Just Keep Grading

Some of the highlights from grading tonight are:

-A line graph created on the back of a paper plate

-“The heart is deep to the lungs”

-“I GIVE UP> I CAN’T DRAW PLANES”, I am assuming they didn’t even try

And I am not even close to being done yet…..


When It Rains It Pours

As if having my back and neck issues hadn’t killed my summer enough, my grandmothers pacemaker has decided to die. Well, not completely yet. In a matter of days it went from being good for 4 months to it’s going to die in one month. Then of course she has to wait and get it changed, but her doctor is going to be on vacation. Thankfully she can go somewhere else and get it done sooner since by the time her doctor could do it would leave her 1 week before it would die completely. Did I add she absolutely needs it to live because she has no an node? So for now, I’m staying her. I’ve watered and weeded her garden while she sat in the shade and watched me. Cut her hair. Worked on her crafts for her churches craft fair. And there’s more to come. I can see why she’s tired all the time, she’s always doing something.


I’ve been MIA for the last month dealing with some health things. What started as allergies led to severe muscle pain, then a suspected ear infection turned into taking medication I had a bad reaction to for an ear infection that wasn’t actually an ear infection. It’s really tmj issues that are caused from some spine issues. Basically, I’m a mess, but I have finished a week of physical therapy with at least another month to go. Today and yesterday were the first days in a month that I didn’t have a headache all day and I’ve been able to sleep all night without waking up. I still get a pain here and there and my jaw gets a little tingling if I lay a certain way, but it’s all so manageable now. Of course my plans have all changed since I have physical therapy every week, but I’ll survive.

Job Search

At this point it appears Maryland is where I am most likely to get a job. I don’t exactly have fond memories of Maryland, but beggars can’t be choosers.  Last time I was there was for my class trip. I ended up getting a really bad sunburn, by really bad I mean my forehead swelled to the point it looked like I have been hit by a baseball. I also ended up getting sick which later became pneumonia. But, I am willing to give it another chance if that means I can have a job I like.


My Life Today


lilypads.JPGIf only I could just spend everyday at a pond  floating on my huge inflatable swan like the basic bitch that I am. Sadly, adulthood prevents this, it’s really a drag. What else is a drag you ask (probably not, but I am going to share anyway)? Having a crush on a guy who doesn’t really want the future as you. I am trying to stay away, because I know the end result will be a disaster, but it is a struggle. He’s not even willing to look at jobs out of state. This is fine for him, but just proves we aren’t really a good match.

I have also begun searching for public/global health master’s programs. So far there are a few schools I like. I have also found some jobs that I like/am qualified for so I need to redo my resume.

It has also finally hit me that I graduated from college. Usually, by this time I would be working on summer classes (I took summer classes every year, along with being a full time student in the fall and spring for the last 4 years). While it feels weird to not be doing class work, I have a sense of freedom that I have longed for. I feel like a real adult, kinda.