End of the Semester
Here are a few things which have been taking the blame for my lull in blogging:
1) We had a fair bit of rain two weeks ago, which lead to flooding in some areas. My hometown was very lightly bit by this, and seeing as my father is the local director of Emergency Management, he was coordinating all the hoo-doo with shelters and alerts and all that natural-disaster jazz. Which meant that Mom didn’t have a way to get to (or rather, back from) her appointment to have her back stabbed with medical goodness. So she opted to drive up here and stay the night while the anesthesia wore off. I had a grand old time making making her watch cute kitten videos on Youtube while she was jacked up on drugs.
2) The day after that was my birthday, so Mom and I went out for lunch and shopping before she went back home. She scored some new scrubs for work, and a couple of e.l.f. brushes. I scored some more brushes, and a shiny birthday gift in the way of her paying for my car tags this year (thanks, Mom!). And of course, Kev got me some nice swag for the birthday… a battery backup for my computer. Seems like a lame birthday present for a chick, but I was actually quite chuffed, as storm season is upon us. There’s nothing more frustrating than having your computer blink off for a split-second power outage. So now both of us are covered in the event of power outage. Huzzah!
3) I’ve actually been clocking some good hours at work over the last few. This is what I love about the people I work with… if you need help to cover hours in an emergency, they’ll find the help somewhere. If you want more hours, they’ll find them somewhere. I feel so blessed to work with such an amazing team… doubly blessed that they kept me on board after the Christmas shopping season was over.
4) The end of the semester is coming! I have one week of class left, then finals. I’ve already finished work on two of my classes, but I am behind an all of my others (oh snap!). So this week is going to be a hard push to get all of my work completed. I have two papers, one take home essay final, and three “reflection journal” entries to write up, then studying up for my lone in-seat final next week. On top of that, I need to start pulling together the loose ends for the Psych Club community service project, and start writing up certificates of participation for all the on-campus and online students.
Yes. Things are just a tad bit busy over here.
On the plus side, I’ve registered for classes next semester… my LAST one before finally nabbing my Bachelor’s! I’ll have my field practicum, my research project, and some filler electives. One of which is… wait for it… choir. AH! AH! It’s been twelve years since I’ve been in choir! This is both exciting and terrifying.
I’ve had a few good hauls, and some products I’ve been playing around with to review. Once things slow down a bit, I’ll be able to post those. In the meantime, however, I’ve committed myself to a beauty detox for a month. I’ve not bought anything beauty related since the 15th. Not even a hair tie. Once that month is up, I’m still going to be on a tightened-belt budget. It’s a good thing none of the upcoming MAC collections have been catching my eye, eh? Except the Summer Shower lipstick from the Fashion Flower collection (April 28th). I don’t know why, but that one is so tempting!