Sarah, Hopefully

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Girl Time

I just spent a few hours with Ashley, talking and reminiscing and not being able to spell and everything. It was just.... good, quality girl time. And I needed that. :) Hooray. We really need to do that more often.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Sicky Sicky

Went to the doctor today, and found out 3 things:

1) I guess when I went there 2 weeks ago they decided I had a sinus infection, which I didn't really realize, but... okay, they took more x-rays and I look better but not perfect, and now I'm taking round 2 of the antibiotic they gave me for that and I have to go back AGAIN in 2 weeks.

2) They think I suffer from migrain headaches, which I guess sort of makes sense... usually my headaches are only on one side of my head, I'm really sensitive to light, and they make me nauseus, so... fun times. I got some medicine to try out if I get a headache and they want me to keep better track of the headaches. (Are they always on the same side of my head? When/how often do I get them? etc etc.)

3) I have mono. Woo! So that's why I've been feeling crappy this last week... I'm not sure what that means in terms of my ability to work in the near future, etc etc... but basically I have to pay attention to my body and sleep a lot, and there's not much else they can do for me. Let's hope I can get over that quickly...

Fun times in happy sicky land.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

How are you enjoying your break?

Break? What break... working girls get no spring break. Unless you count tomorrow, when I'm skipping work because... I'm SICK.

Again.

Or still.

Funny how, a week after they put me on antibiotics, I get sicker than I was before... and the thing the antibiotics were supposed to fix hasn't gotten any better. Whee!

So... I've been dragging myself around this week... babysitting and working even when I couldn't really stand up for very long. Today I got a bagel... it was yummy. Ooh... last saturday I hung out with a cool 11 year old for 9 hours and got $60. We went to a movie and stuff, it was awesome. And if anyone asks you about the movie "Ice Princess", it's actually pretty good. Especially if you go with an 11 year old. They appreciate it more. "I liked the Jumping Shrimp!"

Um... yes. Murl's family is taking him to Colorado tomorrow, so the only friend I have is leaving town. Woo. I guess people are back for spring break, but since I don't want to infect them with my germyness, I probably won't get to see them, either.

Starting Saturday and on through next week, I get to help with Encore. Woo hoo. I guess they're doing a tech Saturday instead of Sunday 'cause Sunday is Easter. I'll bet all the people on cruises are kinda ticked they have to come back 2 days early. Heh. Serves them right. They should be in Lawrence! Where it SNOWED yesterday! Woo! Even if it didn't stick and it was rain half the time. You know.

I just watched Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Fun movie. I think I'd seen the end before, but not the whole thing... I know I've seen the one with Sean Connery. I don't think I've seen the 3rd one though. The one with the little Chinese kid, according to Murl. Whatever.

I want another popsicle but I just ate 3... dehydration, anyone? Anyone? Oooh, ooh, pick me, pick me!!! Heh...

So my PARENTS are taking a spring break next week and leaving town for a few days. They want to take the CRV and leave me with... the Dodge. I was like, "Ooooh, so when it dies at Free State at midnight and you guys are out of town and Murl is in Colorado... excellent!!!" So not happening. Sadly, no huge parties will abound at Casa de los Garlow. First of all because I have no friends, and secondly because my mom already warned me that our neighbor Adriana knows EVERYTHING that goes on in this neighborhood. EVERYTHING. I definitely heard the "and has a telescope peering through every window of this house you NAUGHTY NAUGHTY CHILD. She's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatchiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...." And of course Adriana will know my parents are out of town because "they always inform us when THEY leave town, so she'll keep an eye on the place while you're at work and stuff." AKA "Bring your boyfriend within a mile of this house and the cops will be on your ass before you can say Jack Robinson!" Yes, Mama, I understand. Of course, now that Murl gets to take a "Dad's Annual Birthday Ski Trip" vacation with is lovely family, there will be even less temptation, now won't there?

Popsicle popsicle I hear you calling me... or maybe I'm just hallucinating.... ooooooooh.

And as we all know... nothing else interesting ever happens in the life of Sarah Hope. Except that I earn the big bucks while you're all off getting your fancy-schmancy educations. Psh.

Aaaaaah... I'm burning up and my skin is hypersensitive and I feel like I'm imploding. I think it's bedtime. Ta taaaaaaa... Not like any of you will read this, or if you do, you won't say anything. Because you just STALK ME LIKE THAT DON'T YOU. Yeah... that's right. I SEE YOU TOO! ADRIANA KNOWS ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Total eclipse of the heart

This entry is brought to you by Randomness and I Have To Get Up In 6.5 Hours And Work From 8 To 5.

Let me see... another boring week, I guess. Friday I went to the doctor again. I was like, "Yeah, I've had this cough since, let's see... the beginning of January? And since that's over 2 months ago, that kind of seems like it might be a problem..." This med student was examining me and asking all sorts of silly questions, of course. So I explain to her that (sorry, I'm trying not to be too graphic) it feels like the phlegm in the my throat is a lot thicker than it should be, and it's hard to breathe and it makes me have these horrible coughing fits all the time. So she looks in my throat and tells me to say "Aaaah", which I do, and she literally jumped back two feet and was like, "YEAH! That's some, uh, thick stuff there." Hee.

So then I went to get some x-rays (which for some reason I keep wanting to spell exrays...) I had lots of sinus x-rays taken when I was a kid (chronic sinus infections, blech), but the last time I had chest x-rays was when I was 4 and had pneumonia. Anyway... the x-ray tech looks like she's MY age, MAYBE a year or two older, and she was wearing a KU t-shirt, but whatever. I had to wear one of those weird paper gown thingys, ooh fashion statement of the year. (Paper is SO the new cotton/poly blend!!!) The girl asked me if there was any chance I was pregnant, (NO way), then gave me one of those little lead sheets that they wear for protection against the x-rays... to put over my ovaries. What? Must protect the goods! Hahaha. Can't have my eggs fried internally or anything.

Anywho... my lungs are really clear, my hair showed up on a chest x-ray (what?), but one side of my head is apparantly really messed up. So I'm on super-high-powered antibiotics for the next two weeks, hooraaaaay. They don't seem to be helping much yet... I wake up feeling like my right lung is stapled to my spine, and I still have horrid coughing fits. Oh well. The plus side of antibiotics: they make me sleep really soundly, and I have weird dreams. Woo!

Last night I had a dream that I went to this big party at a farm house on this big hill... they kept raffling off prizes and stuff, and I won a free makeover... basically they just chopped off some of my hair in front and it looked really horrible... like Ashlee Simpson, except they didn't cut any of my hair in back so it was waaaaaay too long for the look they were going for. I was kinda pissed and running around trying to find other people, but they were too busy getting dragged off to see whatever it was they had won. Whee. Good times.

Aaaaaargh gotta get up in 6 hours and I'm NOT TIRED AT ALL.

Update your blogs and diaries, please... remember, I live my life vicariously through you!!!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

No se ve...

I don't really have anything to say, but in the meager hopes of inspiring someone else to update their diary/blog/whatever, I guess I'll write.

This week has been pretty typical. Work, hanging out with Murl, teaching little kids Spanish. There's not much else. I've been watching lots of ER off of my DVD's... aaaah I love it. I want to get season 2, but I doubt I'll find it as cheap as I found season 1. And Julia will kill me if I buy more ER before I get Season 2 of Gilmore Girls. Buuuuuut it's so expeeeeeensive! *whines* Yeah, I know, I'm earning a paycheck, I shouldn't complain.

I finally got some nice little bedside tables for my room, but no new bedspread or curtains yet. Oh well. There's no immense rush, I guess. Julia seemed a little freaked out by the total change when she was home a couple of weekends ago, but I'm getting used to having a bed that's a normal distance off the floor and walls that aren't covered in crap. I like it. It's not perfect yet, and maybe it'll all be worthless if my parents wind up moving in a year or two, but... oh well.

So... my parents figured out that they can actually pay for my entire first year of college, which is awesome. They always figured they could, but now they actually know where all the money is going to be coming from. I know I'm still going to be in debt when I graduate, but hopefully it won't be too terrible... my dad's boss seems really happy with the work my dad is doing, and has made some jokes about my dad having two daughters in college and needing some bonuses... hehe. I won't count any chickens before they hatch, though.

The other good thing is that I know how I'm going to buy a computer for me to take to college. We bought this computer a year ago as "my" computer to take to college, but since then it's become the family computer, and all of my parents' files and stuff are on it... so either they'd have to get a new one or I would, and it makes more sense for me to get a new one. Anyway... they said that I can have all the money we're getting back from tuition/housing deposits at different schools as my parents' contribution, and then I can pay for anything on top of that out of my savings from working. It's really awesome-- a better deal than I had hoped for. So I should be looking at purchasing a new compy in about May or June. Woo woo.

This week has been kind of a downer, to be honest... Murl is having all sorts of problems with enrollment and KU, again, or still, whichever... but that's his story to tell, not mine. Anyway, that causes some stress and anxiety, which is no fun. I've also been feeling kind of under the weather... I still have this cough that I've had since the beginning of the year. I had it, then I got a cold on top of it and it was really bad, then I got over the cold and the cough got some better... but in the last week or so it's been getting worse again. I'm really tired of it. 2 1/2 months of being sick is no fun. I've also been really tired-- just lethargic, I guess. Not very inspired to do anything. I have trouble sleeping soundly... and I'm really easily irritated, too. Like... there's this part of my mind that looks at me objectively and sees how I'm reacting to things, and that part of me KNOWS that I'm being irrational and there's really no reason to be so irritated and upset, but I'm helpless to stop it. I hate that feeling... I've had it before, and I can never figure out where it comes from.

I feel really overwhelmed with memories lately. Mostly memories of my time in Mexico, but also some from when I was going to FCC. Sometimes I wish I could see people again, talk to them, feel for certain how things have changed... I don't know if that'll ever happen, though. Some people I don't even know how to contact, if I wanted to. I know in a lot of ways it's just wishful thinking... wanting things in the past to be different, or wanting to go back and re-live what was good. That's impossible, and yet... I have these anxiety filled dreams where I am trying to reach those things that are just beyond my grasp, lost in a maze of memory.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Aaaah, laziness.

Today was the epitome of laziness for me. I slept in late, I took a 2 hour bath and read a book, I ate mac & cheese, I watched about 8 episodes of ER Season 1 on DVD, I ordered Wheat State pizza, I never once left the house.... good times, good times. Now it's 2am, I have to work tomorrow, and I'm going to bed. Woo!