my progress!


2. I'm coming to terms with the things I can't control. My family has a history of depression, anxiety, a slew of other mental issues that can be inherited. I've started a conversation with my family and, through the help of a friend who is currently dealing with his own issues, have located resources in DC that I think will help me deal with these issues. I have an aunt who said she never realized how depressed she was until she went on anti-depressants-- I feel the same way about my anxiety. I'm a tightly wound person and I think speaking to a therapist will be beneficial. I'm glad that I have the support to start dealing with those issues.


3. I'm so freaking excited to go back to school. I'm heading to DC this Thursday and am most of the way packed. This year will be fantastic for several reasons, including my awesome schedule (Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Shakespeare, and 20th Century Irish Literature!) and the fact that I will have a kitchen. I spent yesterday copying and pasting recipes out of library books into a hard cover notebook, and included the ones [livejournal.com profile] theotherdibbler sent me, as well as my own cookie recipes. I'm excited to try new things and expand my recipe repertoire. If anyone else has any recipes they'd like to share, just give me a shout!


4. The above mentioned friend and I have been making plans to help each other get out more and be involved in things. He's also providing kitchen supplies (dishes, pans and things) so that we can cook more and both keep our budgets down. We signed up for a yoga class together as well, which I think is going to be much more fun for having someone I know to take it with.


5. The past week I've had the opportunity to catch up with friends I've missed all summer, hang out with people I won't see during the school year, and have some great conversations (and great food!). I've even spent some time with my sister and am planning to go bowling with her. Our relationship isn't very good, generally speaking, but we've gotten so much better that I'm actually looking forward to it.


( Aug. 9th, 2011 07:49 pm)
I had the procedure today-- that is, the occipital nerve block. Basically two shots to the back of the neck and a bunch of numbing stuff. The entire back of my head and neck were numb immediately after. Now everything just kind of hurts.

Is this going to be like when I took migraine pills and on the list of side-effects they had 'headache'? Do not want. Hoping to feel better tomorrow morning, after a night's rest.

In other news I've been listening to Cabin Pressure (the radio series, in which Benedict Cumberbatch plays) on youtube. Very funny.
Health... )

Work has fluctuated between long periods of intense boredom and short periods of... slightly less boredom. The last job my mentor gave me was essentially to clean his office... but he told me there was no rush. Whenever I felt like it. *facepalm* I've made another connection though and spent some time this afternoon doing inventory in the Sample Environment Cage, making up labels for the sample sticks. It's not exciting work, but it's much more fulfilling than what I have been doing (i.e. nothing) and I feel much more comfortable asking questions of the woman with whom I'm working than I have around my official mentor. Hopefully this means I'll have something to do for the remainder of my position at the lab-- only four more weeks!-- but if not, the books I recently ordered came in and I have things from the library to renew. :)

I've also caught up recently with a friend from high school, which has been nice. Despite not speaking regularly throughout the past year, we've picked up again easily and I got her into Sherlock (and the associated fandom). Getting to spend time with her has been a bright point in the past few weeks. As far as fandom goes, I haven't had much time/energy for writing, but I feel that I'm close to a breakthrough with the auction fics I've promised. Probably I should've warned my bidders that I am both a perfectionist, not very quick, and rather busy. I hope I give them something worth the wait.

As for you all, lovely f-list, I am behind in reading and commenting (though more so the latter than the former). I'm sorry to hear about all your troubles. It sounds like it's been a rough couple of weeks! I hope everyone makes it through alright. <3
( Jun. 29th, 2011 08:26 pm)
From [livejournal.com profile] theotherdibbler :

If you're interested in me writing you some questions, comment below with 'Come at me, bro' (Although I am going to alter the meme here and say you can say something else if that phrase is as uncomfortable to you as it is to me)
I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
 Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

1) On the matter of fun socks - what are the coolest socks you have ever owned?

I had multicolored striped toe socks once. They were both cool in the sense that they were awesome and cool in the sense that toe socks do not help your toes conserve heat. But they were so much fun!

2) If you could do one thing in your life, what would it be?

I'm gonna go with: publish a book that has an impact on people. I want to challenge people, I want to help them. And I also really wanna publish a book.

3) What is your favourite type of cookie?

Chocolate chip. Nothing in the world beats a warm, soft chocolate chip cookie that is not too flat and not too cake-like. This also happens to be one cookie I have not managed to make successfully from scratch myself. /fail

4) How many hats do you own?

Five or six for everyday-wear and about that many more wintertime hats. Plus .5 for the one I'm halfway through crocheting myself!

5) What is one thing you have done today (other than this meme)?

Had a CT Scan, which in and of itself was not that bad, considering you lay on a little platform and a machine goes 'whirrr' around you. The circumstances surrounding the test were the more interesting/horrible. I've been having increasingly bad headaches for the past month. Last week the doctor started me on antibiotics in case of sinus infection, with no improvement. Two days ago I restarted the migraine meds I had stopped taking about a year ago, which have made me a weepy anxious wreck, which has been very stressful on top of the continued pain.

Today I had the scan to see if my sinuses are really the issue. During the test they had to put in an IV. I'm pretty bad with needles. I seriously dislike them and am rather squeamish, but I put up with it. The weepy-ness got to me though, and freaked the nurse out a bit, I think. Not even to mention that of all the things I could be allergic to, I'm allergic to medical tape and latex. The only benefit of the entire operation so far has been the three and a half hours I got to take out of the middle of my work day. Luckily we're traveling for the 4th of July and after tomorrow's workday I have the next six blessed days off.
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( Feb. 21st, 2011 12:46 pm)
I'm okay, everybody. Friday night and the hours into Saturday I couldn't sleep were terrible, but I'm doing pretty well. On Saturday, when I wanted nothing more than to hide in my room all day, my friends dragged me out to the quidditch match right after I woke up. Then they convinced me to actually play. We went out for lunch afterward and then came back to the dorm to watch Sherlock Holmes (with Jude Law and RDJ), so I didn't have time to mope or feel sorry for myself, which was exactly what I needed. I also went to go see 12 Angry Men that night, because Rachel had the part of the guard.

Sunday composed of a bit of moping, watching a lot of television, and crocheting. I've set up an Etsy shop, which you can find here.There isn't much in there at this point, but several people have suggested I start one, so I finally did. I'm uncomfortable putting up things that come straight out of the Creepy Cute Crochet book, so it'll mostly all be modified designs up there. However, if anybody wants something specific there's a button to request a custom item. I'm up for anything. :)

Funny thing is, I only just learned that I was doing the most basic crochet stitch (the single crochet) wrong this entire wrong, which explains why I couldn't tell any difference between it and a slip stitch in my work. Who knew! If I do the stitch correctly the plushies I make come out about 5 inches tall. I kind of prefer the smaller, 2.5 inch ones though, so maybe I'll keep doing it wrong sometimes.

I have a bunch of homework to catch up on and a bit of cleaning to do. Next week is sort of busy, and my parents are coming in to town. I was going to bake today, but I'm not sure now that I'll get around to it. We'll see!
( Dec. 22nd, 2010 07:33 pm)
Ugh.

So family visiting aside (which was actually quite endurable, verging on fun) the beginning of break has been not so great. Namely, this is because I got food poisoning on Monday night, and spent the entirety of yesterday in bed/ the bathroom. Today I'm still all exhausted and weak, not managing full meals quite yet and generally not enjoying myself.

Tomorrow my parents and I are driving down to Atlanta to see Cirque du Soleil, which I'm quite looking forward to. The upcoming holiday itself shouldn't be bad either, all things considered, and the day following Christmas, we're going to see a glass art exhibit in Nashville, meeting my grandparents there for a nice little day outing. Hopefully after that I'll actually be willing and able to meet up with my friends (whom I haven't really seen yet).

The traveling of the first two days of break brought some nice results, in that I finished a couple of crochet critters and snagged a bit of my grandmother's ridiculous collection of yarn. She has like, eight or nine giant tubs of the stuff- stacked all the way to the ceiling in the closet of one of the bedrooms. It's ridiculous! Here are some pictures of my latest creation, your friendly neighborhood angel Castiel from Supernatural. He's missing his coat and tie, but I did what I could and am pretty pleased with how he turned out. Hair, for the record, is hard to do.

Cut for picture! )
 

Now I'm off to read things. I got the latest Bartimaeus book, The Ring of Solomon (which is actually a prequel, and has been wonderful so far), and am also currently perusing with interest the annotated Shadow of the Templar story. Quite good distractions for a gurgling stomach. *curls up*
( Dec. 8th, 2010 07:35 pm)
Ughhhh

/whine )

I baked for AQWA tonight at the really short notice request of the president and I don't want to go fuckshitdamn and the cookies turned out okay. I didn't have colored sugar, which was disappointing, and I'm running out of flour, but I think everyone will be pleased with them and if not fuck them.

Catherine was great, as usual. More when I have something nice to say, hopefully.
( Nov. 20th, 2010 02:53 pm)
I'm writing today off as a loss. Woke up after 11 hours of sleep (which I desperately needed) with a migraine. Took a red pill for it (I can have up to three) and watched Supernatural, which was good. Took another pill. Geared up in hat and sunglasses to walk to Safeway. Got back and am currently in my room with the blinds closed and only one small light on. Considering taking another pill :/ I haven't had a migraine practically all semester, so I guess it could be worse. But still. Ouch.

May write some more today, or may just watch comfort television. I wanted to go see A Chorus Line (one of the local theater groups is putting it on, and today is the last showing) but all three people I might have gone with have canceled and I'm not sure I want to go alone. The music is good, but plot-wise I find the show to be less than compelling. 

*curls up under blankets*

EDIT:
Oh, also two exciting things have happened/are happening in my life. The first is that the LGBT Resource Center needs another student coordinator and I sent in an email asking about the position and essentially letting them know I want to apply. The second is that I got into all the classes I wanted for next semester. I'm taking Creative Writing, Imitations (a Dean's seminar on poetry), Public Communication, Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology, Intro to Logic and Genetics. \o/ That's 18 credits (which is 4 more than this semester, essentially) and I might die (or drop a class) but I'm pretty psyched for it right now. The way the classes fell, I have no classes on Monday and only two on Friday. :D
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( Oct. 26th, 2010 07:59 pm)
Bad news: ill effects from yesterday turned out to be strep throat (probably, waiting on the lab to confirm). I got an hour's wait in health services, and a bottle of antibiotics for my trouble. Also, a note excusing me from all classes today and tomorrow (woo! Catch up on work/sleep until my brain functions again day!).

Also, I went to see Catherine. She was ecstatic when I showed her my gnome book. She wrote down the title and author and everything. So I guess, today wasn't a total loss.

*floats off to pain reliever land*
( Oct. 19th, 2010 05:35 pm)
It feels like it has been forever since we last spoke, f-list. Fear not! It has only been a week in actuality and I have returned!

Playing catch up... )

In other news I finally caved on NaNoWriMo- or, I suppose, not so much caved as created a back up plan. I intend to pledge 1000 words every day on [livejournal.com profile] mini_nanowrimo. I've been writing 750 every day for the past 70 or so days on 750words.com, so I hope this increase will be less intimidating. If I go over and end up hitting the 50000 word mark, that's great. If not, I still reached a goal, so that's great too.

AND ON A RELATED NOTE: I'd like to float this idea with you. Who all out there is doing NaNo or [livejournal.com profile] mini_nanowrimo? Roll call! Do you have friends who are doing either? Do you think they would be interested in the following idea (and if you do, would you send them over here? I was thinking of setting up a community for our little corner of the internet that is taking on one of these challenges. It would be a place to post snippets of what you're working on, complaints, rants, setbacks, encouragement, etc. I was thinking we could do a weekly post to comment with the line you wrote that you love the most, or your most interesting character, or 'include the following in your next chapter' posts, or other things like that. Just a bit of support for like-minded people, since I for one will have a very small rl support group and think this would be a cool idea. Anyone interested?
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