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February... well, if January was Month of Chaos, February was Month of Calm
- in both good and bad terms.
First of all, brother dear got medications for his epilepsy, which has helped in the way of him being free of any more attacks, BUT we realised the other day that there's a side-effect we definitely don't like. He's got rashes all over, and in my - rather accurate - description his upper body, including arms and face, looked like a red carpet with some white freckles. He's switched medications once, and we'll see if he needs to switch them again. But the attacks has stopped! Let's all be happy for that ^^!
Grandpa got to come home in the beginning of February (just days after I wrote the summary on January) and he's feeling a lot better ^^ He's enjoying food and he's not as tired or in as much pain. It's great! Makes me very happy.
Also! Also, my aunt (one of them) who was diagnosed with cancer just before Christmas is attending chemotheraphy - which apparently works
(That, at the other hand, I technically learned in March, but I couldn't hold it to myself until the end of March
So we're good on the family front ^^School:
Did the make-up exam from my previous course about Learning Theories and passed it! It was an oral exam and the woman overseeing the exam said she was very pleased with my way of talking, and the other students said I had been pleasant to listen to and that the way I always re-connected to my experiences and the classes I lead whilst out in the field made it a lot easier to understand and relatable. I was very pleased with this ^^
As to make up for succeeding with an exam I failed the first Home Exam at the other course though - Swedish as Second Language (SSL). Or well... didn't fail it as much as didn't hand it in. I think I managed the grammar exam though. I should have. I'm not sure cus I haven't gotten the results back, but anyway... Otherwise the course is interesting ^^ I've been missing out on a few lessons due to this and that, but it's interesting still. Scary, but fun.Creativity:
Wow. Where to start? Uhm... let's start with that it didn't go as well in February as I had hoped. YES, I did finish a drawing or two, but not the one that was planned (though the deadline was actually postponed to the end of March, so it's okay) and no texts at all, except a really short one. I keep at it with the projects I've got going and hope to get them done in March instead.
As with January there was very, very little photography in February, and again the little it was was focused around the theatre group. But I'm documenting the process good! Just sayin'
Updates on that, btw: Premiere on Friday! We've actually been the entire cast at once now, several times in fact! This weekend we've been rehearsing both Saturday and Sunday, and most of these two days has been building, painting, detailworking on the set. IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME!!! I'm so in love with our set and our stage and EVERYTHING!
This week means extra rehearsals every night, and it's going to be interesting, to say the least.
(If you live in Sweden and pass by Gothenburg in March, I definitely recommend you to come see the Doom's Day Prophets! You can find the event on Facebook here: [link] I think that people without Facebook might see it too, but I'm not certain. Try it out!)Personally:
Ooooh dear. This is hard to describe this month. I've been mostly well, but have had more lows than during January, feeling alone, ignored and insignificant at more than one occasion (mostly concerning the theatre group, and I think I've been exhausted more than once - when I am I get extra sensitive). I've been unsocial, not really motivated to do things that I usually love - like writing, drawing, roleplaying, etc. I think it's that last bit that's made me the most 'wtf?!' because I usually ALWAYS love roleplaying, no matter what mood I'm in. Anyway, not this month, apparently. I've also lacked motivation to do my best for school - or even half of my best. Stupid, but true. And since my self-discipline is like... below zero... I'm not good at pushing myself towards it either. (I know, I'm kind of whiny, aren't I?)
So what did I do that was fun and great? To be honest, not much. Nothing outside the ordinary. I was invited to a reunion for the high school classes - it's the Ten Year Anniversary this year - taking place in May, and that's going to be interesting
I've played a lot of videogames and for the first time in like forever I've read something that's not course literature. I've also enjoyed the grand book sale and extended my library somewhat further. Which reminds me, I should try and find a copy of "Game of Thrones".
Not as many movies this month - basically none, actually. A disney movie here and there in the background, perhaps. Oh! That's a lie, I realise now that I look at the movie stack
I watched this thriller... uhm... "The Awakening". It's about a woman in the spiritual age who reveal fake mediums, proving that ghosts and the like are non-existent. For those of you who's seen the Harry Potter movies: UMBRIDGE'S IN IT! And she's freaky in this one too, albeit in another way than as Umbridge
A movie worth the time, I'd say. Not just because of Umbridge.To summarize then:
February slipped through my fingers like air. It came and it went and I'm not entirely sure what became of it. I can't figure out what happened during February except school, theatre, some exams and a whole lot of video-games. Which in a way is pretty good, I suppose. Lots of good news, and some bad. Rather calm, though with some dips and some way-too-low points on the 'feeling good-curve'. As for March
it's going to be a long month: performances, another exam, a make-up exam for the one I didn't hand in (I'm guessing, I haven't gotten an answer to that just yet)... and a surgery. I hope. But that's for tomorrow to tell (literally - I'm going to the hospital tomorrow to hear what they have to say). A rather innocent thing, really, so there's no need to worry (though I'm panicking since I'm scared shitless by the thought of having to undergo surgery in the first place), but yeah. Hold your thumbs for me?
What can be said otherwise... Well, I won't be online much, and when I am I'm going to keep deadlines/schedules. I'm going to have to focus on "The Doom's Day Prophets", school and myself. Which is a shame, but I really have to do that now. I've been postponing the decision way too long, and March is going to be busy enough... so I'll keep it to a minimum. Linnéa-standard minimum. (( Update on the surgery thing: None needed. Things have been sorted and I'm on antibiotics, so things are progressing just fine - and no cutting what so ever Just wanting to add it ))
I think that was it, actually. Who knows, in March I might have the courage to try a new journal skin - I'm a bit bored with this one xD we'll see...
Ato de, minna! Take care everyone!
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