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The first week of school...

This week unfortunately to say, has been really awful. Not because of school work though, I’ve just suddenly ran into a lot of bad luck…

This winter is very cold and dry; ever since I moved to my apartment my skin has been drying up radically; I can’t feel comfortable unless I go and rub water and lotion on my face and hands every 5-20 minutes – though in class I’ll just be drying up constantly; I didn’t have the comfort that I have at home; but as a poor university student I need affordable housing; but it’s so hard to get anything done… I knew I definitely needed a humidifier so I was planning to buy one this weekend from Home Depot. But suddenly on Wednesday I got a surprise e-mail saying that I needed to have my photo taken the next day at noon for the graduate student card; AHHHHHHHHH! Why didn’t they say this earlier?!? I didn’t want to be taken looking cracked up; I was already developing some redness around my mouth… and a few breakouts. So I decided that I would go to bed early so that I can wake up early to buy a humidifier at Home Depot, and allow as much time as I could to set it up at home so that maybe I could be a bit more normal by the time I have to take my photo. Well it wasn’t enough time… hehe so during my shoot the photographer said “Smile!” and I said “I can’t, my lips are dry…” It isn’t just the bad skin that’s gonna show… Although I tried to look positive I bet my expression will reveal my mood…

This morning I found out my little container of my miniature origami was gone; this makes me really depressed – and I had to carry this mood to class; which is another thing on my shoulders; the prof was advising that M1s (master students just starting the program, who are typically the busiest) should take the course later; and I just might… After I went home, as I was boiling some water and ready to refill the brita, there was some noise outside… and then the water was suddenly cut off… at this point I screamed… and swore. I was already having a really bad week; which was already at it’s peak when my origami was gone. There was not a single warning in the first place that maintenance was going to occur on the street! And my brita needed to be refilled because it’s bad for the filter if its bottom isn’t touching any water, so I poured back some of the water that I had already started boiling… I could see a bit of mist forming against the sides of the brita…

Today I also decided to speak to a pharmacist about the reddening around my mouth; it just seemed too unusual; even for dryness. Apparently it’s some kind of allergy reaction (but I’m not allergic to anything…) Don’t know if it’s the apartment or something I ate… so I bought some medicine.

Aye… In this case one bad thing really did lead to another. My origami could have possibly gone missing while I went to HomeDepot – could be in the bus, outside, or in the store – and if someone had found it; it may be gone for good because without taking a close look; it is easily mistaken for garbage… The only reason I went out in the first place was because I wanted to buy the humidifier, which was initiated by the e-mail about the photo; and I was concerned about the photo because I was dry.

My watch also walked away from my bedside a few days ago; that is still a mystery… but I don’t care about that as much as my origami. I can only hope for a miracle that it will turn up again, maybe by praying? A few miracles have happened before; I’ve found items missing in places where I knew 100% that I did not leave them there. It felt like a blessing… don’t know why I’ve been punished so much this week…

But that aside, as far as my thesis goes my idea has changed a bit, but I am still really excited about it. At the same time I’ve got a lot of work to do. I can only graduate once the thesis is complete; during the time which I also have to complete some courses. I’m trying to get all the courses out of the way so I can focus on my thesis 100% and hopefully finish it faster that way. It’ll be tough catching up on RB…

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