Archive for April, 2008

Spa = chaos?!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

It would seem that I took today off to go to the spa to celebrate yesterday’s good news, but it really was planned before that, so… I took today off and went to the spa to study and work out and get a short massage again. I chose Tuesday because I figured it would be […]


Monday, April 28th, 2008

I got the news today that I got the grant I wanted. So after all the worrying, I’ve now got secured salary support for the next 3 years. :)
Once again, I find myself thanking the Lord for providing what I need, when I need it.

Stares, Apple Store, and migraines

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

When I awoke yesterday morning, the migraine was back with a vengence. I ended up taking the equivalent of 825mg acetaminophen and 8mg codeine in the morning, going to classes, and coming straight home for a second round of the meds and a nap. Wasted the afternoon, but felt significantly better by evening. I can’t […]

No consolation

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Something I have learned about myself is that I have a tendency to somatize my stresses. Instead of actually feeling stressed, I’m more likely to manifest it by physical symptoms, such as headache. Having had a nice stretch of headache-free days, I found myself in the middle of a basilar aura this afternoon, the world […]

Spring morning

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

With the rules I set out, I’m already feeling somewhat better. This morning I awoke before my alarm clock, which is a good sign that I’m getting enough sleep. It was nice to just relax in the clean silence of the morning, checking my websites, pruning and watering my plants, having my morning coffee.
It’s also […]


Monday, April 21st, 2008

I keep looking at this site thinking, I must have something to post. But my mind draws a blank. I’ve been working on focusing now on my last minute cramming and memorization for the exam, which is in 5 weeks. Made a bunch of rules for myself that I’m hoping to keep. Wanna see them?

No […]

Requisite post

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

It’s funny, I believe I’ve mentioned this before, that there is a point when life gets interesting (and/or busy) enough that I just don’t think about blogging at all. But I should update, so here are a few random thoughts.
Finally, I’m confirmed about the moving thing. A load off my back. It’s amazing, such an […]

Deja vu?

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Five years ago when I moved to this city, I slipped on the front entrance steps of this house and ended up with nasty bruises on my back and buttocks. Now, 3 months before I’m scheduled to leave, I slipped on the stairs in the house and cause nasty pain in my buttocks again. Kinda […]

Small steps (forwards and backwards)

Friday, April 4th, 2008

I’ve been so negative lately in my thinking, I need to start retraining my brain to appreciate small victories. But you must understand when you get a lot more negative news than positive news, it’s hard to keep optimistic. Plus there’s an overriding feeling that if I let myself be optimistic, it’ll be a harder […]

I dunno, you think of a title for this…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

It’s a bit scary how quickly I’m crossing out the To Do list for studying. Not so much in the “what I need to know” list, but in the “things that have been scheduled” list. Last weekend was the nationwide review course. This morning was the practice oral exams at our base hospital. I’m not […]