Friday, September 25, 2009

'Pain fades. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever.'

I do not know why that quote has been stuck in my mind for weeks, but I figured if I shared it with you (anyone who still actually stops by here) it would go away.

The quote is by Keanu Reeves playing scab quarterback Shane Falco (not to be confused by real life quarterback Flacco) in "The Replacements." I love that movie.

Boy, am I tired. Right this minute I should be actually working (oh, didn't we tell you we were going to need a letter on each of those projects? AND another 3 page form?) or finishing my paper on the industrial revolution that is due Sunday or reading the 17 page lecture on... something. But I figured 10 minutes to say Hi wasn't going to put me anymore behind than the fact that I am not going to do anything at all tonight.

I do have an A in each of my classes at this point. That could be a thing of the past after this weekend. I was doing wonderfully until I went to the Troy @ Florida game on 12 Sep. Then I started getting behind and I seem to be scrambling to catch up. Only a couple more weeks in this term... then it starts all over again. Did I mention I was tired?

On top of all of that, I am not doing really well physically, some aches and pains that are not normal for someone my age. So far they are only affecting me in minor ways (I am sleeping more, I have to wear shoes in the house) but none of it bodes really well for the future. I'm 42. I'm on Celebrex and it isn't working all that well. What next?

Then I talked to my mom last night & one of my aunts (my mom's sister) is going downhill very quickly. The sad thing is her will to live seems to be gone. Is there anyway to make someone want to live? Can we make her see a counselor? Can we make her divorce that bastard she is married to? I am afraid my mother is going to kill him if something happens to my aunt.

So I am making it. Barely. And things are not going to slow down for another 11 weeks.

I hope you are all doing wonderfully. I do have some pictures to post.. as soon as I get them off my camera.


Carri said...

Hang in there!

D said...

As I said before, I don't know how you do it. I'm killing myself over here with one 15-week class in Early American Lit. So, you're my freaking hero taking on three classes along with everything else going on in your life right now.
I'm rooting for ya!

LeftLeaningLady said...

Carri, thank you for stopping by!

D, thank you for the encouragement! You are doing great also! Are you still (or were you ever) eligible for the GI Bill? Because I have not gotten any money so far this term!

D said...

I am eligible for the GI Bill, but am not using it this semester. I will have just over 2 years and 8 months to use and have already done the necessary paperwork for when I start my hell of 8-week courses in January. I do qualify for 40% of the post 9/11 G.I. Bill. You should get in contact with them though, because I would think that you should have received your payment by now.

LeftLeaningLady said...

I have spoken with the school and they know there is an issue. Everything I have read said they are BEHIND due to the number of people signed up for the post 9/11 one.

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