Tuesday, December 7, 2010

and the world spins madly on . . .

there is so much going on in my world right now.

firstly: whitney's biopsy: the doctors are 99.9% sure it is not cancer. it appears to be a bacterial thingy that is attacking his lymph system and making tumors grow. they don't know what the bacteria is or where it came from. ergo, they don't know how to treat it yet. some pathologists at the university of boston are allegedly working on identification. so we wait.

secondly: i am at the end of my semester. one test and one paper to go. i have some studying to do for the test, but i'm not too worried about it. the paper is another matter altogether. we were supposed to have four shorter papers throughout the term, but the professor (using the term lightly) is a flake and missed three classes throughout the term. this may not seem like a lot, but the class was only once a week. the result is that we skipped some moveies, due dates got moved back, and there was no time to write four smaller papers. so instead he's combining two papers into one and making it a longer paper. 10 pages on social class in english society. which we haven't really talked about in class, except for him saying class was important in english society. (thank you very much captain obvious.) so now i have a bunch of self-education and paper fabricating to do. git. i'm never taking a class from him again.

third: our dear friend david termeer passed away on sunday night. he had been living with als for approximately two years now. his condition deteriorated rather rapidly over the last several months. he was one of the most service oriented men i have ever known. and he could rig almost anything, which was most useful on our annual beach camping trip. he will be missed most acutely.

fourth: my cousin was admitted to the hospital on sunday night. her kidney's have stopped working. the doctors are hopeful that they will be able to restart them, but in the mean time she will be undergoing dialysis for the next few weeks. i so wish i lived closer so i could be there with her.

fifth: monday my mom and i made the trek down to los angeles to retrieve my sister and my niece. they're home for the holiday. we also hit the flower district and the fabric district. and wonderland bakery. and ikea. exhausting day, made more exhausting due to my only getting an hour of sleep the night before. but it was fun and it's good to have them home.


Jessica Havican said...

Wow, a lot of stuff going on in your life right now. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Good luck with your paper. Don't you just love professors like that? not!