There is a really bad storm at the moment. Its been going on all night long. It eased for a while earlier but now it seems to be getting worse again. Its rain and wind and yucky weather. When I went to let Nitro out this morning he looked at me like I was nuts. He did not want to go out in that weather! I woke up at 4:30 AM and I turned on my heating it was so cold. I decided to leave a couple minutes early for college so that I could try to avoid the traffic. Unfortunately that didnt work. We ended up caught in traffic. I think the rain and wind made the traffic worse. I really need to work on my portfolio for team work this morning. Its due next Thursday and I still have a lot to do to finish it. I’m going away for the weekend to Dublin just for a break with family so I need to get as much as possible done before I go. I’m looking forward to the weekend. I feel like I need the break to recharge my batteries.
Even though I have a later start. I still hate Mondays. I dont start college until 10:30 so I should like them. But no. I ended up not doing much yesterday. Which sorta annoyed me because I feel I should be taking all the opportunites I have to enjoy my weekends. But remember I said on Saturday night I was feeling triggered and it was a weird night and I didnt sleep? Well I made up for that yesterday afternoon. I slept most of the afternoon. But well I suppose I needed the rest. I had dinner at my parents then headed home to my own house and just slept. Mom was going to my aunts last night for drinks, and I was meant to be going but I decided I wouldnt bother. I didnt go last weekend either. I’m trying to get back to healthy eating again and so I didnt want to drink alcohol. I had a pretty unhealthy breakfast this morning though. Two sausage rolls which have puffed pastry on the outside of them. And a bottle of orange soda. So yeah, not very healthy. I havent seen my nutritionist in a few weeks and I really got off track in that time. I go back to her this Friday so I am trying to get back on track a little before then. I was worried about my exam that I did on Friday. I am hoping I did well on it but part of me thinks I might have made some mistakes and lost a lot of marks. I hope thats not the case though. i wont get the results for about two weeks. I’ll get the results of the exam and of my assignment at the same time. I am hoping I get a distinction on the module. Everyone was pretty quiet the last few days. The alters insiders I mean. I think everyone was feeling the effects of the tiredness and just wanted to chill out. The triggers around last week and the police report that Dr Barry did up seem to be less. I’m glad about that. It certainly makes life a lot easier to cope with.
So yesterday turned out to be kinda a disaster. I know it was Friday the 13th, so I wasnt surprised. I know lots of people dont believe in all that, but I kind of do.
Anyway, two things were happening yesterday. I had an exam in the afternoon, to finish up my module. An exam in word processing. So I came in at 12:45 to do the exam. The rest of my class had theirs in the morning. So I was on my own in the class with the instructors and the person who was reading the exam to me.
So during the exam the computer became unresponsive. Jaws wouldnt read things, and it kept freezing, and word kept going all weird on me. I ended up having to restart the machine a couple of times. Luckily I’d saved as I was going so didnt lose anything. But I kept having to ask for help from my instructor. But I managed to get through the exam fully and I think I did ok on it. I’m hopeful I did ok and I was happy with what came up in the exam.
Then when I finished my exam I had to go to the nurse in my gp’s surgery. I was getting results of my blood tests. I’d had bloods done for a diabetic review. I was having my follow up for the results and also finishing up the review. So I got there and went in. It turns out half of my blood results werent there! The nurse rang biochemistry, but they hadnt taken the bloods. So I never got my cholesterol results, or my liver and kidney function. So now I have to come back again to have the bloods redone in January. The rest of my review went fine. I managed to get my sugars down by 20 points, from 66 to 46. So thats awesome.
Other than that, I had a good day. I was meant to go to dublin today saturday, but I canceled. I just wasnt up for going. The weather is bad and I didnt feel like going out in pouring rain to catch a train and then traveling all day so I didnt go.
Day 14: Post some of the movies that you never get tired of watching
the little mermaid
i now pronounce you chuck and larry
marley and me
the color purple
any of the twilight movies
anything with whoopey goldberg in it
Day 13: What are you excited about
I am going away for a weekend on November 20th. Will be going to dublin for two nights, staying in a hotel, going xmas shopping, having a great time I hope. I’ll be going with my mom, sister, and some of my sisters partners family. We’re celebrating his moms birthday. Its a girly weekend as its only all girls going. I’m really excited and looking forward to the weekend. I’ll even take the Friday off of college so it will be a 3 day weekend.
I sware, if I get stuck in traffic one more morning I’ll scream. I left my house at 7:45 this morning, and I only got to college at 8:40 AM. The traffic was crazy. I dont even know what made it so crazy, it just was. I think partly it was because it was bin day, that always slows things down. But it drives me nuts to be stuck in the car, and Nitro doesnt like it either. He’s so big, and the car is small, and he cant get into a comfortable spot to rest. I have a lot to do in college today. I have a mock exam, the real one is on Friday. I think it is good that we get a practice run, it really helps as the real thing is pretty similar to the mock one. This exam will be a 2 hour one, I think there is a lot in it. It is in word processing, and once its done I’ll be finished that module. The next module I am doing is excel. I’m pretty nervous about that, because I literally know nothing about excel, so if things go wrong, as they probably will, with my screen reader and stuff, I wont be able to help because I dont know what I am doing. I hope I will get a good grade though in the word processing exam. We need to know things like how to create a table, a template, insert graphics, how to do mail merge and print labels, etc for this upcoming exam. We also need to know all the other stuff that we learned, about formatting documents, reviewing them etc. Its a combination of all that we’ve done since we started the module. I must say though I got a good nights sleep last night. So I feel really refreshed. A good nights sleep always helps me concentrate better on what I am doing.
I just arrived at college. I’ve spent almost an hour stuck in crazy traffic. I was so frustrated, and the taxi driver was annoyed too so that didnt help matters. And its not even monday! I took Monday off of college due to havig a migraine. So todays my first day in and I’ve so much to do. I have an assignment due tomorrow, an exam on Friday, and two other projects that I need to work on. There have been a few technical issues to do with jaws which is my screen reader and some of the questions on the exam, but I am hoping by Friday those will all be ironed out. While I was on the way to college I rang Mark, because we have a meeting on thursday, myself, mark and fiona the psychologist. I dont really have anything I need to bring up at this meeting, I’m happy with how things are going. I needed to query the time of it though which is why I rang Mark. He had it on his list to call me today if I hadnt called him first. Last night I felt a little bit down, and unsafe. So I went to mom and dads and stayed there for the night. I did not mention anything to them about why I was there or why I decided to stay the night. I’d say they knew something was up though as I rarely stay there during the week.