Thursday, December 13, 2007

it's beginning to look a lot like...

hmmm. not christmas, for sure.

While I expect a certain amount of disruption in the normal routine of life because of my academic calendar, it seems the normal routine of life itself has been fundamentally altered lately. First, there was the whole - late Daylight Savings Time / early Thanksgiving - debaucle, and now, autumn weather in mid-December. I'm ready to watch that black balloon video again, and see if there's anything else I can unplug in my house, because this (waves hands dramatically to encompass everything currently happening globally) is not right.

My mood perfectly mirrors the weather here today. I'm out-of-sorts, rustly, chilly - but overall feeling quite pleasant. Just a bit lost with what to do with myself today. I know my breath is awful. Perhaps I'll begin with brushing my teeth.

The grades I was unsure of are posted, and I can stop refreshing Blackboard eighteen times a second to find out if I got the As and one B I expected. I did.

I can't bring myself to make another version of the list of things I should be doing. I have made that list so many times and on so many slips of paper, calendars and online forms...

The Cat Who Eats Himself is scabby again, and I guess that means I should add a trip to the vet to this list of things to do while I have some money.

I think I'm going to the video store and get Season 5 of Scrubs, and a packet of EmergenC, some cranberries, cherries, pecans, two acorn squash and a smoothie.

I'd really like to come back and talk about the semester academically. I do so much of that IRL that I forget to do it here. I'll forget it in a year if I don't. A year? Wait a minute!

I started the BSN program a YEAR ago. A YEAR!

Last December, I was scurrying around, in tears after the pre-orientation session, because I didn't know how I was ever going to get private health insurance (required), a TB test (required and $50 at the community clinic), three HepB shots (required and $75 apiece at the Health Dept) and my immunization record from when I was a kid (would my mom be able to find it or would I have to try to pay the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia public school systems to send me my records?).

Wow. An entire year! I think that buys me a day off. I'll be in the couch if anyone wonders.


Emory Student Midwife said...

Enjoy the couch -- I won't be finished until Tuesday ((sigh sigh))

that big girl said...

Yeah, I don't know how it was that we finished so early! I'm grateful to be done now that it's over - but not having any time between the last day of clinical (with the 9% of your grade presentation) and the comprehensive finals were pretty brutal.