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summary of last couple of days

Yesterday's tech problems ended up getting solved after an extra hour was spent running back and forth to the computer department, experimenting with someone else's laptop vs. mine in the library, etc. I really was very frustrated, and in the end (as often happens), the problem was very simple to solve. I felt very stupid because I should have known the answer. It's something I deal with every time I travel to a conference. I had to change the DNS servers to pick up automatically.

I was home by 3:30, and Alexis had made a pan of brownies for us to take to the seminary picnic in the evening. I had a raging migraine and had waited too long to take Imitrex. I tried anyway and took a nap. Imitrex didn't work, so I got up at 5:00 and took pain meds, reminded Mom to pick up Meg to go spend the night at the vet, and got chairs ready to take to the picnic.

It turned out that the picnic was held inside the pavilion, so no chairs were needed. I had a great time but was absolutely exhausted by 9:30 PM. I slept for 11 hours straight!

This morning, Meg came home from doing her urine sample at the vet--her bloodwork is normal, so they're now looking at kidney function. Alexis and I went on a walk and talked a bit about neighborhood layout and picked up some chocolate. I've got laundry to put away and have finally gotten yesterday's email and most of the friends page gone through. I have reading to do for Monday and a writing assignment due. I'm not entirely certain that I understand the reading assignment correctly... The way it was explained to me, it sounds like 110 pages. I'm going to doublecheck it just to be sure. It's all well and good, but I'm going to feel like a real strange person if I've busted my behind reading that much and it was only 50!

On that note, away I go to read... If you find yourself off my frids list, please don't take it too personally. I'm clearing out a few here and there, mostly people I don't know well at all and have never had interactions with and communities. If I've commented to you, I'll not be deleting you because I'm following you regularly, albeit a bit behind on many days. If I don't get to your voice posts, I do apologize and will at least read your summaries and will listen when I can.

Another note to some of my friends: please check your friend of lists. A couple of people on my list are trying to friend you but can't comment to you because your journals are friends-only.


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Aug. 26th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
Keeping up with journals
You might have already seen this, but one thing that helps me with keeping up with my friends list is to use a style that uses headings. My style, for example, is an s2 layout called bloggish. Then, I can just skip by headings and read that way. It's just a suggestion, of course, but it works well for me.
Aug. 26th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Keeping up with journals
OOPS, I should've looked at your layout first. Looks like you already have that.
Aug. 26th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Keeping up with journals
I have headings on my style--I created an S1 custom style with headings. But I had something like 75 entries to plow through. Most were community entries, and I left a couple of communities where people mostly post pictures of their kitties. I just updated my master schedule calendar thing, and it looks like I'll easily have 400-500 pages of reading each week. This doesn't count the writing assignments, field trips, and other "real life" stuff I'm doing. I seriously need to cut some of my online time.
Aug. 28th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. You're amazing! How can you go out to a picnic with a migraine? I can't think or function at ALL when I have one!

Glad things appear to be looking good for Meg. I know she is just a dog, but she is your faithful & loving companion - so she has been in my prayers. :)
Aug. 28th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
picnics and migraines
The migraine thing was completely a God thing. I dreaded the picnic, but I needed the relationships badly. So I committed to go, prayed hard, and took Imitrex and Darvocet (sp). I had a mild headache throughout and just kept praying. The acoustics were very hard on me, and I slept for 11 hours or so afterward. God and I have made a deal about my neurological issues. I will work through if He will help me. It will not be an easy road at all, and He will be hearing from me a lot because going to bed is much much easier. I had three partial seizures on campus today. But I am taking my cue from one of the 1880s Church of God evangelists who did her work in spite of grand mal seizures. Someday I'll do a bit of research on her. Reading that little bit has inspired me a lot.
Aug. 28th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear your computer problem worked itself out!

Keeping you in my prayers!
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