i have, rather insanely to some of my friends, set myself to a rather large project.
it may even be, technically, projects plural as it actually involves a of of the
same stuff but in different classes. i am retyping my notes on to disk. ALL my
notes. from csu and rcc. this is something like 6 - 5 subject notebooks, or so.
plus, i want to get all the assignments and papers i still have in hard copy on
disk. the disk i had for most of those assignments died ages ago when word decided
it could not in any way, shape or form, translate word perfect. again we are talking
huge quantities here, my ecs classes alone numbered around 15 or 20 and each had
at least two major papers and a bunch of little stuff. i am more concerned about
the major papers, but i'd like to get it ALL on disc.
reasons for transcribing the notes may make some sense: i am tired of all the
notebooks/paper that is literally all over the place and stack knee high in my
closet; and i need to refresh my memory on my english, ecs, and psych classes
so when i return i am not a total brain dead who can't remember a damn thing (just
close to one). most my friends would probably add that i am totally a.r. in there
as well. obviously this is going to keep me QUITE busy for a long time. probably
until the day school starts if not longer. but i really do think this is a good
thing. i honestly don't remember much after the iron problems and everything else
got in the way.
what i didn't need was the failure of the diskette i had started to do all this
stuff on. it was damaged beyond my system's capability to read. 3 hours and norton's
disk doctor and unerase later i had maybe half of what was on the disk back. everything
else was unintelligible. i printed out the 80% of the notes that got saved and
trashed said disk...NOT a happy camper. then went to my drive to begin backing
up a couple of other disks and guess what i found? all the files from the damaged
disk, and all the files were ok. obviously this medication, in addition to giving
me the shakes, isn't working well enough if i can't even remember backing up a
single floppy. considering that i RARELY use floppies any more (the zip is soooo
much nicer!), i would think this would stand out in my mind! obviously i am going
to keep copies on my hard drive, make new floppies, and when i get the money,
buy new zips and dump files on there as well. i get so tired of losing my stuff!
i also have to get my committees in working order before classes start or i could
be in serious time crunching trouble when i start school. and if it comes to cutting
something, as much as i hate it, more internet stuff would go. i have to get this
finished. i need a job that can actually support us. i am not going to get that
half educated. and as much as i didn't choose my major, it will at least get me
a teaching job. while teachers aren't paid "enough" considering what
they do and by most teachers' opinions, $2,400+/month is a heck of a lot more
than i make now. and if i can scrape by on $950 (barely but i do it), then i certainly
can do somethng with $2,400!! so getting this committee stuff back on track is
also a project for me. problem is, i can't seem to get motivated. i am working
on that, but school is just looming so much for me and i am so nervous about it,
it is hard to think of anything else.
one other small thing to note: today was day 31. thursday i go file the final
paperwork and get a court day for the divorce. i am sad. i still care. but he
hasn't been good for us, so caring can't be in the picture at the moment. whatever
happens between m and i, at least right now he is a very stabilizing, solid influence
for me and the kids, rather than an emotional roller coaster.
and my final project? i have decided names may best be NOT used in my journal
and blogs if i can help it. so...while the blogs would be impossible to go through
at this time, i am going through the journal and replacing names with nicknames
where i can. for those of you who know who i am talking about, no big deal i presume.
for those of you who don't? sorry, but i'd rather protect the innocent. ;)