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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Sigh of relief

Well yesterday's test results are in and I did okay. Not as well as I would have liked but it leaves me room for improvement, right?! At least I know I wasn't the lowest grade in the class. And today's lab test went well. So now I can breathe a sigh of relief for this week. Next test, Thursday the 9th.
Wow, where did the month of May go?

Brake time

Did you know that three young girls can ride on one Barbie Jeep at the same time? I was able to observe this in our lane while studying on the back porch yesterday. They took great pleasure (as I deduced from their squeals) in driving up the slight incline of the neighbour's driveway and then driving down the driveway. (Woohoo.) Although, maybe those weren't quite squeals of delight. They only did it three times. Kids are usually creatures of repetition which wasn't really the case here. I guess the driveway is steeper than it looks.

Maybe I should have been studying harder rather than observing the neighbourhood kids. I'll find out the results tomorrow but I don't think I did so hot on my test today. There was just way too much material to cover. My brain hurts! I blame it on lack of glucose. Lack of glucose causes the stupids. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

We finally made it to the gym today. It had been 2 weeks since I went last. I'd rather go biking though. But it's been too cold and wet. So I've only used my bike twice so far this year, that sucks. June better be nice.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Rain, rain go away

Well we didn't get a chance yesterday to find out if last week's softball win (41-14!!!) was a fluke or actually 'cos we have a decent team this year. Just as we were getting ready to leave the house, it started spitting. And the closer we got to Lachine, the heavier the rain got. Eight people from our team actually showed up at the field but it was ruled a rainout so we came back home instead. At least it got us away from the persistent telemarketer that called six times in the span of about an hour. Royal Bleaching really seem to want our laundry business. I took great satisfaction in slamming the phone down on them a couple of times (gotta love caller i.d.)

So the bedroom doors got hung but are still in the re-adjustment stage. I don't know how many trips Tim has made to Home Depot this week & last, resisting the urge to indulge in a Harvey's burger every time (good boy!) Last evening we ended up eating tuna fish sandwiches at 10 o'clock while watching last Sunday's Cold Case episode on tape. Olaf showed up about 45 minutes later to spend the night. He now has a standing invitaion to stay over on Friday nights. It makes things much more convenient for him as he works til 10 at the Westmount Visual Arts Center and goes in again on Saturday mornings so it makes no sense for him to go home to Rigaud. So our guest room is actually getting used now! Just as long as we don't stay up chatting til 1 in the morning every Friday.

Tools of the trade

Is a bread knife the proper tool to use to fix a window screen?!?
Didn't think so...
Anyhow the kitchen screen is now tauter than it was!

Oh, in case you were wondering about today's forecast - it is going to start raining any minute now. I just hung some sheets outside to dry. Murphy saw me, I know it.

Friday, May 27, 2005

My first post

Well I have to admit it, Catherine's posts have inspired me to create my own blog...I was going to start one a few weeks ago but I figured I was busy enough as it is without adding something else to my agenda. Anyhow, let's see how it goes, a few minutes every few days won't kill me! I need to do some writing to get my mind off amino acids and proteins every once in a while.
So now you'll be able to delve into the usually reserved world that is Christine!

Today is Friday, yeah, that means I have the day off. Well, that means I don't have class today. I still have plenty of housework & schoolwork to keep me busy. But I got to sleep in this morning, ah, bliss (if you consider 8:20 sleeping in, that is).

Term 2 of school is going well. I had my first test for basic protein chemistry yesterday. It went pretty well although I could not for the life of me remember what the heck 2D electrophoresis involves. (I bet you're all saying, well, duh, that's a no-brainer!!!)
On Monday I have my first Cell & Molecular Biology test. I really don't know what to expect on that one. There is so much material to cover but at least it will be multiple choice, phewf. So that's what I'll be doing later on. Studying the cell & mitosis & meoisis and all kinds of other fun stuff!

The smell of paint is gradually fading in the house. We spent the last two weeks with the upstairs of the house in chaos, repainting our bedroom. Why do projects always take so much longer than expected? Anyhow, all that's left is to put the doors back up and then hang stuff up on the walls in a week or two when the paint is set. I don't know what the next project will be. Poor Tim, I do keep him busy!

Well, time to put another load of laundry in the machine & write up a couple of lab reports...