Monday, December 31, 2007

An official Update Post

Ok. Here I am. And here's what's been going on.

Weather: Our winter really hit us this year. And it was exciting at first. For the first time in years it actually looked like we were going to have a white Christmas. Well on Dec.23 it got really really warm and most of the snow was gone by Dec.25. Kinda amusing actually. But its back. And a lot of it. We're supposed to get some 30cm today and the forecast is calling for even more this week.
Work/Ankle: The ankle hasn't really improved at all in the past two weeks. Its been a month now and I'm about ready to just chop it off. There are still several different movements I can't do with it, such as going downstairs (up is fine though!) I go back to work on the 16th of January so hopefully it'll be better by then.
School: I still haven't gotten a mark back for one of my classes yet. Which has me only a little bit ticked off. I took the course at another university which has currently locked out their faculty so that could be part of the reason its taking so long. That and my prof's an idiot. Classes go back a week from today, and I'm only kinda looking forward to it. Partly cause I'm still exhausted from last term and haven't had the chance to recuperate yet.
I go back to my place on Wednesday. Which will give me four or five days to get some much needed habitat stuff done, baking, a good cleaning of my apartment, some shopping, textbook buying and tuition paying done.
Well, I'm hungry so I think I'll go make some lunch or something. I'll post something new years-y later on.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Just popping in. I'm alive. Barely but alive. Having a bad week so I'm kinda laying low so as to not ruin everyone else's seasonal happiness.
I shall return when my mood is less blue and I am able to haul myself out of bed and into the light long enough to type something. Till then.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


I don't know how much more of my sister I can handle. So frustrated. And stressed. I have had a headache all week and now I'm getting sick. I'm tired and my foot hurts (especially in the cold!) and I'm sick of snow and I want a hug. I don't want to pack ever again, I don't want to see another old lady sweater, and I do not want to straighten that Christmas tree or remove my cat from the middle of it again.
I have been home for a week and I have not had the chance to relax at all. Its just been go go go and I need a break but I know that's not realistic. Nothing has been done and I am just about to start the baking today.
To make Christmas even worse, we are going to be all alone for dinner. Usually we had about 12 of us around once you added in my uncle and his children and my grandparents. This year, my uncle is having Christmas at his wife's parent's place, and with both my grandparents gone, dinner will be no different than any other meal. I liked Christmas dinner, all those people around made it feel like a special occasion.
Yes, I am in a bad mood. I would really just like to curl up somewhere and cry but nanaimo bars are calling. Perhaps there will be a more cheery Christmas message tomorrow.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Shopping Mission Complete!

I started and finished my Christmas shopping today. Soooo glad its over. I think everyone will be happy with their gifts too.
Though I will express slight anxiety in giving gifts to people such as Dave! cause I can't know if they already have something since I don't live near 'em anymore. So I shopped at places that could gift me gift receipts and places that are sure to have stores where he lives. Cause I'm a genius that way. :)
So the ankle situation is all sorted out. I have several torn ligaments and tendons and a small fracture (that's already close to being healed up though). So I"m wearing a brace and I'll start physiotherapy when I return back to school in January. Should be fun. Till then, the annoyance of the useless foot will continue.
I'm supposed to go to a Christmas party tonight, instead though... I'd rather just sit at home, decorate the tree, drink hot chocolate and finish up a good book. The joys of winter time blues have really hit the past few weeks and I just don't feel like being sociable with a whole bunch of people. Now I just need to explain that to my mother who is set on my going.
Ok, off I go!

Monday, December 17, 2007

A case of the Awww's

My little brother just came up to me and said "Gimme a hug, I love you."
He made me cry a little bit. He's adorable. He's been so good to me the last little while, he will not let me go anywhere without holding my chance in case I fall on the ice (and there's alot of it). He opens doors for me, meets me at the car door and walks me anywhere I'm going, helps me get my boot on and off the sore foot. Just adorable.
And now he wants me to watch Hogan's Heroes with him!

Snow Galore

So the continuation of the chronicling of my holiday "vacation".
My afternoon at my father's yesterday was torturous: what I was lead to believe was just going to be dinner (so in and out in two hours max.) turned into 9 hours. Ugh.
The huge snow storm we got did not help. I think we can stop with the snow now, we've got enough!
My siblings have a snow day though today. Again. I had kinda been hoping to go shopping with mom and then to my eye appointment(which turns out to be tomorrow, not today... oops but oh well, tomorrow.
Not too much exciting to share. Jack is having a blast with all this space. Though the crazy winds last night really freaked him out: he slept under the covers with me!
Anywhoo.... shower time. Tootles.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch.

The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers.

He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 350 for about 20 minutes.

Home sweet.... gah the pain!

Remember that grumpiness from a week or so ago when the ankle was bothering me? The grumpy is back. The pain isn't going away and its still super swollen. I'm going back into the hospital/doctor in the next couple days because its starting to become a bother. The worst part of all is the walking outside. We have a lot of snow right now, a ridiculous amount (and it just keeps coming!) and I am so terrified of falling. Any little slip of my foot is excruciating and my ankle is so weak that these little slips are quite frequent. I just had to go out and buy boots cause I have nothing to wear on my feet: I've been wearing sneakers and they are starting to get a bit gross cause of the snow and such. Anyways, I'm frustrated. And I feel so stupid. All of this cause I fell in the shower. So silly and its not funny anymore.
I came home to my mom's today. I'm all settled in and kitty actually managed the drive quite well. Once he realized that I was ignoring his crying he stopped. Said goodbye to Cliveslover and M today too. Well Cliveslover for sure, M and I are planning on hanging out over the holidays. I'm kinda excited: there's a few other people in town who I haven't seen in a while who I get to see over the next couple weeks! Unfortunately, Dave! isn't one of them (my apologies for the sappy email last night, I apparently get emotional when I have a few drinks :)
Anyways, I guess Mom and I are gonna start cleaning out Gram's bathroom. Though its not much work as much of it just gets thrown out... you do not want to know what Pepto Bismol from 1991 looks like. And I do wonder of the effectiveness of aspirin that expired the year I was born. So to hobble off I go.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Almost free..

I am almost free of school for the term. Almost. First I need to write a 5000 word paper on environmental crime in 24 hours. I can do that right...? Did I mention I don't have much research done..? *sigh...*
11:50am on the 13th - I'm sitting... I'm about to work. I swear. Must finish my long article that's really informative and will be terribly helpful when I actually start to write.
11:53 - wait wait.. I need coffee!
11:58 - Mmm... yay warm coffee (I picked the wrong seat... I'm next to the door and it keeps opening and closing with a blast of cold air every couple minutes... though I'm sure that'll be helpful when its 10pm tonight and I can't keep myself awake...)12:58 - Good timing. I finished that article. Yay! And my computer wants me to restart so I'm gonna go let it do that while I get some food as I am hungry.
1:11 - Mm... soggy storebought sandwiches. I don't usually buy pre-made sandwiches but I wanted something semi healthy and that's as close as they've got. And chocolate milk. Now I'm onto an article by a man with a last name of La Force... which makes me smile.
1:56 - La Force was of no help to me. Let's see what Finkle has to offer.
3:59 - I want to die. Ugh. But I think I'll actually start writing now. I know what I'm gonna say I think. Or at least I have a pretty good idea.
4:42 - This is the most unorganized thing I've ever written. I'm just writing the paragraphs right now, I'll fit 'em all together later on. (265/5000!)I'm not sure how much more of this cold air I can handle... I'm seriously eyeing that table over on the other side... but that does require packing up all my stuff...
5:04 - 427! and I need a bathroom and get-coffee-break!
5:15 - Coffee's gross. And I'm cold. Back to work.
6:20 - 969! I stalled a bit in there too... could have gotten more done.
6:40 - Ok. Not funny. Business boy just sat down across the way from me. See... now I'm grinning like an idiot. Oh dear, now I might just have to move using the excuse of the cold door as my reasoning... I also may just go home soon. I'm tired and my back hurts. And I want to put my foot up... we'll see. Let's try and get to 2000 before I leave though.
6:57 - Facebook got rid of the "is" in the status box! Exciting. And no, I'm not on facebook. ;)
7:55 - Ok. I'm at 2108. I think I'm doing pretty good. Almost halfway there! I'm heading home now. Time to brave the cold and the slippery sidewalks!
9:40 - I'm home, warmed up and fed. And I really just want to go to bed...
11:10 - 2895! Yay. That makes me super happy. And sleepy...
11:20 - 3001. I am exhausted so I'm going to go to bed. I'll get up a decent hour tomorrow and finish this up.
8:30 on the 14th - Morning. Ugh. I should have just gotten up after a few hours: I tossed and turned all night. But, the swelling in my ankle is going down! I can see my ankle bone again.
9:48 - 3797. I am actually pretty confident with where this is going. Haven't used 20 sources yet though, I might just have to throw in a couple facts here and there just to make sure I use them all. Must go get some warm liquid.
10:46 - 4207 - I'm having a really hard time spelling environment this morning. And I got hot chocolate and then forgot about it... now its cold. This is exciting, I have never written this much before and its really not so bad. And I haven't even touched on procedural problems yet... or developed a thesis. :)
12:14 - 5102! yay! Ok, now to put this in APA format... I don't know it so it could take awhile and how do you put cases in APA? You don't... I know.
1:30 - So APA does not have footnotes and I had done it all up in footnotes as I went along. Ugh. And there were alot. I'm just gonna leave the cases as footnotes or maybe I'll do him up a list of cases at the end or something...hmm...
2:09 - Completely done! Yay! That really wasn't so bad. I got sleep even. Haven't eaten since Wednesday but regardless, its done. 1st term is over!

Done exams!!

Yeah,I know I said I'd update but then I got caught up with exams and papers but as the title says... exams are done! wOOt! My first and last went extremely well (thought last time I thought I did well on something I didn't but.. )my business law one was very difficult. I knew the material. I just find the way she tests very hard, her questions confuse me and as do how she weighs each question. Ones that are worth 6 points have just a few lines provided to write where questions that are worth2 have 3x as many lines. That bothers me. I know its probably not a big deal but it does.
Anyways... I'm happy to be done. I'm going home on Saturday till about the 3rd of January. With my ankle like it is there's no way I can work so it'll be a nice relaxing break.
Oh and speaking of ankle... I stopped by the doctor yesterday to get doctor's note for the paper I got an extension on... (I always forget to do this while at the emergency room) and the doctor glanced at my foot... it concerns her that it is still so swollen so I have to go for more x-rays as apparently there are fractures that fill up with fluid and are not visible until a few days later... if my ankle is fractured and I've been walking on it the past week....
Mom of course thought it'd be funny to freak me out and mentioned that they might rebreak it... they are not doing that!!!
Anyways... I don't have time to get into the hospital for the x-rays till next week... I figure no rush,its already been one, maybe it'll heal by then. :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm back.
My grandmother passed away on Wednesday night so I've been at home for funeral stuff etc. But I've returned to finish up exams for the term and then I"ll head home at the end of the week.
Everyone's taking her death quite hard. It was unexpected: we knew she was sick but not that bad.
Anyways... don't have time for much of a post right now as I've got an exam tonight that I have yet to study for. I'll update tomorrow though.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I'm alive!

It's that Wednesday!!!!
And I only minimally forgot I had a blog the last few days.
I can sorta walk again. Which is quite nice. Though my ankle is not happy with me for pushing it: I'm in pain. And eventually, I will get my hospital stories posted. I promise.
And I've been studying like mad for my Charter Rights exam tomorrow night. Then its onto the next one. Luckily for me, I got an extension on my 20 page paper.
Gram continues to not do well. She's getting worse. She goes in for her surgery tomorrow. Hopefully that goes well and doesn't you know... kill her.
I'm hosting a Christmas party on Saturday night! yay parties! Hopefully I'll be able to get the place all done up by then. And get groceries.
Anyways... I must return to my work. Dave! is here soon!!! In a matter of hours kind of soon!!! :D

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Warning: in pain-stressed out-hopeless-what-am-I-gonna-do-with-my-life-and-why-isn't-it-wednesday-yet meldown

Despite the pain, the ankle situation on Thursday and for part of Friday was funny. Not so much anymore. I'm getting frustrated, I'm stressed and stil in a great deal of pain, which is culminating in a nice meltdown about school, careers(even a consideration of making this my last year in school), relationships, or rather the lack thereof and family problems, namely unhealthy grandmothers.
I did manage to get clean today: I braved the bathtub and was able to get out without too much pain and now I'm clean which is kinda nice. I was tiring of just laying around so I even washed dishes... on a chair in front of the sink. But they're clean.
I've watched a few movies, I've tried to work but I've been taking quite a bit for pain medication and nothing's really sinking in all that much.
I have to call my boss tomorrow and ask for the whole month of December off. Cause I'm going to need to go home and help Mom out with Gram.
I haven't done any Christmas shopping. I have a 20 page paper due on Friday that I haven't started researching for yet and can't do until I can walk minus the crutches (cause the library, books, me and crutches would just result in another injury). I am supposed to be hosting a Christmas get-together at my place next Saturday. My place is not clean and I have nothing prepared for it. I need groceries desperately as its been almost a month since I bought some but the inability to walk makes that difficult.
Yes, I am freaking out. I just want it to be Wednesday. Now. But with my luck something will go wrong and I'll have to wait another 6 months...