Not only did I pass the math over failed 5 times previously, I got a motherfucking A! I kicked math’s ass!
I need to brush up on factoring before I take Intermediate Algebra in spring, but as someone who had historically had so much anxiety around math, this is so big.
I am over the moon proud of myself!
Es el fin del semestre y no creo que aprenda mucho en la clase de Profesora. Ella no es buena y la clase es fácil y difícil. ¡No hay tarea pequeña en esta clase!
El examen final es una sorpresa. El profesora habla sobre un video chat pero no sobre un examen escrito.
Basically, the instructor dropped two bombs on us today. One is that she’d changing the whole grading weighting, and two, we have a written final that was not mentioned at all during the semester.
I took the final this evening and it marked so many questions wrong that should not have been wrong. Anything with an accent? Wrong. Because of that, I got a D instead of what could have been a B. I emailed her and I hope she reviews then and adjusts our grades.
This is the final week of the fall semester. I will have at least a B in my math class, and I think a B in Spanish but I honestly don’t know. Math final is Wednesday and Spanish final is a video interview on Thursday evening.
A&P 1 I am 99% sure I failed. And honestly I’m less upset about that then I will be if he somehow passes me because I feel like there’s so much I didn’t learn that I should have.
Part of this is I think because I had 17 units this semester, and 3 of them were in a half term class that was accelerated. I feel like I just took on too much and when the half term class was finished, I just didn’t have anymore fucks to give.
I’m taking Intro to American Government, and Nutrition over winter. Spring I’m planning on A&P 1 again, Intermediate Algebra, and Spanish 102. Not going to bite off more than I can clearly chew again. It’ll take a bit longer but I would rather take my time to learn the material and do well.
Tied into the no more fucks I think is a little (probably) seasonal depression. We got more snow on Saturday but by Sunday most of it was gone. The neighboring community that’s up in the foothills is still blanketed in white. I drove through Lake Elizabeth on my way into Lancaster tonight and there was very little visible ground.
Tomorrow I need to finish the extra credit for my math class that’s due before the final, and I want to go into town and look for new jeans because my last pair is falling apart. I also have donations to drop off both to thrift and to a food pantry. The extra credit is really just a review of the work we’ve been doing all semester and most of it I still remember how to do… Lol.
There’s stuff around the house I need to get done too. Nothing difficult, just things like breaking down cardboard boxes and getting some papers filled out to go in the mail this week.
I think I would rather sleep for a week but that’s not something I can do.
In happier news, my mom and I ordered 2 heated cat beds. The reviews boasted many times over that cats who hate each other would cuddle in these beds. I didn’t believe it. But one of them arrived this evening and we set it up and an hour later, Millie, the hater if all things kitten, was in the bed, cuddled up with Tot… Lol.
I guess those beds are magical after all.
I’ve found a few deals lately that my status as a student or my status as a disabled person allow me to take advantage of.
Amazon Prime can be had for $6.56 a month instead of the usual $12.99 if you’re on Medicare.
Alternately, Prime can be had for students for 6 months free (but with limited benefits) and at 50% off after that.
If you’re a language learner, there’s a student discount for Duolingo that takes it from $10 a month to I think $4 and change. I’m waiting for my subscription to run out so I can resubscribe with my student email. This deal can only be accessed on the full desktop version of their website.
SiriusXM also offers their Premier package for $4.00 a month to students to listen to on various devices. I found this by chance when I was looking up pricing for my mom in her truck.
Being so fucking broke you can’t just buy toothpaste. I am so close to paying off the smallest chunk of my debt, which is great, but then I need to borrow to buy things like toothpaste, tampons, other personal items.
So stupid that this shit is so expensive. Thankfully next month I should have quite a bit more wiggle room in my budget if I just pay minimums on everything.
I was planning to pay something off in full next month but I don’t think that’s going to happen with Christmas sliding in soon. I can’t believe it’s already freaking November! The middle of November even. Where did this year go?
I’ve got my mom covered for Christmas, but I have no idea what to buy anyone else. I did see a cute little item Tracy would enjoy that’s inexpensive, but beyond that? And I don’t have time to make things this year at all with school taking up most of my time.
Sometimes I really hate the winter holidays…
Eta… The reason things are so right this month is because I had multiple extra expenses. My phone needed to be replaced, and that was an extra $45 and there’s the fee for the craft event I’m doing in a few weeks at another $30. I know $75 might not be a lot for some of you but for me it really is a lot.
I did sell a few things and am awaiting the deposits for them which will help but that won’t come in until next week.
If you’ve never shopped on Ali Express, it’s basically Amazon.com meets Chinese resellers meets the dollar store. There are more expensive items but cheap is really the word of the day there.
I tend to go there to buy myself small items where quality isn’t super crucial or items that are more silly than purposeful. Anyway, last night I was looking at erasers and just because I bought one penis shaped lipstick last year, Ali Express thinks I’m obsessed with dick. I mean I kinda am but it’s not all I want to see.
Today was my last regular exam in my math class. I did not take it. I had a hard time getting to sleep last night, finally dozed off after 2am. At 5am, Tejon was digging a hole into my back, and crying piteously, so I got up to let the boys outside.
Two hours later I managed to fall back asleep only to wake up at around 830am. I gave Moppie her meds, and sat down to watch the videos on the things that would be on today’s exam… and I fell asleep somewhere in the third video.
I woke up with 15 minutes to spare to get to my Anatomy lecture so I jumped into the car and took off. Missed my math exam, but it wob’t hurt my grade any and as long as I get a B on the final, I can still get an A in the class. Can’t beat an A!
I’m looking forward to this semester coming to an end in a couple weeks so I can start my Winter classes which are going to be a breeze after this semester.