Thursday, January 25, 2007

One of those days

It was one of those days. You know, the kind that starts by staying up with homework until 1:15 and getting up at 5:00 and going downhill from there? (Hey, at least I didn’t oversleep.) Actually, the issues started the day before. First and foremost is the fact that I’ve gotten about 12 hours of sleep total over the last three days. That’s not something my unhealthy body can handle well.

Anyway, every week have to video-tape two interpretations, using school equipment. Nineteen of us have to use it and it is available limited hours. I did my recorded interpretation yesterday afternoon. I actually felt that I was improving and did a half-way decent job. Figures. Then I got my tape mixed up with a blank tape of a classmate’s. At first I thought all was fine and we just had two of us on one tape. But late that night I went to do my self-evaluation and discovered that mine was taped over completely. Great.

So I got to school at 7:30 AM (it’s an hour commute) to redo it. The receptionist we have to get the camera from wasn’t there. Double great. So in-between two classes I ran back and did a stressed and rushed interpretation and was 20 minutes late to my next class. So, a badly done tape, but not self-assessment. This isn’t the first time I’ve messed up my homework this week (unusual for me), so I thought my teacher would be upset with me.

Thankfully she isn’t. She actually called it “extenuating circumstances” and is letting me not only redo it when I’m not stressed, but turn it and the self-assessment in next class (normally she doesn’t take any late homework).

All through the day, even after figuring everything out, I was feeling stressed and shaky. By the end of the day I decided I have the flu (confirmed by a low-grade fever). Headed home without redoing the interpretation like I wanted, and discovered that I had forgotten to put my parking permit on my mirror. That’s right, I had it in my car and just forgot to put it up--resulting in a ticket, of course.

On the way home I stopped to get a movie for tonight and retuned some Hollywood videos to Blockbuster Video.

Yeah. One of those days. But, I’m gonna forget about the loads of homework for now, like I always do on Thursdays (no classes on Fri), and go curl up with a movie and then go to bed early!


Douglas_Coombs said...

Going to bed early sounds like a good idea. Not getting enough sleep is hard on the body. It can even be hard on the pocketbook if it leads to things like car accidents. Being tired is as bad as being drunk when driving is concerned.

Good luck. I'll say a prayer for you today.


Debboggy said...

Grrr...I just wrote a sympathy story about something I did recently while sleep deprived, but lost the post while logging in. :P

Feeling too lazy to write it all out again, but hope that you have a better day today and that we can chat soon. Maybe tonight?


purple_kangaroo said...

Big hugs. I hope you feel better and get some sleep! I hope next week goes better.

MommyHAM said...

(Raising hand and screaming: Oh, me TOOOOOOOO!!!) LOL.

TGIF has a whole new meaning to you now I'm sure, with it off! I want that schedule. ;-)

Amy said...

Still in the getting worse stage of my sickness. Thanks for the prayers.

MommyHAM, since we have about 36 hours of homework each week, I wouldn't say we exactly have Fridays OFF. ;-) No classes is sure nice, though.