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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.




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.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Return To Labyrinth vol. 4


Today I read on a site, I won’t say which one, and found out something that will make all Sarah and Jareth fans, Labyrinth fans, upset. If you haven’t read the manga, good for you. I’m sorry to say this, but THEY DO NOT GET TOGETHER. I know I almost cried. We’ve waited for so long for our happy ending and a man took it away. From what I read, Toby convinces Sarah to not stay with Jareth. What the h@@@? She gives up the man of her dreams and decides to write fantasy book. I’m sorry that does not make sense.

I said a while back. It doesn’t matter what the manga says we, the fans, will write the real ending. Jareth and Sarah 4 ever.

About me: I’m feeling better. I'm taking my meds and do what I’m supposed to. And I don’t have a car. Well, I do. It’s just my dad is trying to fix it. He has until classes start up which is in a week or two. Until next time.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Doctor's Visit Finally

After I posted last night, I watched Alice in Wonderland again. I still think it needs a sequel. I came down to my computer and looked at the comments left on Persephone and on my spark people blog. I then closed down my computer and went back up to my room to get some sleep.

I woke up at about 5:10 this morning. I really didn’t have any pain. Before 6, I had a glass of tea, but that’s all I allowed myself. Pain started to show up in back and then belly slowly. I decided that even if the pain was gone I was going to the doctor. You don’t hurt for a month for nothing. I still had nausea.

I don’t even know if anyone is reading any of this. Oh, well. I’ll keep writing.

K. I went to the doctor. After getting weigh, came in at 179, and poked and peed in a cup. Guess what the problem has been…. Come on guess? I have……an…..urinary track infection. I can tell you now they are not fun. I have to take a pill twice a day for week. He also gave me something for pain. I think I might have done that with cleaning out Buddy’s 2 ½ tank twice a week. So he may need to live in his gallon bowl for a while, which is not good, but I need a break for my back.

I am glad that it is not something more serious. Thanks to everyone who prayed and to those who commented on my various other sites. I’ll try to be back on them as soon as I can.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tax Free Weekend Begins

I woke up at a bit before 3 am. I went to sleep late night around 8pm. I went into the kitchen and found that someone had made tea and had not turned off the stove. I did that got me a glass of tea.

I thought for hours about asking to go to the doctor. The pains are going away as I walk, but I got a temp of 99.3 just sitting, but I got it to go down to 98.7. I really want to go shopping today. I have been feeling better. Mostly now the pain is in my back and not my belly. I have also been having pains in my hips. I think it really has to do with my weight and not being that active. I’ll give it another day. I can still go tomorrow or Sunday.

Well Chris got some jeans and some t-shirts. I also got my backpack. We got a few supplies, but we plan to go to Wal-Mart and get the rest. I felt fine as we shopped, but as I began to eat lunch, around 11 am, I wasn’t really hungry. I ate, but not too much.

I watched Alice in Wonderland today. I think that there should be a sequel. Of course since I’m a huge Labyrinth fan, I saw something that others might not have.

I didn’t feel like eating dinner. Dad finally says I’m going to the doctor. I’ll be going when the office opens up. So please pray that it’s nothing serious. Just in case I’ve gotten my old horde green backpack packed up.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Feeling A Bit Better

Well last night I feel asleep again before midnight, thanks to some Pamprin. I slept till about 8:30 this morning. I really only felt the TOM pains. I walked for maybe two hours and all I had was back pains. I felt pretty good. At least it wasn’t as bad as it had been. Actually I think last month it was about the same way, but the pain had not been around long when TOM had come.

Well I didn’t mention it yesterday, but I sent back Julie & Julia. I should get the new movie tomorrow. I already have new books to pick up at the library. I won’t be getting them till Saturday at the earliest. They are closed tomorrow and I don’t feel like going today. Mostly cause of TOM being here. Besides some of the books from yesterday are actually more than one book inside. So even though I checked out seven physical books, I checked out more than that really. I’ll try to have a couple of the books finished before Saturday.

I actually thought this morning when I woke up it was Friday and not Thursday. I watched about thirty minutes of Dr. Oz. He covered what causes an aappendicitis. That’s what I thought I might have. He did mention that the pain starts in the upper belly, but I’ve had those back when I was diagnosed with Acid reflux. I would take an antacid and the pain when away. I’m having it at times, but mostly it’s on both sides of my lower belly and back. I’ve been taking Tylenol aka Equate brand. It does nothing for the pain in my back. The only way to get rid of the back pain, for me, is walking. The pain in my belly only goes away when I’m walking.

I did do something good yesterday that I didn’t mention before. I turned my mattress. I haven’t done that in awhile. I think it might have helped a bit. I’ve had it for five years and I know they can last awhile, but I’m thinking I need a new one. One side is really bad.

I should mention I think I have hemorrhoids. I have at times as I wiped gotten a bit of blood on the tissue, but now as I sit typing I’m having pains, you know where. If I’m not sitting I don’t have any pain. My dad knows and he’s the one who told me it’s that, but it could also be that I think I have diarrhea. I’m saying that because my poop looks more water than anything. Yes, I know it’s gross, but if you were having pains would you not look to see what could be the cause.

I think I may have an ulcer. I took an antacid and the pain in my upper belly went away, but then it came back. I’m at a lost.

It seems that Pamprin may be helping with the pain. I took two and it seemed to help. Anyway, it’s 7 pm CDT, and I’m feeling sleepy. So I’m posting this rather early. I plan to see if I can follow Thief V in My Sims Agents and get to his hideout and I’ll read till I’m ready for bed.

Tomorrow starts the tax free weekend here in Alabama. I know my dad is planning to go and get my brother some clothes. I plan to go with them. I don’t have much left from selling my textbook, but I might ask for some help in getting me a new backpack.

Well until tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

No Class AND New Blog Idea

Well after I posted yesterday, I slept from 2 to 6:30. I tried to go to sleep almost all night, but I soon gave up. I did pretty good with my goal of no tea, I did have a few cups. I did have a few slips of Dr. Thunder. I watched Julie & Julia again. I’m sending it back today and will get a new movie for the weekend.

So I don’t have to go to class today. There is no reason as all the summer classes that meet on Mondays and Wednesdays had finals on Monday. So I don’t have to leave the house, except to go to the library. I’ve got a good bit of books to pick up today. That’s the only thing I had planned to do today until Dad dropped his list.

We normally clean the house on Saturdays, but things have just gotten a bit out of control so we haven’t been doing it. So he plans to do it today. Well I need to put up my clothes and finish some things in my room. It’s mostly clean, but I need to get rid of some stuff from this last term of school.

I walked for maybe ten minutes this morning. As I walked, I got pain on the outside of my hips. I would also get at times pains around my belly button and my back. I felt a little nauseated, but not too bad. After walking, I cooled down since I was about to go outside in the heat to go to the library.

I got seven books to read. I went to the library and came right back home. I cleaned up my room a bit, and then at about 11 I went to sleep. I had set my alarm clock, but it didn’t wake me. I woke up at about 8:30,with some familiar, but different pains. TOM had arrived. So now I’m feeling those pains instead of the others, I don’t know which I would rather have.

I haven’t decided on the blog about reviews for books, but I’m still thinking about it. I included everything that happened from tonight at 9:30 till midnight in tomorrow's blog. Well good luck.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Worrying More About Pains

My dad thinks my belly pains are just because of my weight. It does go away when I walk, but I'm watching my temperature. I pray every night that's not something serious. I'm really worried about it. I've had them for a month so anyone can see why I'm worried.

Now it's a bit after noon. I feel better. Pain is not so bad, since I've been walking, but I have nausea and I don't really feel like eating. I'm trying not to drink any tea today. For a southern girl that's going to be hard. We live on the stuff and I don't mean some Yankee tea, I mean some good ole southern iced tea. You in the south know what I'm talking about. My dad refuses to drink decaf, I do have some, so I'm stuck with regular. I could make it by the glass, but why bother.

Anyway, I’ve got some new books to read from my local library. There are all Christmas books by Debbie Macomber. I fell in love with The Snow Bride, the first book I read by her, and The Forgetful Bride. I’ll write what I think about the book here. I think I may start a blog on Romance novels. I read them and then tell you what I think. Hmm. I’ll need to think about it.

Well last night and early this morning, I was watching Julie & Julia. I really liked it. I cried when I saw Ground Zero in the movie. It’s a sweet story. And Julie is a bit like me, I think. I wrote a novel, but I haven’t done a thing with it. Anyway, I suggest if you want an uplifting story rent it. I’ll try to find a copy of the book at my local library. I know this about me, Julie, I would have never patience to do what you did.

Well with my almost two weeks of summer break, I plan to work on Chapter 5 of Persephone. It’s giving a bit of trouble, but I know that I’ll figure it out. It’s been at least a week since I updated so I know I need to get going, but no one can blame me for wanting just a tiny little bit to read books.

I’m thinking that’s all for now. I may come on again before bed, but I don’t think so, since bedtime may be very soon. So until next time.