Sunday, January 29, 2012

Since my last post --- birthday

I celebrated my 12th birthday - - - - for the 3rd time on Friday. I spent the day with my best friend and then went out to dinner with my husband. It really doesn't get better than that. I had over 100 birthday wishes on my fb wall and several phone calls too.

They love me; they really love me. :-)

Anyways, that's what I did. I've been celebrating all weekend long too. Well sort of. I haven't really done anything special, but be thankful that I'm still alive!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Score 2 for the Overachiever

My second perfect score came in from the well known difficult grader. All these students in my Admin class were telling me that this professor was tough. That this professor didn't give good grades. I just sat there knowing that I've turned in two assignments and both of them scored perfectly. I do know she's tough though. She put an announcement in our group that more than 1/2 of the class scored a ZERO! Eeks.

I'm sure that I won't keep up with these perfect scores, but what a relief it is to know that so far I'm batting 100.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

You might be a Lymie if ....

So this was inspired by my friend Candice who was inspired by a youtube video.

Things Lyme patients say.

Anyway Candice posted something that reminded me about something that happened a couple of weeks ago. I was talking to my friend on the phone. As you read the conversation, you'll realize that it was another Lyme friend. It's happened on a number of occasions, but typically I never say what's on my mind when it happens.

So I was on the phone with her when I realized I hadn't seen my cell in a while. I needed it to put some information on the computer that I had logged into my phone. SOooo here is how the conversation went:

I said to another Lymie on the phone, "I just can not find my cell, I have no clue where I put it."

She was like "aren't you talking on it?"

I said, "No, not that I know of."

She was like, "Are you sure?"

I said, "Nope, haven't used it all day."

Then I realized I was using it.


Oh the joys of having Lyme Brain. It makes me laugh even more when I think about the voice she used when she said "Are you sure?" Haa! Bless our hearts.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

*ahhh* a blessing

So I reread my homework assignment. Get this: God IS good.

I have to read the same thing in both classes. Just one is on a website and one is located in my other class book. Ahhhh what a blessing.

Because I'm having a Hyperbaric treatment today, I decided to print off the PDF and put in a notebook. I'll be able to read it out loud with little disturbances (except for the loud noise in the machine, but I think I'll be able to zone out past that) and highlight the parts that I want to write about.

I *want* to try to get all my homework done by tomorrow even though some of them aren't due by Sunday. I *am* an overachiever after all. I've been called this in the last week by not one, not two, not even three, but seven people. I probably won't get them all done, but I can try. Last week I got most of the assignments finished well before they were due. It meant I wasn't stressing all weekend regarding my stuff and if I wanted to go somewhere instead of staying home working on assignments I could without feeling a dilemma.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My 2nd class & some

I had a great second class and when I got home I got online to find my first grade for the other class. I got 10 points out of 10 points! This Lymie got a perfect score on her first college assignment! Yeah! Go me!

Now I have a huge undertaking. I have to read a bunch and then write a paper based on what I've read. Now normally this isn't a problem, but since Lyme I've had trouble processing what I've read so it takes multiple reads. Reading 80 plus pages multiple times for a paper that's due less than 5 days later is not going to happen. I'm sure I'll do fine since I essentially know the content (since it's Education), but it's still a little frustrating.

I have to turn in the one paper on Sunday and this one involves reading a bunch of websites. That's even more frustrating because I can't go between 20 different links to formulate my thoughts.

So just prayers please that I can figure out what I need to do for this lady that apparently is a tough grader. I apparently was fortunate to get the 10 out of 10 on my first assignment. Most people were saying that I'd be lucky to get 8 out of 10.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My First Class

When I took Credentials many moons ago to work in the Early Childhood Education field, I had no idea that it would lead me to a career that I've been doing for the last 10 years. At the time, I had been out of college for only a few years. I was still in the "groove" so to speak. I knew the lingo. Computers weren't *real* big yet. I mean they were, but not really.

Fast Forward to November when I decided I wanted to take some Administrative courses in Education. These two classes are commonly called Admin 1 & 2. First thing I thought was that they would be in two different semesters. I really didn't want to spend more than one semester in school, but it was the way it was. Well imagine my surprise (delightful yet terrifying) when I discovered that this semester they've decided to fast track the program. So now instead of having it in two different semesters, they are in one semester. So what would normally take 16 weeks to learn, will be fast tracked into 8 weeks. What a scary thought for a normal student, much less for me. Who let's face it: I graduated with my bachelors degree in 1999. That's a long time ago folks.

I had a little bit of trouble getting the class scheduled, but things were going smoothly. Fastforward to 3:30 today. 2 and 1/2 hours before my class. The phone rings. It's a lady with the department saying that I can't take tonight's class because I haven't had this other class. So I'm fairly calm and ask what can I do in order to be able to take tonight's class. She tells me and within 20 minutes I'm in her office with an add form in hand and hoofing it over to the registrar's office.

Now this part truly terrifies me because at Western, I once waited at the add/drop line for a whopping 7 hours. Well the luck was with me my friends because there was not a single person in line! The man added my class and I headed off to pay for it. Can you believe it? There wasn't a single person in that line either! I was beginning to feel a little lucky. Then I turned the corner and saw the line to the bookstore.

I decided to be positive and get in line and not complain. Wouldn't you believe it I got between two negative nelly's and I thought, "I'm so glad that's not me anymore." I tried to uplift them and remind them that there were worse things than waiting in line and at least we had a wall to lean on. I bet I annoyed the mess out of them. We finally made it in the store and got our books and left. I had about 40 minutes to spare for my class so I sat down and started chatting it up with a couple of people sitting in the lobby.

Cause apparently that's what Lyme has done for me - given me a confidence just to talk to strangers and be myself no matter what.

Class went well. However, all this technology has me screaming. Hopefully, I'll do just fine.

Let's just hope the Lyme brain can stay away during this crazy time of my life.

Also say a little prayer for a college student I saw today. She must have been 18 years old and taking her very first college class because she walked into the building I was in (this was the very first time I had even walked in there). She was shaking like a leaf and asked very timidly if we knew where a class was. We directed her to where we thought it might be and as soon as she left, we all three said --- that poor thing looked nervous. So either it was her first class or ... she was overwhelmed by all of her other classes. So lift up this unknown college student.