Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Update on Me...

I know I haven't been blogging much, but the reason for that is that there hasn't been much to blog about. Seriously, Sunday last week I sat down to write an email to a professor about what I've been doing since Turkey, and I couldn't think of anything particularly interesting. It's been work, school, and visiting family.

Nonetheless, here's the general news about me since Halloween.

The Saturday after Halloween, I came down with some kind of nose issue. It wasn't a cold or the flu, as there was no fever, sore throat, aches, or coughing. This lasted for about three weeks - another reason I know it wasn't a cold - at which point, my nose cleared up, but I was then beset by a furious cough that lasted from November through New Years. Basically, I was sick from Halloween to New Years, I pulled a back muscle from coughing so much, and I missed church, work, and homework on different occasions due to this. That's also why I never posted the list of craft shows, by the way - I would get home, suffer through my homework, try to update my Travel Blog (to give you some idea, I was working on that Before You Go post on Halloween in my Zuryzel costume, and I posted it the day it was finished), and then be too exhausted to figure out where I was going to be and when. I was lucky if I knew where I would be the night before. Yeah, that cough took over my life, which was pretty mortifying.

Sickness aside, I nailed all my classes.

I got a collection of awesome Christmas presents, including books, a commuter mug, lots of earrings (which are my favorite jewelry), and two fidget spinners!

I quit working regularly at the school in December, so I would have some time to prepare for student teaching, but I spent a lot of time covering for people who got sick, so I was still there for a general January birthday celebration with the other aides. That was fun!

I saw multiple movies I'd missed over this hiatus, including Ragnarok, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Guardians of the Galaxy II. I also saw Darkest Hour with my family - that's that new Winston Churchill movie starring Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) as Churchill. If you can catch that one, I definitely recommend it.

And, in probably the most exciting news, I start student teaching on Monday!!

Anyway... sorry for being gone so long, but I really didn't have the energy to do anything beside was I was getting graded to do and getting paid to do. The good news is that my coughing has completely ceased, and I expect to be back on my blog more often.

More good news coming in the next post ...