It’s been like 4 months i think since I’ve even looked to see if this site was functioning properly… And apparently it is. Neat.
The Spring semester is nearly over, and I’m expecting good grades. I’m taking Microbiology and Conversational Spanish, both of which have been fun and not terribly difficult. My biggest issue is just forgetting to do the occasional assignment in Microbiology.
Over Summer, I’m taking Fundamentals of Public Speaking, and also Medical Terminology for Spanish. I’m honestly scared to death about the public speaking class, but I’m planning to transfer to Pasadena City College for Fall to apply to the Dental Hygienist program next Spring, and it’s a requirement. Bleh.
One of my last posts i talked about Millie. 3 weeks after she was diagnosed with lung cancer, we had to say good-bye. She went from my plump girl to so, so thin so quickly. I wasn’t ready to say good-bye but she was failing and she wasn’t eating the last few days.
A few weeks ago, I acquired a new litter of foster kittens. There 4 of them- 3 tuxedos and a solid black, 2 boys and 2 girls. There were about 5 weeks old when they lost their mama, so they were already eating solids, and they were so scared off people but now they’re the sweetest babies. I need to deworm and start looking for a rescue to place them with soon before the kittie condo gets too crowded.
Friday i have a consult with a surgeon about Lumpy and Lumpy Jr, the wildly large keloids on my left ear. I’m hoping we can get these things removed sooner rather than later. They itch and they hurt all the time and sometimes the skin peels off and they bleed.
After I finish with the consult, I’m going by Psycho City to see Bob and what he’s dream up for me. In theory, I’m getting inked that day and I’m excited!
I got the 55 gallon tank set up, and I moved Juice and Goose into it. They were doing great, I used cycled filters to pretty much instantly cycle it. Two days later, Juice was dead when I woke up. I have no idea what happened to her. 🙁
After a few days, Goose was acting upset because he no longer had a buddy, so I spent several hours driving all over the valley looking for friends for him. The weather has been way too hot to try to have a friend shipped to me, so I was on a mission to find a pair of lively, healthy pet store fancy goldfish.
After visiting three stores, I saw two goldies I really liked. An orange and white oranda, and a silver and black ryukin, which a button eye. Unfortunately, they’re both really small and Goose was terrorizing them, so Goose went back to the 75 gallon and the two babies have the 55 gallon all to themselves right now. They’ve settled in really nicely though now that Goose isn’t in there bothering them.
Tejon scraped his elbow a couple weeks ago, and now that it should be healed, it isn’t, because he’s been fussing over it constantly. Ugh. He might need a shirt until it heals.
The Fall semester starts in about 3 weeks. I’m looking forward to it but I’m also stressing a little. But I know as long as I get all my homework in in Spanish 102, I’ll pass. I probably know a lot more than I think I do.
I’ve also been finding ways to basically automate Plex and its been really fun to get things set up and going, but I want to set up a dedicated computer to act as the PMS for my household because all this stuff really is pretty resource intensive. I’ve been watching Dell.com for a decent machine with plenty of RAM and a good processor to either go on sale or show up in the Outlet.
I also finally, after over a year with only one pair of pants, 2 dresses, and maybe 6 shirts, ordered new clothes. I got a bunch of tops, and enough pants and shorts to wear a different pair every day of the week. I also ordered new shows which I really, really needed, and I was able to throw out all my torn, holey clothes, and donate things in good repair that don’t fit. I bought clothing suitable for summer, fall, and winter.
Tomorrow I’ll be culling more stuff to donate and throw out, and seeing what I can do about my closet space so I ccan actually put all my new clothes away.
We’re about halfway through the Spring semester and I’m ready for it to end. I have a math quiz to take tomorrow, then a math exam, a Spanish midterm on Friday and also an A&P II exam. And i have a Spanish assignment due this week plus a project I need to work on. It’s just so much and i honestly don’t even know if my grades are going to pull up enough to actually pass my classes this semester. It’s so frustrating.
In happier news, I’ve gained two penpals, which is a completely new thing for me. I’ve never really written letters but with being stuck at home, I need a little more distraction then the usual hobbies and crafts. We’ll see how that goes… Lol. So far I’ve written each of them a letter, and I’ve been looking up cute stationary, but not finding any I love yet. I did order stamps though with cute frogs on them. 😍
Tomorrow I need to do some Spanish make-ups and study for my midterm, plus clean up the kitchen a bit, take trash out, and put some stuff away in my craft room. I might also try to cut a few cards with the Silhouette from cardstock.
Hola! Yo habla a ustedes de restaurante famosa (redacted). Ellos tienen muchas comidas deliciosa. La pasta y pollo son muy bueno. Yo disfruto el té y el Mt Dew. Los camareros son por lo general muy bueno.
Pero hoy yo estoy no feliz. Yo llegue a el restaurante en ocho y media y yo espere una hora. Ellos trajeron un hamburguesa y no una ensalada! Yo no come carne!
Yo estoy muy infeliz y yo come en me casa ahora!
¡Hola! Hoy yo hablo a ustedes de peces de colores.
Peces de colores es una mascota popular con las personas. ¡Pero no son una mascota fácil! Peces de colores requieren mucha agua para estar en buen salud.
Ellos son en muchos colores y tipos. Algos por todos.
Ellos necesitan come variados dieta de comidas. ¡Ellos viven veinte años!
Los peces de colores son muy bonito y simpático. Ellos son muy popular en muchos países. Muchas personas disfruten ellos.
All my final grades for the Fall 2019 semester have been posted and I did better than I thought I would across the board.
A&P I – C
Women in US History – A
Beginning Algebra – A
Elementary Spanish I – B
I’ve added a page to the menu where you can follow my classes and my progress towards my degree. Obviously it won’t get updated often, but you can see my grades as they are finalized.
In Winter I’m taking two of my general education requirements, and in spring I will be taking more math, A&P II, and the next Spanish class.
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.
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.