20 January 2008

thoughtful cookies

Ever notice how trying to get back to where you were is harder than it was to get where you are now? Am doing some deep thinking about what I am and what I want to be, as well as how to get there someday. (Not professionally or physically, of course, since those would be easier changes to enact...)

Cardiovascular module at school is keeping me humble. I really need to figure out how to use the lovely stethoscope my aunt has loaned me. Studying notes/books needs to happen as well but I find it's much more enjoyable to visit with those I love. Ah well, such is the way of the world.

Just before break ended I started reading a really old book that I picked up at a library sale - Latin for Americans First Book copyrighted in 1962. I've made it through 3 chapters and still don't know if I'll finish all the way through but can understand enough of the readings that it is rather fun. (It's like an old high school Latin textbook or at least on that level.) Just another distraction. Bully for dead languages!

Recently completely flubbed up when trying a recipe for tea cookies (that is rumored to be one of my great grandmother's) and have created a cookie that seems like a mix between a pancake and a snicker doodle. I like it. Unlike chocolate chip cookies that I love so much that I will sit and eat a dozen by myself these cookies are good but rather heavy so I only want to eat one while still enjoying the heck out of that one... I love mistakes like that, that end up being wonderful. Just what you wanted to happen without knowing it was what you wanted. It's curious how many things start out looking like a total mess and failure only to prove to be a God-send.

A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; a beautiful behavior is better than a beautiful form: it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of fine arts. -R.W. Emerson from his essay on Manners

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13 January 2008


I've discovered Wists recently... Think it's pretty darn cool that you can just pick a picture to link everything you think is awesome. (But I think they're having trouble with their server since I've been unable to access this site this weekend.)
Back to classes tomorrow. Woo.

10 January 2008


I keep meaning to post, forgetting to post, then remembering but not having time, then forgetting again... Vicious cycle.
And I'm tired. Done with the lortab and ibuprofen all the time just to keep the pain away but still can't yawn too big or it hurts my throat. But that's not why I'm tired, just a byproduct. Back to work this week. Leadership retreat today. Keeping busy.
I feel/felt bereaved today as I was told (really just confirmed what I already thought but hoped not) by the head of student affairs that I could not continue as an officer in any of the school organizations since I am now on academic probation. [Which I earned in pharmacy practice class via an ending grade of 68.76% =D for a one hour credit class. The Final was 46% of our ending grade if that gives you a clue as to why I failed.] This ruins my next year and a half since I get a lot of my enjoyment of school from being involved and helping plan events through my several organizations; Being on probation means losing my officer positions AND being ineligible to run for ones for next year as those elections are held just before we leave for the summer while I'm still on probation. I know it wouldn't be fair for them to bend the rules for me but it still hurts knowing I'm leaving people on the line to deal with this, to cover my positions while I still have so much to offer and not being involved would have little impact on my grades. Sucks. But that's life, huh?
Really that's all I have on my mind right now. I'll try to get an update on sooner that is happier and more colorful. Love to all and blessings too!