Enter September

Well, it’s now September. I can’t believe how fast the summer went. The season of changing leaves, brisk winds, wearing jackets in the morning, is now upon us. Also, it’s back to school for me, and no more surfing online for hours on end.

This year I have resolved to actually keep up with my studying and not fall behind. The official start date for school is Sept. 10th so I’ve got 10 days to get ahead of my studies. I realize this is going to be difficult. Crazy difficult. Slacking is in my blood.

I started on Module 1 yesterday afternoon and realized it’s a bunch of dry background theory. I was just going to skim over it to get to the good stuff when I saw on page 1 of the text “this chapter should not be skimmed over.” Apparently it’s essential to this course like a building foundation. Damnit.

I also read over this guide to improve your study habits. They had all these lists of bad habits that students fall into, and I was guilty of every single one of them. I started laughing because it felt like they had surveillance on me all of last year, and merely wrote down my actions and behaviour.

My Life Over Last Week

I decided to start taking the stairs when I get home from work. So, Tuesday and Wednesday I walked all the way up the stairs. In total over the two days that is 372 stairs. I woke up Thursday feeling fine, but by 9:00 at work my legs started to scream pain in the calves.

I wanted to participate in the August Mission over at The Hellblog Network but the camera batteries were 100% dead and unrechargeable. Also, we were broke until payday Thursday.

So Thursday rolls around, I finish work, come home (I took the elevator) and ordered pizza. Kevin then calls me saying he’s at Carlos and Murphy’s with some friends from work and I should come join them. So I do, after I quickly try and do something with my hair and apply some makeup. The walk almost killed me. Kevin says I walk like there’s something wrong with me. I answer, yes there is, my calves are wrong. They are broken because I tried to make myself healthier by getting some daily exercise. That’ll show me.

I had a bit of a hangover on Friday. I admit, I’ve had much worse. It was more just an overwhelming tiredness. Thank God I only work 4 hours on Fridays.

I had another follow up appointment with Lasik MD. They said my eyes have healed perfectly and my vision has improved again. I actually read the 20/15 line with my right eye. I had a bit of trouble reading it with my left eye.

I got home, installed ACCPAC on my computer and started working through the tutorials on it. I then decided to relax on the couch, promptly fell asleep and woke up at 9pm. I then went to bed.

That brings us to today. My calves still hurt like a bitch. I still don’t have batteries for my camera. I have to do laundry, dishes, general clean-up of the apartment, grocery shopping. I have to study.

I just reserved a copy of Best Life Magazine at the Grant Park McNally Robinson. This issue has a short story by Chuck Palahniuk that I don’t want to miss out on. I’ll wait until Kevin gets home to go get it because I’m not walking anywhere today.

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~ by Cara on September 1, 2007.

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