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update on school and life

I am still very swamped with homework. I need a day off to just sleep. It isn't going to happen anytime soon. The reading is piling up, and it is crunch time with the papers. I have been awake since 5:00, and I need to go to bed and try to start early in the morning. The trouble is that I don't know whether I can sleep at all. My mind is swimming with homework, and I dream about it... Taking two Bible classes and a theology class really was not a great idea; and I don't really like having class, chapel, 30-minute lunch, chorus, 30-minute break, and class back-to-back on Tuesday even if it does mean getting home early. I think I got a bit spoiled last spring with the big break in between classes, when I worked on papers, studied for quizzes, etc.

There are some good things. It seems that taking flax seed oil has been helpful with my concentration. My quiz scores are better on the whole this semester than they were last spring, which indicates that I am retaining more information, which indicates that I am benefitting in alertness and memory from something (which I suspect is the flax). My pain level has been tolerable without meds today. Some headway has been made regarding CPE discussions. I am brainstorming about various possibilities to see whether anything might become possible with my preferred location. What will happen next, probably, is that I will meet with some CPE supervisors to ask some questions about various programs, determine how I feel about their openness to working with me, determine possible alternate locations, and figure out where I want to submit applications.

Teaching was a positive experience yesterday. I think that my experience last spring was helpful in building my confidence as well as teaching me how to prepare for discussions. I am somewhat encouraged. I think I will enjoy this.


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Oct. 2nd, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
flax and friending
Thanks for the info! Wow! I knew some of that re flax but a lot of it is new info! And I always appreciate new friends! I will add you back.
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Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
more flax
I am on flax and a multi supplement that has glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM... I ran out of both for a week or so, and my arthritis flared so badly that I seriously thought I needed a major med dosage adjustment. I was shocked when I restarted them and the flare went away within hours! No more stopping these, ever! I'm on some other supplements as well, and it has been a rather fascinating journey experimenting and seeing which does what.
Oct. 2nd, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I thought I was the only one feeling overwhelmed in school right now. One would think that since I'm hear all day, I should be able to keep house and keep up with schoolwork. No, not so. I am doing little things hear and there, making sure the family has dinner and clean clothes, and clean bathrooms but other than that I spend time reading, posting, reading, posting and still more reading. I am tired from it. Oh, did I mention it's midterm already? Two research papers are due in a month. Really have no idea what to do them on. Oh, PowerPoint? Does anyone use PowerPoint with Jaws? Need some tips. Can't post here either. I can always respond to your posts, but when I try to write one of my own, I can't edit correctly because Jaws is not reading all of what I typed. In fact, it's as if I run out of room in the edit box. Help?
Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
homework and posting
Housework? What is that? I am doing good to keep the floors and cat boxes cleaned and dinner on the table. There is clutter about all over my desk, and nothing is really organized. I am told this is what a grad student's house looks like. You could've fooled me. Other people's houses that I have been to are squeaky clean. However, I'm also told that they do this on purpose when company comes. I suppose this is why I never have company. I need to make some friends who don't mind my mess...

I use a client for posting. If you'd like, I can email you the installation file--I don't remember where I downloaded it. It is called Semagic and it works very nicely with JAWS with a little customization. Once I'm in the program, I had to go into the options and uncheck the box that says use XP style menus and also set it up to load the tab order from a file called tab.ini.
Oct. 4th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Re: homework and posting
Thanks, I'd appreciate the file. Fall holiday is next week and I'm hoping to get ahead somehow.
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