Wednesday November 23, 2005
Catching Up In Double Time.Last week was a busy one as I tried to complete three projects for school and work two days and not go insane. In the end I was successful. And so happy to have my oral presentation over with on Monday night. It was the most stressful of my assignments since the last time I gave an oral presentation I started crying and shaking for 5 hours.... and began my descent into unhappy land that I have been digging my way out of for the last 7 years.
Sunday morning I got a phone call from a friend telling me that I was in the Gazette for the MS Benefit that I helped my friends host and arrange auction items for. It was a nice little surprise during my otherwise assignment oriented weekend.
Monday was super stressful due to the oral presentaion looming and a mad dash to print out some slides and find anything to take my mind off the evil event. I ended up buying a funny book about men and that helped distract me until it was time to start speaking. I can't quite recall which points I mentioned and which i may have skipped over, but i made it through the five minutes and answered questions with my fellow group members, without a tear shed. Although I did think that I was going to be sick for the next 45 minutes until my heart stopped racing and I thought: I did it!...and next time will be so much easier.
Tuesday brought good news and much hatred for winter weather. I woke up after a great sleep and lounged around a bit, I figured after working all weekend I deserved at least enough "down time" to watch a video and put my feet up. My good news came in the form of a voice mail from my mother which I listened to during the break in my OB class: she got a job offer from a company in Vancouver and verbally accepted it. There's paperwork to be done and negotiations that I'm sure will need to take place, but it's a step and as far as my worry level goes it's about a one ton off my shoulders. I went to a friend's after class to celebrate the good news and discuss the book I was reading since she had recommended it to me. Upon leaving her place, I promptly slipped side ways on a patch of black ice and smashed my knee, hip, and elbow on the solid, frozen, concrete side walk and have been in pain ever since. Luckily, studying doesn't require a lot of physical activity and can be done in situations like this from bed.