My head is swimming. Yesterday I finished and submitted my first Biology assignment. It was in the truest sense, an unmitigated disaster. When I started I had some hope because I am an adult now. “I can do this!” When I looked further into the course a sense of “oh-shit-what-have-I-got-myself-into” came over me. Though I did exceedingly well when I went to college and got my diploma to become a Community Health Worker I realized that taking grade 12 biology more or less required grade 11 biology. I took grade 11 biology 28 years ago (28 years!). It took me about an hour to realize that I was way in over my head so I contacted the instructor and told him so. As I mentioned in a previous post he called me at home and told me to just submit the first assignment so I could at least be registered and then he would reset me from the beginning. Anyway, submit the assignment I did and I did very, very bad. I think I may have got 60%.
I decided to let that go and just start again but today I worked on my second English assignment. It was not hard but it took all afternoon! And I don’t mean all afternoon punctuated with breaks to the bathroom and to checking my e mail and reading blogs. It was a solid and concentrated effort. Maybe it will get easier over time. At any rate, I know I did well (I got 97% on my first assignment.) but now my head is swimming and I am just wanting to drink alcohol. Maybe I will have a glass of wine.
For some reason I remember that I had a story about my day but now I can’t remember what it was. It was the usual up at 6:30 then off to work. Last of the big spenders, I got a coffee at 7-11. It actually isn’t bad! Saw people and helped them with their day. Came home and had a 1/2 a grilled cheese sandwich then did homework. That was my whole day and I still can’t remember what wonderful and exciting story I was going to share. Oh, well.
My husband is watching the Calgary Flames/Vancouver Canucks game and all that flashing in the arena can’t be good for people. Doesn’t that kind of flashing cause seizures? And all that noise! ech! So glad I am not there. Besides, I have to go to bed at 8:00 so I can read.
OK. Time for a glass of wine!