Thursday, November 25, 2010

Why no update this week, and Happy Thanksgiving

For readers of Once Upon A Tweet, I'm sorry that Monday came and you didn't see chapter 4 waiting for you.  I do have the chapter written.  I'll try to get it typed up and send to my beta during the weekend.  So look for it next week.  I have to put school first the last few weeks.  I have a F in one of my classes and I have to work to get it to a C or I'll have to retake it.  I may have to anyway.  I also have an Exam, Article Summary 3, and the final essay for ENG 271.  Then I have to this week type up my article for Project 3 in MCM 100.  I have one last test in that class.  Then I have to work on the Project and study for the final in GEO 100, this is the class with a F.  So I'm going to be busy.  I'll try to get out a short Christmas story to finish up the Halloween story, but well you'll have to wait and see.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Update



I know I haven’t bloged in a long time.  Well I’ve been busy.  I got a 90 on my last Test in MCM 100 and I got a 91 on Project II.  I’ve gotten my Article Summary I up from a high B to a low A.  I got a 99 on my Middle Ages exam.

K.  I almost bloged yesterday.  I watched Oprah.  I normally don’t, but well when it says Backstreet boys I watch.  When I saw Kevin I almost cried.  It was great to see all five guys together.  I loved it when the audience cheered when Kevin sang his solo in “I want it that way”.  I have heard that song sung by them live in person only once, but it was worth it.  Later this month marks the anniversary of when I saw them in concert.  I felt like that 13 year old again, I was still 13 when I saw them, but it was for my 14th birthday.

Another thing.  I am a Gaga fan.  So when I heard about a college offering a class on her I was like what the ……  I really don’t think it would be a good idea.  A lot of people are taking classes thanks to the Feds, I know I am.  I have a class I would like to take, but my major wouldn’t cover it so sadly I can’t take it.  Any way, I think it’s a waste of time and money for the school.



Celeica Leigh
Aka Leigh_Audra
Aka Audra

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Morpheus – the Greek and Roman god of Dreams


It is said he could take the form of anyone in a dream.  Hmm.  Think on that.  So he’s not someone you want to mess with.  He is a leader.  Good.  Now I’m not going to give it away why he’s so willing to help Jareth.  You have to read the story to find that out, but I will give you a peek at him.  None of the artwork I have links to belongs to me.


 
This panting may seem familiar.  I used it for Kieran in The Return Of The Princess.  But they just seem to work for Morpheus as well.

So I hope that helps.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just Another Day of Rest


Well I took my brother to school this morning.  It was in the 40s people.  The 40s in October!  Then I came home.  I brought the dog back in and started my laundry.  I walked a bit and then fell asleep off and on till 1.  Had a lunch of Wild Rice and Chicken soup and grilled cheese.  Then typed up answers to the Mod 6.1 Questions for GEO 100.

I put this in an AN on a chapter of Persephone, but not on my blogs.  I’m on Twitter.  I’m CeleciaLeigh, which is my pen name.  Yeah, I know I’ve caved.  But I really just tweet about what I’m doing.  It’s not much.  It is actually easier in my opinion to just read my blog at the end of the day.  I may just use it to post about what’s going on with the stories.

I had to rework a bit of Chapter 15 today.  I had to make it easy for the readers to understand that it was taking place at sunset.  I’m getting ready to start on the love scene, well Chapter.  This is the big one.  I really only do one pre story if I do it.  I can gladly blame Teresa Medeiros.  She’s my favorite romance author.  Of course I’m following her on Twitter now.  I doubt she’s following me.

Anyway, there are still people picking up kids at the civic center.  So unless a cop comes and tells us to no longer park there, or we get something from the school, I and I think others will still go there.  Of course I’m getting there later so I’m not parked there for too long.

K.  For dinner, I had a chicken breast and two roasted potatoes.  I used olive oil and some rosemary and spices.  I liked it.  I also made, for my dad and brother, mashed potatoes and green beans (I make theirs with bacon and the beans are cooked till mush.  I don’t like it this way.  I like them to still be a bit crunchy.).  My dad didn’t like the food, so he made him some bacon and eggs.  My brother liked everything but the chicken.  Ah.  I can’t please them.  Tomorrow night is Chicken noodle soup.  Hopefully it turns out good.

Well lunch tomorrow is another salad and Capri sun lemonade.  I will have another diet Dew with me.  It’ll probably last all day like the last one.  Well that’s all for today.  Until next time.

Celeica Leigh
Aka Audra

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day of Classes

I woke up at around midnight with belly pain. It went away. I feel better now at 9:09 am. I took some Gas X. I got some sleep.

 No real pain. It did show, but it came and went. Mostly I've been fine. I am hurting once again in my lower right belly. It's the same old pain. Nothing new. I did think it might have something to do with the sub I had yesterday for lunch. I think the last time I had the pain this bad was when I had a sub. Oh, well. Lunch today is a salad. I'll eat it near noon.

My MCM 100 professor has added something to Project II. He wants a written info on who I'm interviewing and what's the subject. I can do it. He wants to know where it took place. Well lets see. At my home using yahoo instant messenger, but I'll say phone.

I just have to get together with her and work on it.

I worked on chapter 15 of my ff.net work. I'm typing it up now. I still need to type up my ENG 271 Notes, but I'll do it on thursday. I worked on my GEO 100 project. I stopped when I said I'm heading to Eygpt. I can't find a flight from St. Petersburg Russia to Cario. I need one, I may just make up a flight. If I get it done on Thursday, then I've up todate on where we are in the chapters.

K. My English Professor has it now where when we get to class we now have a quiz. She wants to be sure we are reading the works. Not much else to report there.

So when I was coming home, the road I come home on was blocked. So I had to turn around and go the other way.

I paid the cable, internet, bill. Then picked up my brother.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

First Saturday of October 2010

Well I slept late.  All because I was having a good dream and I wanted to get back to it.  Anyway, still don’t know about the Exam in ENG 271.  I wrote up my idea for the radio interview and I’ll turn it in at the next class meeting.

I did update Persephone on Thursday.  I felt good about that.  I’m going to try and work on Chapter 13 a bit over the weekend.  I found my article for Article Summary II.  It’s on the “Song of Roland.”  I couldn’t find anything on the one I wanted to do.  :( 

I’ll start working on as we cover the work more.  Hopefully I’ll get my grade on the first one back on Tuesday.  I got my journal back on Thursday.

I did pretty well, except she got on me because of one entry.  She asked that we write what we had learned that day in class.  Well, when we’re covering Ancient History, I know a good bit about this.  So I used that entry to explain that I knew a lot and did not learn anything in class.  So she took two points off just because I told the truth.  Well next time she ask me to give her what I have learned, I’ll tell her what I know.  Then in a few small sentences give a brief summary of what she went over.

About the parking thing.  I think it was only for Friday.  I mean the signs were these clear plastic things with stick on letters.  They weren’t any official street sign.  I had forgotten that on Friday there was going to be a Fall Carnival at the Civic Center.  So I’ve told my brother I would either be there or at where I parked on Friday.

I am working on the Review questions for Module 6.1 in GEO 100.  I really need to get to work on the project.  I’m going to use the hour before MCM 100 when I’m at campus to work on it.  I should be finished with it soon.  

Friday, September 24, 2010

Quick little AN

Well I posted an AN, author's note, on Persephone.  I explained how busy I have been with school and the fact I'm having an exam and doing the article summary this coming week.  I'll try to post an update soon.  I do plan to work on Chapter 12, I just can't do it at the moment, even though I want to.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The First Day of Fall


Well this morning I made my brother and me bacon and cheese biscuits.  I got a fairly good parking space today.  I’m pretty close to the building I’m in all day.  I went to the library and typed up the two sections of the article for today.  I am already on the 3rd page.  I still have two more to do and one is really long.  I’ve already gone in and looked to see if there was anything I could remove, and not affect the summary of the article so I don’t go over five pages.

K.  I finally have Test 1 and Project 1 back in MCM 100.  I got an 88/100 on Test 1 and a C+ on Project 1.  He really went on about the fact I didn’t have a quote from a bookstore manager.  Not my fault.  I had tried to contact him, but he never replied to my email.  I feel that if you have given out your email, then you should answer it.  Oh, well.  I’ll post the article I wrote maybe tomorrow.  Well now that we have had our first test, my MCM 100 professor has decided to do open book pop quizzes.  I guess it cause so many of us aren’t paying attention to him since he isn’t really doing anything.  Some are reading the book, others are writing notes from the book, and some are doing other classes’ work.
So after class, which was let out early, like 10 minutes or something.  I went to the library and typed up more of my blog, which is above.  I did debate working on the article summary, but I plan to use the time before ENG 271 to study.

K.  In GEO 100, Quiz 2 opens today.  I plan to take it tomorrow.  I have already turned in the Chapter 5 Review Questions.  I need to work on the Class Project. The project is a trip around the world, money is no object.  I have to visit every section of the world that is covered in my book.  I have my theme.  I’m going with locations of movies.  I plan to go from here to New York, New York.  I will of course visit Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty.  Then I plan to go to Europe, mostly because it was the first area covered.  I plan to go to either Greece or Italy.  These are two places I really want to go.  I am of course half Italian American so it kinda makes sense.  Then I have to go to Russia.  I will say I went to St. Petersburg or whatever it’s called now.  Blame Anastasia, the Fox movie.  Then I have to decide where I go from there.  I can’t remember right now which area is next.  I have a rough outline.  I plan to go to India, Egypt, Australia, Madagascar, Peru, and Thailand.  I was going to do ancient religions or cultures, but that didn’t’ really work.  I could still do it, but the movie idea works a bit better.

You can all tell me what you think.  I will post a bit of it every now and then.  It’s due in December, but I want to be finished with it before I have to start working on my final essay in ENG 271.  I have a good question, who really thinks that someone can write a 3-5 page paper in two days.  I mean I could, but I like to stretch it out so that it’s not too much on me.  I’ll be finished with this one before Monday.  I’m still studying for the Exam on Ancient World.  I have filled out my index card.  I picked things that I know for sure will be on the exam and some things I may have a hard time remembering.  I will of course tell you all how this all goes.

K. So I went to the library orientation my ENG 271 professor made us go to.  I sat through something that I already knew.  Then we went into the library.  I found out that the article that I have so much done for isn’t going to work.  So now I have a new one and I’m going to work on it.

Also I have to take the quiz, which I changed to today instead of tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Last Day of Summer


Well today I started on the article summary.  I should have the summary part finished in two more days.  Then I have to do my response.  I’m hoping that the summary takes up most of the 3-5 pages.  I don’t have much to reposed to the article.  So far I agree with it completely.  I have six parts to cover and I’ve already done the first two.  So tomorrow while at campus I’ll do the next two and then on Friday I’ll do the last two and work on the response over the weekend.  It’s not due till next Thursday, but I feel better knowing that it is done ahead of time.

On another English 271 note, my first “exam” will be on Tuesday, next week, so I’ve printed out my notes and I’ve started to study.  She’s allowing us one 4x6 index card, only one side, for information.  I’m wishing I had just taken this class online.  I would have to write two big papers, but that would be fine cause I would have quizzes and I would have tests that were open book.

I’ve got a rough outline for the GEO 100 project.  I just need to start the research part.

I’ll let you all know about the Test and Project I in MCM 100, when I get info on them.

Well I pooped three times today.  And the last two ended up mushy.  I think it had to be all the apple juice I have been drinking today.  My dad says it makes you go.

Had a little pain in belly today, but not too bad.  My right ankle is still bugging me.  I think it might be tendonitis.  I could ask my cousin.  She is going to school to be a physical therapist.  She would know.

Anyway, that’s all for today.  I may start telling you all what’s going on with my Sims from Sims 3.  I just killed off the parents and had their daughter with her husband get a big house so that his mother could move in with them.  I’m planning to make them have triples so they’ll need all the help they can get.

Monday, September 20, 2010

May Know What's Wrong


Not much to report today.  Except I may have found out what’s wrong with me.  I got some GasX.  Well it seems that all I have had is gas.  I’m not 100% convinced yet, but I’ll give it a few days.

It would be really bad if all it was gas.  If it is I feel really bad.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

From Thursday to Sunday


Well I haven’t posted in the last few days since nothing has really happened.  Not much happened today either, but I figured I would let you all know what’s going on.  I got the bill from St. Vincent’s.  It’s over $2,000.  That doesn’t include the $400 and something bill for the CT scan.  So I have to call and try to set up a payment plan.  Anyway, still having pain, but it’s not bad.  It’s just annoying.

Oh, on Thursday, I took my first test in MCM 100.  It wasn’t too bad.  Also I turned in my article.  I never heard back from the manager so I had to write it without him.  I didn’t lie.  I used information I gained by looking at the bookstore website.  The next project is a recording.  So I have to think about what I’m going to do that on.

Well you all know about ENG 271 so I wont’ say anything there.

Mostly for the last few days I’ve been playing Sims 3.  I’ve started on the questions for Chapter 5 in GEO 100.  Also I’m looking over things for the quiz this week in the class.

I haven’t worked on Persephone since I last updated.  I did finally clean up my room on Saturday, aka yesterday.

Not much else to tell you all.  So hope you have a good week.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Venting


I have a few things to vent out today.  I'll go in order that the happened in.

1. In ENG 271, we were once again covering The Aeniad.  Well in it brings up Cassandra.  You know the priestess that Apollo cursed where no one would believe her because she refused to be his bride.  Well someone brought her up and I was trying to explain that little fact, which by the way is in the book, and I got hushed.  She did apologize after class, but I felt like that it was useless.  Cassandra plays a part in what happens to the Greeks.  Because Ajax the lesser rapes her in the temple of Athena, Athena punishes the Greeks.

2. When a county is going to do work on a dead end street, they need to warn the residents.  When I came home from campus at about 2:00 pm, I had to wait for them to move a bulldozer.  I did see someone paint on the yards and things yesterday, but there was no warning.  Did they not think that someone could come home?  I was really worried cause the car was about to over heat and I really needed to get back home.  I almost parked in my yard, but we do have a small ditch.  Not good for my little car.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

10 Gal Set Up


Well took my brother to school.  Then came back home and washed clothes.  Played Sims 3 till finished.  Then went to Hobby Lobby and got the cover for Buddy’s tank.  Then went to wal-mart and got me two pairs of jeans.  I can’t fit in my 16s in anymore.  Then got me a footlong from subway.  Then came home ate, sub and study for test tomorrow.

Then started on Buddy’s tank and changing the water in his bowl.  The 10 gal is all set up.  I may have to get a new heater.  Great.  I can’t put him in it until the tank is cycled, which could take up to a month or more.

Not much else to say for today.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Golden Arrows - Persphone Chapter 11


What are the golden arrows?  Well we all know that Cupid, Eros, used arrows to make others fall in love, well those were the golden arrows.  The lead arrows were used to make hate.  Simple isn’t it.

Jareth’s parents.  I won’t go too far into detail about them.  I plan to cover more about them in the story.  I still don’t have a name for his stepfather yet.  I’m trying to decide on that.  Anyway Volupta was a name for Eros and Psyche’s daughter.  I had a list and chose the one that sounded like someone who would name their son Jareth.  And yes his father name is Greek.  It means honorable.  So that tells you a bit about him.

In this chapter we learned a bit about Jareth’s past.  His mother left him behind because she had become madly in love with someone.  Hmm.  That sounds familiar.  Yes Jareth sees a bit of himself in Toby, but he is really like Sarah.  Both have a parent who doesn’t care about them anymore.  This of course hasn’t happened to me in real life.  Which I have to say makes me lucky.

Well this is chapter 11 and I have 20 planned.  So we now have six days left.

Class Before Test


Well got to campus.  Typed up my article for MCM 100 and then my notes for ENG 271.  Went to class.  Sat there bored.  I’ve noticed that a few people are actually doing work from other classes in this class since he isn’t really teaching us anything.

Then after that class, I typed up what I had written for Chapter 11 in MCM 100 and finished it.  Then I went to ENG 271.  We’re starting The Aeneid.

The guy came to look at the AC, but it seems to be fine.  I got Buddy a 10 gal tank now.  I have to get something to put on the top.  I still need a kit, but I have a plan to get it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Day Of Cleaning


Well I should mention that I got no sleep last night.  I did take a maybe 90 min nap.  We cleaned the house mostly today.  I did get Buddy’s filter.  Now I need to get ready to cycle his tank.  I wrote the essay I needed for ENG 271.  Tomorrow I’ll write my article.

Not much to report today.

Oh, wait.  The AC seems to be working, but the guy is coming tomorrow to look at it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Sunday With No AC


Pooped twice early this morning.  Everything looked normal in color. 

I slept late again, not good.  AC still seems to be out.  We need a new thermostat and my dad went and got one.  Now the guy that we get to come and check out our system is coming to tomorrow.  I think this is the big one.

Oh, I figured I would live you a link to my recipes blog.  There is only one recipe, but I plan to post others.  I just haven’t written up yet.


I plan to redo my Chicken curry, but I need to make it so I can remember what goes in it.

I know it’s still September, but we’re already coming up with our Christmas lists.  It’s easy for my brother.  For me not so much.  See I don’t really want much.  Now before you go all well that’s nice.  See I would like a laptop for school.  I don’t want one under $500, mainly cause I found one right there that has all I want.  I just know how my family will react to the request.  I really don’t want anything else.  Once they had offered to get me one, but my dad talked them out of it.  Now I would really like one.  I still plan to write my notes, but I can go to the library and I’ll always have a computer and not have to sit and wait for a computer to open up.

Anyway, I posted a blog before this just about my writing of Chapter 10.  I’m doing that for my reading so they can read what’s going on with the stories and not have to if they don’t want to see what’s going with me.  

No real pain today.  A bit in my back, but not too bad.

Well that’s all for today.

Persephone - Chapter 10

Oh, I’m reworking things a bit.  I thought I would explain a bit more about how the Underground was created and why.  It’ll be coming up in a later chapter.  I promise it will help you all understand.  I hope.  I know there is another story on ff.net that using the Greek gods are the creators of the Underground, but mine will be a bit different.

I have hinted at a past in event in this chapter.  The idea is to help explain things about the creation of the Underground and everything and also explain why Jareth didn’t want the High King brought up.  It will work wonderfully I hope.

I may go back and rework some of the story to fit into my new story, but it might work as is.  I have to think about it.  Anyway, I plan for there to be 20 chapters at least.  So with Chapter 10 we’re almost there, but of course things can change.  I’ll tell you more of my thinking at a later time.

Now if you would please leave me a comment on what you think about the info given here on the story.

Oh, I’ve yet to decide if I will do a Halloween story this year.  I may do a Christmas one.  It all depends on what’s going on with me.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6075052/1/Persephone_The_Sequel_to_The_Labyrinth

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11/10, 9 years later


9 years today.  9 years “since the world stopped turning.”  It’s nine years later and yes there is still a hole in lower Manhattan, but slowly the Freedom tower, or Tower 1, is rising.  We’ve rebuilt the Pentagon, but can we really move on.  We cannot forget what happened that day.  We need to watch the footage day after day so we don’t forget it.  I feel sometimes there are people who want to forget, but we can’t.  We can’t because of the innocent people lost that day.  Those who were just going to work, those who were just flying to go to California, and we can’t forget the children on those planes.  Yes I know some of you may not agree with everything I say, but I have the right to say it.  I’m just saying what I feel and trying not to go too far. 

Allow me to tell you all that day for me.

I was in the gym of my high school, the first bell had just rung, when the first plane it.  I then went to Algebra I.  We didn’t have a TV in the room so we worked on our work, but when I got to World History, I almost cried as watched the towers fall in the replay.

I didn’t see it happen as so many did that day, but I felt it just the same.  I knew someone in high school who lost family that day.  So it did touch me in away.  I still remember listening to “Where Were You As The World Stop Turning?” for the first time.  I cried and I still do.

I know that some people don’t like George W. Bush, but he did say something that was of great comfort.  We all remember his speech on the pile of rumble at Ground Zero on 9/14/01.  So please allow me to quote him.

“I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people -- and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

I don’t care what party you are.  We must remain strong against those who caused this country a great pain; because we made a promise to those we lost that day.  Four words that we cannot forget.  WE WILL NEVER FORGET

I have included links to the speech and videos I will play today.  Of course I will listen to our National Anthem as I have since 9/11/02.  This how I remember that day.  GOD BLESS THE USA!

Remember this is a day to remember.  It does not matter what party you belong to, we are all Americans and we must all join together to defeat our enemy.







TODAY

I slept till almost 3 pm again.  The AC seems to be broken, again.  No fever.  I’m having a bit of pain, but nothing too bad.  If it feels like TOM pains then I’ll be worried.  Played SIMS 3, worked on Chapter 4 questions.  Also I worked on Chapter 10.  I’ll try to get it posted tomorrow.  I took Quiz 1 for GEO 100.  I know I missed one question.

That’s really all for today.

Friday, September 10, 2010

12 Years Since My Life Changed For The Better


12 years.  12 years of what.

For me it has been 12 years since I became a Backstreet boys' fan.  I can still remember that night.  I watched them perform “Everybody (Backstreet’s back).”  That night I became a fan.  I’ve followed them since then.  I missed them the five years they didn’t have an album.  I was so happy in 2005 when they came out with a new one.  I miss Kevin, but for some reason it doesn’t feel as bad as when Geri left the Spice girls.  Maybe it’s because I had only been a fan of them for a few months and not years, like with BSB.

I know the group isn’t as popular as they once were, but to me they are still important.  Their music helped me through a lot of the hard times.  So thanks guys for everything, of course you may never read this, but that’s ok.  All five of you helped me when I needed it.

I’m quoting Kevin, with this.  He once said this, but I may not have it just right, but it made since to me and still does.  Kevin, sorry if I get it wrong, this is just how I remember it.

“I would rather have people turn to our music versus drugs.”

For me they were my drug.  I would listen to them everyday after school to make me feel better.

I was picked on for a very long time.  I think it finally stopped in eighth grade.  I really didn’t have friends.  I was alone.  I would make sorta friends, but they really only lasted the year.  I had been hurt too many times even back then.  So I didn’t let people get real close to me, I still don’t.  My mother is one of the reasons now.

TODAY

I took my brother to school.  I came home and walked a bit.  I then checked my emails.  I went on to my online class and asked about the quiz.  Then I worked a bit on Chapter 9 for Persephone.  Then I slept off and on till around 2:30.  I got my brother and worked on Chapter 9 some more.  Cooked supper.  Then worked on the chapter again.  Then came down to the basement and typed up what happened to me today as well as to start typing up Chapter 9.

I’ll try to take Quiz 1 for GEO 100 tomorrow.  I’ll study till then.  I hope to have Chapter 9 up and running tonight.  I need to rework Chapter 8 a bit.  I had a few typos.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Thursday Classes After ER

Well I went to class today.  During my first hour in the library, I typed up all of my ENG 271 notes.  Then during MCM 100, I wrote most of Chapter 8 for Persephone.  Then during my second hour in the library, I finished it and updated the story.  Then in ENG 271 we covered Seneca.  I need to type up the notes and do the journal entry for it.  I came home and played Sims 3 for 30 mins.  Then went and got my brother.  Then came home and played Sims 3 for maybe an hour.  Made tacos, took my shower and came down stairs to type this up.  After posting to my blogs, I will begin typing up my GEO 100 work for the week.  Then I’ll go up to my room and study for the quiz I’ll be taking tomorrow.

The bump I believe is unchanged.  The only pain I had for most of the day was in my left hip.  I took some Tylenol during classes to help with it.  I felt pretty much felt fine except for the few times I had pain.  I have been having pain to the upper left of my belly button a bit lately.  It comes and goes.  I’m really tired and that’s all because of yesterday.  I didn’t get much sleep last night because of the naps.  Well that’s all for now.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Weekly Day of Rest 9/8/10

Well, I took my brother to school.  Then I came home.  I watched TV.  Then I did a bad thing.  I let myself sleep off and on till 2.  Then I started on my GEO 100 work.  I got mostly finished.  Then went and got my brother from school.  Then started the green beans for supper.  Played Sims 3 for an hour.  Then cooked the potatoes and chicken for supper.  Then watched TV as I reorganized my new binder, changed purses, and read Seneca.  Then took my shower.  Finally I came down to type this up.  So that’s today in a nutshell.  No real pain today.  The bump really isn’t sore anymore.  I think it’s about the same as yesterday so no photos to post.

Oh, wait.  My aunt called telling me about the episode of Dr. Oz she was watching about back pain.  She repeated that it could be because of my weight.  She said I should watch it.  I then told her that where we live the show had already aired, Dr. Oz comes on at 11 am. for where I live.  I told her about the bump being smaller.  That was really all we talked about.

About the professor in MCM 100, I’m guessing it’s going to be the book.  I have it now.  The cheapest book I got was $50 or so.  The other two were over $100 and there is a good chance they won’t buy back one of them.  One of the girls mentioned that sometimes when we ask a question he goes around it.  He’s so like my THR 120 from over the summer term.  At least this time there will be tests.  Oh, I appeared to not be renting the two books I thought I was.  I paid full price, so I guess I’ll get the money back at the end of term.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I wore my mineral makeup for the first time today. It didn’t feel like I was wearing anything.

I got my textbooks finally. I spent $400 on all three, and I’m renting two of them. I couldn’t find the book for MCM 100 for rent. So after getting my textbooks, I went to the library and read what I needed for MCM 100.
In MCM 100, a few aren’t happy that the professor doesn’t really cover the text. He takes most of the class time talking about news articles that he ends up passing around. I don’t read. Today he talked about a radio program that was on Friday. Well you all know what was going on with me on Friday. Like I was going to listen to a radio show. Then he passed out an ad for a Kindle. Like I was going to look at it. Then he began talking about newspapers.

I did have some pain. It was around the bump, my left side, and my left lower back. It wasn’t too much.

Then I had lunch and went into the library. I read what I needed for ENG 271 and then got on a computer to get notes ready for it. I then started to have a pain in my upper left belly, above my belly button. I took it fairly easy.

We covered The Republic by Plato. I have another entry to do. I plan to do it tomorrow. Also I plan to do my GEO 100 work tomorrow as well.

I got home and relaxed before I went and got my brother. I fixed Chili for dinner. At about 6 pm, I pooped and I’m glad to say that it looked normal. So glad that’s over.

Well that’s all. Oh, wait. I have pictures to show how the bump as gotten smaller.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

2010 Labor Day

After I posted yesterday, I update Persephone. I’m working on chapter 7 now. I had to ask help from my old beta. I thought that I was making Jareth just a little too nice and she agreed. Can’t have him too nice yet. It’s too soon.

I’m going to classes tomorrow. I feel a little pain, but nothing major. Oh, I’ve reread the information the ER doctor gave me. He says to go back to my medical doctor. Well, lets see. They’re the ones who said if I wasn’t better to go to the ER, and not to a gastroenterologist. What help are they going to be. Of course if I have a hernia, they may be able to find it.

I pooped around midnight. It’s still dark, but no stringing. Could I still be getting rid of Pepto from a few days ago, or is it the meds they gave me in the ER? The only thing odd about it is the color. I know it’s gross, but I have to watch these things for info to give to doctors. If it doesn’t clear up soon, I’ll mention it to my dad.

I got groceries. I’m still trying to take it easy. I changed everything in my oldish binder to my newer one. I’ll be getting my books tomorrow. I plan to give the two girls who said they would take notes for me my school email so that they can email them to me.

I really do think the bump is getting smaller, but it’s still there.

I wrote my journal entry for ENG 271, it didn’t take me long. I’ve decided to buy all three books. That way if something happens I have all three, also I can use the book for GEO 100 to help me study.

Well, that’s all for today.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Full Day After ER Visit

Last night when I pooped, it stung. It still looks like I’m getting rid of Pepto. I slept in again, but not as late as yesterday. I had some pain in my belly. It’s still in my left side, but also I had some in a line with my belly button in the middle. The bump is still there, but it doesn’t feel like it has before. My right arm is still sore from the IV. I read a story I copied from ff.net to my old mp3 player, which seems to have disappeared from ff.net, A'Chomraich, I can’t remember who wrote it. I really liked it and I used an idea from it in my very popular The Return of The Princess.

Any way, I worked on Chapter 6 of Persephone early this morning. I plan to work on it a bit more. Actually I may decide that it’s finished and typed it up tonight. If I do that it will be short, but I feel that it’s the perfect place to stop. I will be nice and tell you all that Jareth does have a timeline in which he has to do something or he’ll lose Sarah forever.

I promise to update if anything major happens. I have yet to decide about classes on Tuesday. I would like to go and get my textbooks. Also I really do think I have a pinched nerve, sometimes when I’m at my computer my hands will go numb and I’m using them. Also at times I’ve had my foot go to sleep and I was just sitting in my chair like normally, but of course this doesn’t not explain the bump on my belly.

Oh, I’ve posted my first reply to a letter on my bunny blog, and also I posted my first recipe. So check it out. Oh, and if you go or are on my main blog and not my spark blog, please leave a comment. I would really like to hear from you all.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

ER LAST NIGHT

Last night I went to the ER at St. Vincent’s, after waiting hours, I finally got back into a room. They did a urine test and blood tests. Also I got a CT scan. I also got my first IV, and now I know how much they hurt. I barely moved my right arm; I’m still having pain. Any way, the doctor didn’t find anything bad, like a cyst or a tumor. I could have a small hernia or a pinched nerve in my back.

So I know some very bad things that I don’t have, but I still don’t know what I have. Before I left they gave me some morphine. We drove back home. I took a shower and climbed in bed. As I tried to go to sleep, I got pain in my chest and upper back. It got better as I stood and if I sat up. I told my dad. He thought it was the meds. I did get to sleep. I slept from before 4 am to 3 pm. I was really tried and it had to be the meds, too. I had a little pain when I woke up, but that’s normal.

The doctor did prescribe me a pain pill, and I’m to go to a gastrointestinal doctor to get checked out.

There is something funny is all this. They had our address from almost 25 years ago. The address where my parents were living when I was born. So think about it. They had records for me since I was born. That’s funny and kinda neat, since I hadn’t been to the hospital since except to be there for my uncle when he had surgery. When the woman asked, it took my dad awhile to realize what address she meant.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Important Update

Well, I have something to report. My dad has decided to take me to the ER. Yes, I know I’m an adult, but I can’t get downtown by myself yet. Also I’m scared. I will be going either tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Thanks in advance for all the well wishes and prayers.

If I’m home tomorrow night, I’ll post, but if I don’t then I’m still at the hospital. I will update you all as soon as I can.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Some Devlepoments After Posting on 9/2/10

After I posted, my dad made me call my cousin for info on a gynaecologist. After I told her everything that was going on, she came up with the same thing I did. Hernia. She recommended that I go to a primary care doctor again and get looked at before I head to the ER. My dad and I are thinking we won’t go back to the office I have gone to twice last month. She mentioned a couple of places and I tried to look them up, but either told me the price, which is important.

I can’t sleep on my left side. I can sleep on my back or right side, with a pillow under my belly. If I try to sleep on my left side it hurts too much.

I don’t know what will happen tomorrow so wish me the best of luck.

Just Another Class Day

In my MCM 100, the head of the department came and talked. Mostly it had nothing to do with me. My major is English Education not Mass Communications. The pain started around 9:30 am. It wasn't too bad. Mostly it was around my belly button and in my lower back on the right side. Also I would say it was on my right side.
I was mostly bored, but he did mention a scholarship I plan to try for. With it I can take classes I want to, but they are not part of my major, thus FAFSA will not pay for them.

After he left we talked about books. My professor didn't cover anything I didn't already know. Oh, I've chosen my topic for my article. I'm going to report on the recent availability of renting textbooks at our campus bookstore. I plan to email the manager with some questions. I'm working on making the email sound and looking very professional. I haven't sent it off yet.

I'm debating buying all of my books. I have to get the books for two out of the three. I'm thinking I'm spending already over $200 for those two. The one for GEO 100 is, I think, $118. I'm thinking of getting all three because just in case something happens and I can't go to classes for awhile for medical reasons, but I don't know how much I'll get back when I sell them back at the end of the semester.

Well in ENG 271, we finished The Iliad. Not much else happened. I then drove home. Grab my fin aid check and deposited it. I then went to wal-mart and got a few things. I was late picking up my brother. When I was pulling out, this old lady was too close and I could barely get out. It took me awhile to get out, all because she wanted my space.

Well after that and picking up brother up not to far from the house. I came in and put everything up. Then I took a shower and went down in the basement to update what I had written for my blog so far.

Then I went back upstairs and laid in bed. I fell asleep and work up a bit before 6 pm. I had taken maybe an hour nap. I cooked my dad and brother their dinner. I wasn’t hungry, as I had just woken up. It takes me awhile after I’ve woken up to be hungry.

The pain came and went. Still mostly around belly button and right lower back. I’m posting earlier than normal because well I don’t think much else will happen.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Photos Of My Belly

This is a photo of my belly looking down. You can see that on the left side it is up higher than on the right.


This is looking up at the same area.


 


Bump On Belly

I took my brother to school and then ran to wal-mart. I got me some apple juice along with some cranberry juice. I also got us a new thermometer since ours died last night. I came home and started washing clothes. I walked for a while, in my room. The back pain showed up.

I noticed this morning on my lower left belly right under my belly button; it looked like it was sticking out more than on my right. I told my dad about it.

Now I’m worried. What if this is all has been caused because I have a hernia. I don’t know what to do. I’m at a lost. I emailed my aunt with the same info I gave you all. She says it could be a fatty cyst. She told me not worry about it and to continue taking my meds, drinking water, and exercising. But I’m really starting to worry. I don’t know what to do. Yes I know I’ve said it before, but it’s true. The bump isn’t very big and I can see why I didn’t notice it before. There isn’t much of a difference between the two sides, but there is one. And it’s where I have pain at times.

I’m still taking the antibiotics. If nothing gets better, maybe over the weekend, I’ll bring up going and getting the ultrasound. Of course I’ll ask someone in both classes if I’m not there would they please take notes and type them up for me. That way they can email them and I get them sooner. If something big does come up, like I have to have surgery, that’s my big fear, I may need to get the third book, GEO 100, which I didn’t plan to buy.

So please pray and wish me luck. I’m worried and well I guess stressed out.

I didn’t really do anything big today. I try and take it easy on Wednesdays since it’s the day break between classes. Tomorrow I have to write up my essay for ENG 271 and no quotes needed for this one. I typed up and turned in Chapter 2 questions for GEO 100 today.

Well the article is going to be harder than I thought. I thought I could use my blog on getting ready for school, well I can’t. It has to deal with my college. That’s going to be hard, when I only go to campus for two days and I’m pretty much booked. Also I have to have a written idea and why for tomorrow. AHHHH! I haven’t a clue. I could do one on us finally being able to rent books at our bookstore. I don’t know. I posted a help line in one of my spark teams.

Dang. Things are not so simple. I’m getting stressed out cause of school. GEO 100 I’m not so worried about. It’s the other two. It seems after every class in ENG 271 I’ll have to write a one-page essay. So that takes time from writing on my own and I have three projects in MCM 100. One is a recording, but it’s going to have to be written. Also I have a project in GEO 100, but it won’t take me long and it’s not due till the end of the year.

Well I ate supper, no meat. I then pooped. Now I’ve pooped today, this one looked like the D word. Also it was the color caused by my taking Pepto last night. It made me think. What if the d caused last time had been caused by my drinking really nothing of apple juice? I mean I lived on the stuff that week and today I’ve only had apple juice and a bit of cranberry juice. My dad says apple juice makes you go. It could have been the problem all along.

The pain is jumping. It near the bump and then it goes to my right side, but it’s mostly under my belly button and to the left, where the bump is. Of course both my right and left lower back is hurting. Well it moved to the far left as well. I’m writing this as it happens. It now is right under my belly button.

Oh, no more string when I poop. It had to have been the peppers.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Emergency At Classes Today

Well I dropped off my brother, and I then got gas before I headed off to campus. I worked on the essay for ENG 271. I then went to my first class. Not much there. I then, since I forgot my lunch, went and worked on my GEO 100 work. When I showed up in ENG 271 and she began to talk about the journal, I realized that I had messed up. I felt really dumb. We hadn’t talked about what the entry was talking about yet, so I didn’t think about it. I have another one, which I’ll have to do on Thursday as well as read the last book.

Something bad happened today. I don’t know when it happened. The zipper on my shorts busted. The thing is that they are too big. They are size 18 and I think I’m a size 16. I was wearing a large t-shirt and so I just made sure I covered it up.

No D today, which was great. I pooped again about 7:30 pm, but not much came out. I had to deal with a bit of my monthly pain, but after 9 am, I took some pain meds for that. I felt good almost all day, until I got into ENG 271 at 12:30. Then the back pain started to show up. As the hours have past, the other pain has come back.

I just thought of something. It is recommended that you drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day. Well let’s see that would be 8 x 8, right. So you would need to just drink 16 oz a day. Well I had been nursing a 20 oz bottle of water all day. So I think I got that. Of course I have also been drinking apple juice.

I may one day, post a photo of me showing where I’m hurting, that way you all can understand exactly where it is. I took pictures on the first day of classes, but I haven’t uploaded them. I need to.

My aunt called. My dad’s talking to her now. She’s really the only female relative I have. I could try and talk to my cousins, but well one’s busy with her family and the other’s busy with school. And since I haven’t seen my only aunt I know on my mother’s side (my mother was adopted with only one of her siblings) in years. So she all I have. Of course she lives like two hours away.

I didn’t work on chapter 6 as of yet. I didn’t take the notebook with me. We were in a hurry this morning. That’s one of the reasons I forgot my lunch.

So I’ll keep you all posted on what’s going on with me. Until next time.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monthly Friend Arrives

After I posted last night, I wrote the two paragraphs I had already written for Chapter 6 of Persephone into a composition notebook. I’ve had it for a few years, but I’ve rarely used it. So it’s coming in handy now. I plan to take it to school and write when I can. I know I won’t be able to do it everyday. I will have to do school work most of the time, but I’ll have it to write in when I want to.

I had planned to go to campus today, but that changed once I got up. TOM had arrived. Also I wanted to give my body another day to get used to the antibiotics. So I slept off and on till noon. Then I got up.

I can’t feel the other pain really, well I did earlier, but now it’s just what I have to deal with once a month. I’ve taken my meds for the day. I’ve pooped twice. First looked pretty normal, second, I would say looked like the d word, I’m starting to hate.

I was planning to go because I needed to get a quote from The Iliad for my page essay. It will be the first thing I do in the morning when I get to campus. I already have it pretty much written, I really just need the quote. I’ll have to rewrite it on the right paper and everything, but that shouldn’t take me long. Then I have to do the questions for Chapter 2 in GEO 100.

My ENG 271 professor emailed me back about the warning. She sounded in her email that really appreciated that I had warned her about what might happen. I haven’t heard anything from my other professor.

I’m pretty sure that the monthly pain will be gone tomorrow and if it’s still here, I’ll have to deal with the other pain.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Doctor's Visit Two

Well, I went back to the doctor. I’ve been to the same clinic three times and each time it’s a different doctor. I don’t have a urinary tact infection. My urine came back clean, and no fever. He gave me another round of antibiotics. This time I have them for ten days instead of just a week.
My pain is mostly in my back; well that’s where it hurts the most. If things don’t get better, I have to have an ultrasound done. He thinks it could be an ovarian cyst. I’ve included a link to information on it. I had a cyst on my left shoulder blade about five years ago. I think I’ve had a few more, but they went away.
I went on webmd.com. I typed in a symptom I didn’t think about adding, which I should have, I think. Early early this morning, around 1 am, I went to the bathroom. And as I pooped it stung. It last for a bit after wards as well. Then at about 2pm I went again and the same thing happened. It’s happened before. I was thinking that it could be because of the jalapenos I had on my subway sandwich last night. I might have uterine fibroids. One of the groups most likely to get it are women who have their first period before age 10, well I had mine before my birthday in 1995. I was still 9 years old. I’ve included a link to the info. I know it’s not much to go on, but it might be something. Also I’ve been a bit constipated, which is another symptom. I periods only last 5 days.

I emailed my professors warning them that I might run out of class. Like I said I’ll have the capsules, but I can’t them unless I do have diarrhea. I figured that I would be polite and warn them ahead of time. I just said that I’m taking antibiotics and what the side effect was. I didn’t give them too much information. I thought it would be nice to let them know that if I run out of class it’s a medical reason and I can’t help it.

I wrote a bit after I posted Chapter 5 last night. Not much as of yet. I’ll try to get finish, but I have to work on an article that is suitable to be printed in my college newspaper, it’s a project for MCM 100. I’m thinking of using my blog entry about getting ready for school as the base. It has to do with school no matter what level. Also I will at times have to write one-page essays for my ENG 271 class. These won’t take me long, but it’s just something else to add to my pile of schoolwork.

I’m starting to worry that something serious is going on. I can think of all the possible things it could be. Of course I’ll have to wait and see what it really is. I just don’t want to end up like someone on Mystery Diagnoses. Anyone can understand why, if they know the show.

I pooped a little after 7pm; it stung a bit, but not as bad as the last two times. Also I can say it looks like the diarrhea is here. It looked mushy. I can’t take anything for it till 9, I think.

Sorry, for the gross details, but I figure I'm helping someone, who might have what I have. I will of course keep you all posted.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thinking On A Friday

I know it will sound odd, but I emailed the doctor’s office about my pain. I was already at the computer working on something so it made since. I sent it on the email account that I gave them. When I last went me and my dad forgot to bring our cell phones and either of us knew the house number.

Today I didn’t do much. I watched TV, took a 30 min nap, and washed my clothes. I did play a bit of Sims 3. I tried to take it easy. I only had a bit of tea today, mostly water. I had some Progresso Chicken and wild rice soup, with a grilled cheese and what was left of the crackers, for lunch. I had a shrimp stir-fry for dinner, while my dad and brother had burgers.

I’ve been thinking that yes, the back pain could be caused by “my still present infection” or by carrying my binder around in my backpack. I don’t have any textbooks yet, no fed money yet. So I have a bit trapper keeper binder and two books from my local library for my English class. My backpack was pretty cheap and it has nothing to help support my back. I don’t use it except to take things to and from class. I plan to get a binder that has a strap and I can have on my shoulder, while my backpack carries my books.

I’ll be changing Buddy’s bowl tomorrow. Also to warm me up for the writing on Monday, I’m going to work on chapter 5, which will make my ff.net fans really happy. Sorry it’s taken this long, but when you get chapter 5, the AN will explain things.

Until next time.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The First Week Ends

The pain doesn’t keep me up at night, which is a good thing. It does go away when I walk. It’s the same pain as before. I also I’m not taking Pepto, it changes the color of your well you know. So since I’ve been taking it, it has been darker, so I’m going to give it time to get out of my system. Yes, I’m still watching it. I’ve told my dad about the pain. He keeps saying that it takes awhile to get rid of a urinary tract infection, but I thought that since I finished the antibiotic, I would be fine. Does anyone have any idea about this? Please something.

I didn’t leave to go to campus as early as I have been. I didn’t need to go. I had already done my GEO 100 homework. So I left a bit later and still go to class on time.

I got bored in MCM 100 again. He talks about news articles that I am in no way interested in. He barely covered anything we needed to. So far I’m thinking it might mostly be in the book and not really what he says, but I’ll give it time. As soon as I get the book I’ll be reading it as soon as I can. After class I went to the campus library. I typed up my ENG 271 notes from Tuesday. I then went to that class. It wasn’t as boring, but I did see where I would need the book.

I have to go back to campus, tomorrow, Saturday, or Monday so I can do something she wants written. I need the book to do it. I can’t wait till Tuesday since that’s when it’s due. I need to do a lot of stuff tomorrow, including doing my laundry and Buddy’s bowl. I need at least one of the two, hour and fifteen minutes to do my GEO 100 on Tuesday. So that’s another reason.

I can’t think of anything else. So until next time.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day Of Rest

Not much to report today. I went to the library and turned in three of the four books I have checked out. I then got two more. One for fun and the other is for ENG 271. I went to Wal-mart and got the folder I needed for that class.

I’m still having belly pains. It comes and goes. It feels like before. It moves around. I’ve taken some Pepto, but it doesn’t seem to help any. I’m having back pain, too. The pain does get better as I walk. I haven’t mentioned it to my dad. I really don’t want to hear his explanation again.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day Two Of Semister

Well I had to deal with the horrible traffic at the high school as I dropped my brother off. I’m not going to go off about it. I went to campus. I did my GEO 100 work. I still need to type it and turn it in. I sat and listen to my MCM 100 professor. He was really boring. He isn’t really teaching yet. Then I ate lunch. I then went and read from a book I got at my local public library of critical essays on The Iliad. I then went to ENG 271. We had to rearrange the room a bit so we could watch her power point. She kept us over a bit. I was thinking of my poor dog at home in the heat.

Anyway, I had thirty minutes still I had to go get my brother from school. I wasted it, but I needed to relax. I played Sims 3.

I recorded what I ate and drink today. I had typed it up, but I lost it some how. I drank mostly water and tea. I had only one 20 oz bottle of Sierra Mist. I didn’t have a Dew.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Drive to Campus

I drove all the way to campus. I read everything I needed to for the week in ENG 271 in less than an hour. I then drove home. I turned in a lot of books to the library and got a few more, mostly cookbooks.

I feel sorta dumb driving to campus and reading everything in less than a class period. I could have waited till I have to go to class, but at least now I don’t have to go early and do the reading for my next class time.

Not much else to report for today. Until next time.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

I slept in late. I woke up at 7, 8, 9, and 10 and then re woke up at maybe 1:30 before I got up. Tomorrow I won’t be allowed to do this. I will have to get up at 7 so on Monday I can be up at 6.

I posted a blog on sparkpeople.com about starting up a recipe blog. I’m going to try and use the site, but I plan to get a little notebook and keep it with me and use it to record all I eat and drink. This way I can do it even when I can’t get to a computer.

Since I slept in I didn’t have breakfast, or lunch. I know not good. By the time I looked at a clock it was too late, since supper was coming in a few hours. I drank four cups of regular sweet tea. I’ve been lately mostly drinking decaf, but I haven’t made any in the last few days. I’m drinking water. I’m allowing myself only 2 Mountain Dews a week. If I get thirsting and I have already had my Dew, this is at school; I will get me a bottle of water. My backpack isn’t great when it comes to holding onto drinks. I know this because on Thursday my drink kept falling out of the mesh pocket on the side.

I did print a few recipes from sparkrecipes.com. My brother says I can try them. A good bit are crock pot recipes. That way I can do them on the days I have class. I even got a soup for when it gets colder. I may change them up a bit. If I get a reply about the recipe blog, I may post them, but give links to the originals so that you can look at them. I have already typed up the first entry, the first recipe. So I’ll wait and see about it.

I started a blog to help people care for their pet rabbits. It won’t be something big, just something to spread my wisdom.

I went on sparknotes.com and got some info on The Iliad. I also found an audio book. I know that some of you are wondering why I would be buying the book when I can get the book for free, from the library or the free audio book site. I am getting it because the textbook has a different translation and that’s the one she will use on the test.

I can rent the book for $35 or buy it for about $20 more. I can’t decide. Of course I don’t know at the end of the term they will buy it back and the most I can get back is $20.

I still don’t know how much the book for MCM 100 is going to be.

I’m thinking I’ll be spending almost $200 on books.

That's all for tonight. Until next time.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Frist Day Of Fall Term

Well I got to campus and got a new parking decal. I didn’t get as close to the building where my classes are as I had hoped to, but I got relatively close. I then went to the library and looked things up for my Geography class for around ninety minutes. I then went to MCM 100. The campus bookstore still does not have the book. It will be awhile till it comes in. I can’t get it till the end of the month anyway; I have to wait for my check. He let us out early and I went back to my car and ate lunch, one of those big lunchables, but a classic one. I then went back to the library. I worked on an assignment he gave us. I feel like I’m finished with it, but I’ll go over it again before the next class. I then wrote a bit for my blogs. I’m still thinking about the recipe blog, but I haven’t heard word on it. If you think it’s a good idea please tell me.

I had a Dew, but I didn’t drink it till after my World Lit class. It was the only caffeine I had all day. I’m still having a bit of pain, but it comes and goes. It’s not too bad. I may try and work on Persephone while I have the break, but I plan to use the first ninety or so minutes after I get to campus for GEO 100 and use the next one for ENG 271. I don’t plan to buy these books since the library has them. I don’t have to pay almost $200 for each book. I only have to buy the book for MCM 100. I need to do something with the school paper, but I can’t do it this term. I may try to get in on it next term. It’s a requirement for my major.

My GEO 100 class has everything due on Fridays so I don’t think it will mess with my other classes. I don’t have a syllabus for MCM 100, yet. It’s because of the books and the fact that the professor is just now teaching this class. I will be reading and doing the assignments on the days I have class. I only have to answer a few questions at least for Chapter 1. I’m going to work on it a bit this week and then next week I’ll read Chapter 1 next week.

World Lit I seems it might be easier than my online classes. I only really have to write one big paper and it’s at the end of the term. I have to get a folder with prongs, but that’s not too bad. I do have to get the textbook though. I had planned not to get it, but she hinted that we would really need it. The first thing we are going to read is The Iliad. I plan to read it when I got back to campus.

I went to the library on my way home. I checked out a few books. I got a few about college and some romance novels.

I was barely home before I had to run off and get my brother from school. We got home and I started on making the greens beans for dinner. I then went down to the basement and played Sims 3 until about 6. I then finished supper and then after eating went back down and played some more Sims 3 until the game crashed. Thank goodness not much had happened.

Tomorrow I plan to get my folder. It shouldn’t cost me much. I also have to get one last thing to get for my brother.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Last Day Of Freedom

Well I allowed myself to sleep a bit late, but I still got my brother off to school on time. I came home and walked a bit. Not much there. I’ve finished one of the romances and I’m now reading the book Julie & Julia. I can see the differences between it and the movie already, of course.

I went grocery shopping and got my lunch for tomorrow. I have yet to decide if I am going to keep it in the car, I’ve got a lunchbox, or drag it with me to class. I know I can’t take it to the library, unless I hide it in my backpack.

I got gas, so I have enough for going to campus tomorrow. Today ends my mini really mini summer break. Tomorrow starts the fall term. I’m going to have a busy day and there is a 70% chance of rain. So not going to be fun.

Oh, I found a website a few weeks ago, that you can get free legal audio books. All the books are in the public domain. So you can legally download them.

http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/

Since I saw Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, I thought I should read the books. So I got them with this site since they had them.

I’ve got things mostly ready for classes tomorrow. I have a few things left I have to do, but I’ll get them done.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dear Abby - Women's Clothing

There’s another Dear Abby letter I want to talk about. It has to do with women’s clothing. The link is below.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ucda/20100817/lf_ucda/currentfashionsofferwomenlittlethatsdecenttowear

I have never had any problems finding decent clothing. I’m short so something that might not seem right on a tall or average person looks different on me. I’m only 4’ 10”. So when I get something it falls lower on my body. When I wear what on normal people is short shorts they fit me about mid thigh. So you see I don’t really have the problem, but I can understand it.

Shirts I don’t have a problem. I can always find something that isn’t too revealing. I would suggest that they try Wal-mart. I do have a few shirts that I need a tank top under, but I only wear them in winter and they are for me really dressing. So I don’t wear them much. The only time I have a problem is when a button comes off, then I have to wear a tank top under the shirt, but I don’t mind. I guess it’s cause I’m more worried about the fact I want to hide my belly and not mind that my boobs are showing a little. I don’t go crazy, I am still tasteful covered, but it gets the attention off of my belly.

Of course I live in t-shirts and shorts or jeans, depends on the season.

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ME

Well I was really low on gas, so before I took my brother to school we got gas at the closest station we could. I came home, after taking him to school. I watched tv, ate lunch, and went to the library. I’ve got seven books checked out. I have the book Julie & Julia. I mentioned it before when I talked about the movie.

Over the weekend I had a new movie. I had The Bounty Hunter. I watched it and found that the only good thing about the whole movie was Gerry Butler in a towel. I replayed that scene over and over. It was sooooo goood. I found it ironic that in at PG-13 movie he has his shirt off, but in The Ugly Truth, he doesn’t take if off. I know all about 300 so don’t bring it up.

I typed the rest of Chapter 5 up. I now need to finish it. I hope to finish it up before the week is out. So be on the look out.

I didn’t have much pain today. I drank mostly water. I did allow myself a few glasses of decaf tea.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Job Search News And Other Things

Well after I last posted on Saturday, I applied online for a job. I’m going to give it a few days and then I’ll go to the store and see about it. So wish me luck.

Not much happened yesterday so I didn’t post.

Today not much, but some stuff did happen. I was going to go do the grocery shopping, but I couldn’t find the money, so I stayed at home. I had barely enough gas to take my brother to and from school. He may have to walk tomorrow.

For my fanfic fans, I’m typing up what I have of chapter 5 so far for Persephone. I just now starting Jareth’s part of the chapter, that’s all I say about it, so don’t ask.

I’m having pains, but they are same. I think drinking the decaf tea isn’t really helping. As soon as I can I’ll get some apple juice and cranberry. I’m doing what I can. It’s not too bad. Other wise I’m fine.

I start the fall term later this week. I have to be sure to get my lunch for the first and only day this week. I’ll get my drink for class before I leave for campus.

Things will change once I have a job. I won’t be able to write as much. I’m only looking for part time jobs so it might help. I’m a ¾ student this term. Mostly I’ve been going only ½ time.

Anyway, I’m good. So until next time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day At The Lake

Well I worked a bit on Chapter 5 for my fanfic fans. It’s almost done, but I’m working on the good part now. Today I went up to the Lake. I won’t say more than that. It was a family thing. Almost everyone on my dad’s side was there. We were only missing I say a few. I swam, but mostly I just talked. We had some thunderstorms so I only swam a bit. That’s why I’m so late in posting today.

Where I live finally got some rain. It was pouring when we left this morning. Thanks to the Tropical Depression 5.

I thought I would post this now. I’m looking for my first job. I’m trying to find something in the town I live in now, so since I have to work nights it won’t be such a long drive. I’ll soon be filling out applications and doing my best.

So that’s all for today. Until next time.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Just About Me Today

Nothing to talk about today besides me.

I took my last doses of my antibiotic. I felt a lot better today. For my fanfic fans, I worked on Persephone. I’m almost done with hand writing Chapter 5 and will soon be typing it and updating. I know that it has taken me awhile and I’m sorry.

I’ve run out of apple juice. So I’m only drinking water now. Not much happened today. I stayed home worked on the chapter and read some. So nothing neat to report today. I did take all of the music off of my school mp3 and put on some audio books. I’ll need them for tomorrow.

I may have some tomorrow, but we’ll have to wait and see. So until next time.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dear Abby - Girlfriend Helping Boyfriend With Homework

This was the topic of a Dear Abby letter. I’ve included the link. It was replies about a letter a few weeks ago from a girl who was helping her boyfriend with his homework. Now she never said if she did it for him or was showing him examples like it, but it got some replies. As a future teacher, well at least it’s my major right now, I can see where a good many teacher would get upset, but what if he is really having some trouble.

I can remember back in high school where in my Pre-Cal class we spent most of the class going over our homework. She didn’t check to see if it was right, but she did see if we tired. She would then go over it and if we had any problems she would do the assignment on the board. It really helped.

I did have a teacher who didn’t care if you did your homework or not, but come the next day you were going to have a quiz on the subject. So it made you do the homework.

My major is in English. I personally can’t see why anyone needs help with it. It’s the same thing you learned the year before, and the year before, and the year before. The reading I can see. But I see nothing wrong in someone helping someone else to understand something. Now if the person’s grades don’t improve because of it, then you know the person, the one helping, is doing the work for them.

When I become a teacher, I very well might try and set up a buddy system where students can help each other out on assignments if they need the help.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ucda/20100803/lf_ucda/performanceonexamsistruetestofastudentseducation


WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ME

I finished the cranberry juice last night. So all I have now is apple juice and water, which won’t last long. I have to get a new 3-quart bottle almost every other day or so.

I’ve got only tomorrow left on the antibiotic. I can’t wait to get off of them. I think the diarrhea is over. I haven’t had an episode of it. I am going more than once, but things look normal.

I had my spicy shrimp stir-fry for lunch. I have thought about starting another blog about all of the recipes that I have come up with. I haven’t decided yet. I don’t really measure anything. So it would be hard to convert them into recipes. I mostly just throw things together.

Well starting in two weeks, I will be eating lunch at campus. I plan to take a Lunchable. It is because of the way my schedule is. I have an entire class period, about 2 hours (including the 15 minute between classes), so I plan to eat on campus since I’ll be on campus at my lunchtime. I can’t eat in the library so I’ll go to the end of the building and find a table and eat there. I will then go to the library. I’m going to see how things go with the whole using the textbooks in the library goes. I am taking one online class, so it may not be bad for that class, but I may need to by the World Lit book.

I didn’t eat much at dinner, well for me it wasn’t much. I guess that’s all for today. Until tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

County Schools Year Begins

Well the county schools are back in session. And that brings up what I want to talk about today. At our old school, when it came time to register they would send a reminder and some forms for you to fill out. Well at the county school system does not. So when it came time to register my brother for the up coming school year, we didn’t have a clue as to when it was happening. Yes, it was on the website, but it would have been the right thing to do to send a reminder to parents. We all have busy lives, of course my brother was home and had access to the net, but it would have helped us.

They did send a newsletter at the end of the last year, beginning of the summer, with his report card. It did have the dates, but I know my dad. He probably didn’t read it and of course didn’t know. I think that it would have been nice if they had mailed a reminder. I know that everyone is trying to save money and trees, but sometimes people need the little card saying that time to register is coming up.

My dad had to take my brother to school so he could register him before school started.

I’m so glad I’m done with high school. I registered for my classes back in July as soon as I could.

Oh, another note. I can’t believe my little brother is a junior. It feels like yesterday we finally got to bring him home form the NICU. Time flew by. Soon he’ll be started at the same junior college I’m at. So I need to get my but in gear and get out before he’s coming with me to class.

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ME

Feeling a bit better. I ate a peach for breakfast. Not much pain. I took my antibiotic at around 7:50 am. I sat at home alone with the dog. And the fish. I can’t check any new books out. I think the computers are still down at the library. So I’m stuck with two books I’ve read and all of my books.

I don’t seem to have diarrhea. I’ve gone twice and looks pretty normal. I’m still having pain, but it comes and goes.

I’ve been wondering if the pain should be gone by now. I only have tomorrow and Friday left to take the pills. I’ve heard that urinary tact infections are hard to get rid of. I did allow myself 2 cups (a glass) of decaf tea. That might have had something to do with it.

I didn’t lie. I do feel better, but I’m getting these pains. They’re same ones as before the meds. I’m still not taking the pain pills. My back pain is mostly gone or if it does show up it’s not too bad.

No new pet as of now. I could get another Betta, but I need to cycle Buddy’s tank first. I plan to do that as soon as I can. Then I might get another tank and cycle that one, too. I’m just torn between getting another Betta or some glofish or something like that.

I’ve got a week till I go back to school. I have to get a new decal for my car since mine has expired. I don’t have any more cash so I can’t get this really neat binder that my brother has. It would make it so easy for class since my backpack is so small. I hope to get one before they are all gone.

Until next time.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Girls Who Develop Young

I thought I would talk about this since it has to do with me. I hit puberty when I was in 3rd grade; I would have been maybe 10. So it concerns me, at least I think it does. They are saying that girls who go through puberty at a young age have a higher risk for breast cancer. Well thanks for the info. At least I’m not like some of the girls I read about in the article. Poor 7 and 8 year olds. I was in 4th grade when I got my period and I didn’t know what it was. Who would think a 4th grader would have one?

It also said that girls who develop young are more likely to do risky behavior. Well then I must be an odd ball. Cause I never did. I just focused on my studies.

http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/nm/us_puberty_earlier

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ME

Still taking my antibiotic. I thought I had constipation until I pooped around 4:30 pm. I then thought the diarrhea was over. How wrong I was. Not too much later I went again and then again. I went three times before 6:30 pm. And each time the poop looked more watery. Yes I know it’s gross. I’m still having some pains, but they are the ones I’ve had for a month. My body is still fighting the infection so I’m not surprised that I’m still having pains.

I’m now drinking cranberry juice. I don’t like it straight up so I’m mixing it with apple juice. Apple juice is cheaper so guess which is used more. I have more apple juice than cranberry for the price. I’ve gone through so much juice. I’ve gone through three 3-quart size bottles in three days. I will probably be buying more juice soon. I really can’t stand to drink just water, so I need the juice. For the last two days I’ve allowed myself to have a cup of my apple cinnamon spice tea. It tastes like apple cider. LOL. I’ve had another from the company that tasted like gingerbread. I really suggest you try the company.

http://www.celestialseasonings.com/

I am feeling better so that is a good sign. Well the days are going and soon it will be time to go back to school. I’m so happy the car is working better. Until next time.

I've mentioned on here before that I lost my beloved bunny, Oreo. Well I can now say months after her lose, I am ready for a new furry little friend.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Getting Ready For Going Back To School

Well since school is about to start up soon. For me it’s next week. I thought I would look up on the net some info to help with my studying. I’ll be taking two classes on campus and an online class.

WHERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO STUDY

Well I’ve been doing some research, but for me it’s somewhere quiet. A lot of people recommend the school library. For me that’s not good. I’ll go to the campus library when I have classes, but if I can’t find somewhere at home, which I won’t because we don’t have a kitchen table and my desk doesn’t have enough room, I plan to go to my local library. I can use the computers there, as long as they are working.

I can listen to music as I study as long as I have my mp3 and at the campus library I can have a drink as long as it has a top that closes.

BEST WAY TO TAKE NOTES

I personally record my classes with a recorder, because sometimes I miss something. I make a mark in my notes as to where the mistake happened and then relisten to the class as I type up my notes. I don’t have a laptop, so this is way I do it. I do it this way mostly because the test will be typed and not hand written. It gets me psychologically ready for the test. If I had a laptop I would take it to class and use it to type up my notes.

STAYING ORGANIZED

I’m going to use a zipper binder or trapper keeper to those who remember. I plan to have a section for each class and to hole punch all handouts. I plan to even though I’m only using one binder to stay very organized. I did it back in high school and I was organized even though I used only one binder. I may use notebooks, not a laptop, down the line if the binder is too heavy. It actually almost fills my entire backpack. I only got a pack that cost about $9 so it might not last the year.

Also I have two planners. I have one that is a daily planner, so I can enter homework assignments and what not, and a monthly one. I put down when everything is due in both. I also have a large desk calendar that’s in my room on my closet door. I do the same for it. It class is in a different color, so I know what class has something due just by the color.

This is just my way of doing things. Everyone has his or her own way.

Below are two websites, but there are countless more you can use to help you.

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Organized-in-School

http://studyskills.suite101.com/article.cfm/time_management_for_students


WHAT'S GOING ON WITH ME:

Still taking my meds, except I'm not taking the pain pills mostly because of the side effects and I'm not having much pain anymore. One of the side effects of both is diarrhea and I've got it. I can't take anything for it, so I'll have to deal with it. I'm watching it and me. If it gets too bad, I'll call my doctor.

Today I had to accidents and had to change my underwear. I am feeling better. I got As in both my classes. Yeah. So I’m doing good. I’m going to be drinking a lot of apple juice. So thanks for the well wishes.